In the magazine Álbum dos Artistas number 13 of the 2nd Volume, published in 1957, it is entirely dedicated to the actress Audrey Hepburn. This publication is 32 pages long and tells the life story of the actress, with lots of images.
Álbum dos Artistas
Álbum dos Artistas is a publication dedicated to actors and actresses. Two volumes came out. The first volume publishes ten issues, each issue tells the life story of three actors. The second volume, published between 1957 and 1958, has 50 issues, each issue tells the story of an artist’s life.
Audrey Hepburn was born in 1929 in Brussels. Daughter of a supplied family. Her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston, was a Britannic born in Auschwitz (Austria). His mother was part of the Dutch aristocracy, Baroness Ella Van Heemstra.
Audrey Hepburn and the Second World War
With the outbreak of the Second World War, Audrey and her mother moved to Arnhem in the Netherlands. The idea of this migration was to escape the war, as the Netherlands in the first world war opted for neutral status.
Otto van Limburg Stirum, an uncle of Audrey, in 1942, was shot by the Nazis, was one of five accused of being part of the Dutch resistance, which destroyed a German train.
Audrey Hepburn also participated in the Dutch resistance.
On his way to school, Audrey secretly carried propaganda. In addition, Audrey courageously brought food to two allied pilots.
Audrey at Arnhem Conservatory
While in Arnhem, Audrey attended the conservatory between 1939 and 1945. She began taking ballet lessons under the tutelage of Winja Marova, becoming her “star” student.
After the end of the war Audrey and his mother moved to Amsterdam. At this time, and because of the war, they had little financial capacity.
After several ballet shows, Audrey made her film debut in 1948 in “Dutch in seven lessons“. Later, in the same year, they moved to London.
While ella worked to support herself and her daughter, audrey appeared as a chorus girl at the West End Theatre. During the plays, Audrey took elocution lessons.
The evolution of a great artist
Audrey had her first big job in cinema, as a dancer in “The Secret People” (1952). In this film he worked with names like Valentina Cortese and Serge Reggiani.
She was hired to make the film “brandy for the person”,but during the negotiations she was offered a small role in “nous irons à Monte Carlo” (1952).
The French novelist Colette was in Monte Carlo during the filming and invited Audrey for a Broadway play, “Gigi”.
Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer
At a party organized by a common friend, Gregory Peck, where Audrey and Mell Ferrer met. Peck suggested to the two of them to star in the film “Ondine”.And so, in this film a relationship began. As a result, they ended up getting married in September 1954.
Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holliday”
In 1953, Audrey had her first big success with “Roman Hollyday“. This film starring Gregory Peck won Audrey an oscar, the BAFTA prize and the Golden Globe.
In 1954, Audrey was the protagonist with Humphrey Bogart and William Holden in the film “Sabrina“. This romantic comedy directed by Billy Wilder gave Audrey an Academy Award nomination and won the BAFTA prize.
War and Peace
King Vidor is the director of the film “War and Peace” (1956). As protagonists Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer and Vitorio Gassman. This film is an adaptation of Tolstoy‘s novel.
Finally, the film “Ariane”. This romantic comedy was directed by Billy Wilder, and starring Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier and Gary Cooper.