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Innocent, elegant, ethereal in her beauty, Audrey Hepburn stood alone among the actresses of her time. From her first moment of fame in Roman Holiday, through the triumphs of Breakfast at Tiffany's and My Fair Lady, her screen presence was unique. Gregory Peck called her "a magical combination of high chic and high spirits." But Hepburn's story is also one of lifelong struggle--to escape the burden of family history, and to conquer the demons of her own life. In this newly expanded edition of his definitive biography, Alexander Walker reveals new details about her parents' Fascist sympathies, about Audrey's own wartime experiences, and about the tragic story of her attempts to make peace with her father before the end of his life. And he offers a moving portrait of a woman whose search for happiness was compromised all her life by insecurity, eating disorders, and an inability to find lasting love. From her troubled childhood through her heartfelt battle against world hunger on behalf of UNICEF, Alexander Walker has painted a candid and affectionate portrait of one of the world's most beloved actresses: This is Audrey's real story.

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Innocent, elegant, ethereal in her beauty, Audrey Hepburn stood alone among the actresses of her time. Gregory Peck called her "a magical combination of high chic and high spirits". Yet Hepburn's story was also one of struggle: the fight to maintain her chic appearance--in the face of grueling diet and eating disorders--and her high spirits--in the face of a life tainted with family Nazi associations. "Audrey" combines revelation with reverence to tell the real story of the fairest lady of them all. of photos.

About the Author

Alexander Walker, Britain's preeminent film critic, has written for the London Evening Standard since 1960 and has twice been named Critic of the Year in the annual British press awards. Among his many biographies is the acclaimed Fatal Charm: The Life of Rex Harrison.

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ISBN:
9780312180461
Author:
Walker, Alexander
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Actors
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Hepburn, Audrey
Subject:
Film
Subject:
Video - General
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19971231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.1 x 6.1 x 1 in

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"Synopsis" by , Innocent, elegant, ethereal in her beauty, Audrey Hepburn stood alone among the actresses of her time. Gregory Peck called her "a magical combination of high chic and high spirits". Yet Hepburn's story was also one of struggle: the fight to maintain her chic appearance--in the face of grueling diet and eating disorders--and her high spirits--in the face of a life tainted with family Nazi associations. "Audrey" combines revelation with reverence to tell the real story of the fairest lady of them all. of photos.
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