Audrey Hepburn, icon of elegance, grace, class and beauty is finally back on our screens. The release of the new documentary is scheduled for the end of November, it tells the most hidden and most intimate part of the Hollywood star’s life.
The actress’s past has not been easy at all. Born in 1929, she lived a rather hard childhood in Holland; her parents divorced when she was only six years old, after which her father decided to abandon the whole family and Audrey had to live on her own skin the dramas of the war and the Nazi occupation, events that marked her throughout her life. As a child, her biggest dream was to become a ballet dancer, but unfortunately the malnutrition experienced during the war prevented her from developing a good muscle tone for that profession. But that little girl would never have expected to become such a famous actress and to star in films like “Roman Holiday”, “Sabrina”, “The Nun’s Story” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.
In 1954 she married the actor Mel Ferrer, the marriage lasted fourteen years and the actress gave birth to her first son Sean Hepburn Ferrer. From her second marriage, with the Italian Andrea Dotti, she had her second son, Luca Dotti, who said that his mom was always present in his life and she was an ordinary mom, with the sense of priorities and the ability to marvel at the little things. Audrey Hepburn left the cinema to devote herself completely to her children. In 1989, after being named UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, she declared: “I can testify to what UNICEF means to children, because I was among those who received food and medical relief right after World War II”. Thus, with her humanitarian commitment and with her missions in Latin America, Asia, Turkey and Africa, she has contributed to the projects in order to help the neediest children.
“Audrey”, the title of the movie, will be the first documentary released with the consent of the family. The British director Helena Coan said: “The film provides intimate interviews with those who knew her best, intertwined around rare archival footage”, indeed among the various contributions of friends and family there will be the testimonies of her son Sean Hepburn Ferrer and the former Givenchy art director, Clare Waight Keller. The long-awaited film will deal with Audrey’s private pain, the absence of love in her life, her most difficult days and the contrast with her public image.
This will be an unmissable journey through the most unknown part of the life of one of the most loved women of all time. “The best kept-secret about Audrey was that she wanted to be loved”.