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Garden named after Audrey Hepburn

    Audrey Hepburn ((b. Ixelles, Belgium, 1929 – d. 1993, Tolochenaz, Switzerland), born Audrey Kathleen Ruston, on May 4, 1929, in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium, had a diverse upbringing due to her parents’ divorce. After residing in London and the Netherlands, she faced hardships during the Nazi occupation in Arnhem, which led to depression and malnutrition. Post-liberation, she pursued ballet in London on scholarship and ventured into modeling before transitioning into acting. Audrey gained acclaim with her role in « Roman Holiday » (1953), earning an Oscar. Her marriage to Mel Ferrer in 1954 was followed by notable performances in « Sabrina » (1954) and « The Nun’s Story » (1959). Reaching the peak of her career, Audrey starred in iconic films like « Breakfast at Tiffany’s » (1961) and « Charade » (1963), earning multiple Oscar nominations. She retired in 1967 but continued occasional film appearances. Her philanthropic work with UNICEF, starting in 1988, showcased her commitment to children’s welfare. Audrey Hepburn passed away on January 20, 1993, in Tolochnaz, Switzerland, at the age of 63, leaving behind a legacy of 31 high-quality films and timeless elegance, recognized in Empire magazine’s « The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time ».

    Address : Chau. d'Ixelles, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium


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