Even though she is no longer with us, beloved Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn always had a wise word to say. Though her life was tragically cut short, the British beauty approached life with an endearing sense of humor and a warm kindness that we so admire.
Born Audrey Kathleen Ruston or Edda Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston, she starred in countless iconic films during her life. The list of Audrey Hepburn movies reads like a novel of achievements. Sabrina, Roman Holiday, Funny Face, and Breakfast at Tiffany's are just some of the more memorable works Hepburn appeared in during her 63 years. While most are familiar with her entertainment endeavors, the star dedicated her later years to inspirational humanitarian work. Her collaboration with UNICEF earned her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Talk about brains and beauty!
Audrey Hepburn quotes to live by
Despite her huge celebrity status, the actress valued her private life. At 31 years old, Hepburn became a first-time mom. Before her son, Sean, was born, she suffered multiple miscarriages, but she maintained a positive outlook.
"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had," she is quoted as saying in Diana Maychick's authorized Hepburn biography, Audrey Hepburn: An Intimate Portrait. "Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."
Today, that ever-present optimism and captivating spirit lives on in Audrey Hepburn's children, reminding us constantly of what we've always loved about her.
Watch the video below to see some of Audrey Hepburn's inspirational quotes.