Audrey Hepburn

 

 

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May you rest in Peace.
Born May 4th 1929 in Hepburn - Ruston, in Brussels Belgium. Daughter of Victor Hepburn-Ruston & Ella van Heemstra.
She married Mel Ferrer September 25, 1954. Audrey divorced him in December 5, 1968.
Sean born January 17, 1960( this is also the date my little pixie face Jacqualine was born 17th July 1986). In 1964 she believed her dad had died and began searching for him. She found him in Dublin and at 74 and he had remarried She sent him for the next 20 years.

She married Dr Dotti January 18 1969 6 weeks after her divorce.

February 8th Luca 1970 born but sadly divorce Dr Dotti in 1980. During 1981 she met Dr Robert Wolders and he remained as Audrey's partner till her death.

Ella Audrey's mum passed away August 1984.

In 1992 Audrey was diagnosed with colon cancer and was given 3 months to live but hung for 79 days. Her last walk with Robert  was in 10th January in her gardens at La Paisible .. The Peaceful in Tolochenaz Switzerland on January 20th 1993. She passed away at 7pm in her sleep.
I visited where she reasts now in peace Tolochenaz Switzerland on 26th October 2007 and place some red roses on here grave, A quite very peaceful town. Her grave was not austentatious in anyway, in fact quite the opposite and I feel sure that is what she would have requested. I also visited the church nearby where her funeral service was conducted. A solemn morning sitting quitely there and just thinking I was so close to her final resting place to of one of the most wonderful, elegant ladies that graced our magazine covers, starred in movies, plays and towards the end of her life gave her heart and soul to UNICEF and her own Audrey Hepburn's Childrens' Fund.
Audrey with your cute pixie like face and those amazing eyes, clearly the mirrors of your generous soul.

 I have just watched on Ovation and our local TV station 2 fantastic specials on here in Sydney April 2010, Crying at the end, as I always seem to do, just wishing you were still here.

 .....We leave you a tradition for the future.
* For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
* For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness;
* For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
* For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
* For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.
* People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed.
* Never throw out anybody.
* Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true.
* A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labour exploitation and disease, and given them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential. 
* How shall I sum up my life? I think I've been particularly lucky. Does that have something to do with faith also? I know my mother always used to say, 'Good things aren't supposed to just fall in your lap. God is very generous, but he expects you to do your part first.' So you have to make that effort. But at the end of a bad time or a huge effort, I've always had - how shall I say it? - the prize at the end. My whole life shows that.
* I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.
* I don't want to be alone, I want to be left alone.
* I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true.
* I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.
* I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people's minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.
I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience.
* I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it. I was asked to act when I couldn't act. I was asked to sing 'Funny Face' when I couldn't sing, and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn't dance - and do all kinds of things I wasn't prepared for. Then I tried like mad to cope with it.
* I may not always be offered work, but I'll always have my family.
* I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine.
* If I get married, I want to be very married.
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. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.
* In Holland and Belgium, and afterwards in England, my happiest moments were in the country. I've always had a passion for the outdoors, for trees, for birds and flowers.
* It is too much to hope that I shall keep up my success. I don't ask for that. All I shall do is my best - and hope.
* It's that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so don't fuss, dear; get on with it.
* Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.
My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses.
* My own life has been much more than a fairy tale. I've had my share of difficult moments, but whatever difficulties I've gone through, I've always gotten the prize at the end.
* Not to live for the day, that would be materialistic -- but to treasure the day. I realize that most of us live on the skin -- on the surface -- without appreciating just how wonderful it is simply to be alive at all.
* Opportunities don't often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.
Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.
* People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
* Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.
* Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you're exactly the same.
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
* There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl's complexion.
* There must be something wrong with those people who think Audrey Hepburn doesn't perspire, hiccup or sneeze, because they know that's not true. In fact, I hiccup more than most..
* When the chips are down, you are alone, and loneliness can be terrifying. Fortunately, I've always had a chum I could call. And I * love to be alone. It doesn't bother me one bit. I'm my own company.
* When you have found it, you should stick to it.
* You can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you.
* Your heart just breaks, that's all. But you can't judge, or point fingers. You just have to be lucky enough to find someone who appreciates you.
* Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
* The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.
* The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
* The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows.
* Your good old days are ahead of you, may you have many of them.'

 

 

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