Audrey Kathleen van Heemstra Ruston is born in Brussels, Belgium.
Boarding School in England
She is sent off by her mother to boarding school in Kent, England at age 5.
After their family was left by their father, Audrey's parents divorced.
Helping with the Dutch Resistance in WWII
1940 - 1945
Audrey helps with the Dutch Resistance in Nazi-occupied Holland while surviving the war.
Audrey's personal life including family, marriages, children, etc.
Engagement to James Hanson
December 4, 1951
Audrey announced her engagement to James Hanson, but called it off because their careers would keep them apart.
1st Marriage: Mel Ferrer
September 25, 1954
Audrey marries Mel Ferrer, an actor from American, in Switzerland.
Audrey has her first miscarriage with husband Mel Ferrer.
Audrey has her second miscarriage with husband Mel Ferrer.
Birth of Sean Hepburn Ferrer
January 17, 1960
Audrey gives birth to her first son Sean, with husband Mel Ferrer.
Divorce from Mel Ferrer
December 5, 1968
After 14 years of marriage, and being seperated since 1967, Mel and Audrey divorce leaving Audrey with custody of their son, Sean. She only spoke with Mel a few times after, but aside from that they kept no contact.
2nd Marriage: Andrea Dotti
January 18, 1969
Her second marriage was to Italian psychiatrist, Dr. Andrea Dotti.
Birth of Luca Dotti
February 8, 1970
Audrey gives birth to her second son, Luca, with husband Andrea Dotti.
Met Robert Wolders
Audrey met Robert Wolders at a Christmas party in 1979. Although Audrey did not marry him, Robert Wolders was her partner for the last 9 years of her life. He comforted her in her hardest times of family health issues and deaths.
Divorce from Andrea Dotti
After 13 years of marriage, and filing for divorce in 1980, Andrea and Audrey's divorce is finalized. Audrey has custody of Sean and Luca. She still keeps contact with Andrea for the sake of Luca.
January 20, 1993
Audrey Hepburn died in her sleep of colon cancer at 7:00 a.m., at her house in Switzerland. (A photo of Audrey's grave)
First Dance Lessons
Audrey first begins taking ballet classes and dances at the Sadler's Wells Ballet company.
Debuts in High Button Shoes and Sauce Tartare
She is in High Button Shoes and Sauce Tartare as her debut in the London musical theatre.
Audrey played the lead role in her break-out Broadway production of Gigi.
Co-staring with Gregory Peck in her first Hollywood film, Audrey acted in Roman Holiday. Her performance got her an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award.
Audrey starred in the Broadway production of Ondine, and she received a Tony Award for her performance.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Audrey's performance in Breakfast at Tiffany's got her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress.
My Fair Lady
Wait Until Dark
She played a terriorized blind woman in a thriller film. It was very adventurous for her and her career.
She began her work for the United Nations Children's Fund as an ambassador.