When Audrey Hepburn starred in a movie, she lit up the screen. Her unique sense of fashion, her grace, and, most important, her spirit made her beloved by generations. But her life offscreen was even more luminous.
As a little girl growing up in Nazi-occupied Europe, she learned early on that true kindness is the greatest measure of a person—and it was a lesson she embodied as she became one of the first actresses to use her celebrity to shine a light on impoverished children throughout the world.
This is Audrey as a little girl, an actress, an icon, an inspiration; this is Audrey just being Audrey. "Just Being Audrey" by Margaret Cardillo and illustrated by Julia Denos is now available in bookstores.
Last fall a rare set of stamps featuring the screen icon were sold for a staggering $606,000 at a charity auction. The 10 stamps show the legendary actress smiling coyly with a cigarette holder in her mouth, in character as Holly Golightly from the movie "Breakfast At Tiffany's."