A lot of people ask me why I love Audrey Hepburn, and until now, I can’t believe people actually ask that. I mean, seriously? The only reason people would ask such a silly question is when they don’t know her, and that in itself is already bizarre because, how the fuck is that even possible (not knowing Audrey Hepburn)?
So “in case you were living under a rock” (M, 2011 or 10 lol not sure. This is the lousiest citation ever, apologies), Audrey Hepburn was a Hollywood Actress. So yeah, she’s been dead for over a decade now so, okay, maybe I should forgive some people for not knowing her, but god, for a dead person, she’s everywhere! Not knowing her should be a sin.
But I’m sure everyone knows her. Some are just not familiar with her name.
I won’t give you an autobiography even if I can without googling (HAHA just kidding. maybe half of her life. hihi) so go ahead and google her. But just to give you a teaser (in case you don’t know her that well), here are 7 reasons Why it’s not hard to love Audrey:
7. Well, she’s talented. You should at least know that. *eye roll*
Audrey’s known for being Holly Golightly, which is why for most people, when they hear the name Audrey Hepburn, they imagine a girl wearing that famous black dress and big wayfarers (sometimes even with bagels or cigarettes, depends on which scene lol). Spoiler, in case you haven’t seen the movie, but that character was actually a hooker (surprise for those who didn’t know but I don’t blame you because she wasn’t so sensual in the movie), and Audrey actually said that she can’t play a hooker. But she did very well in the movie (but maybe not as a hooker) that she got nominated for the 1961 Academy Award for Best Actress.
Aside from acting, Audrey was actually a dancer — a ballerina to be specific. She started dancing at the age of 5. Go see Funny Face and watch her dance (and sing).
What really amazed me is the fact that she can speak five languages fluently. FIVE. She can speak English, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and French fluently. Don’t tell me that didn’t blow you away.
6. She’s a sincere philanthropist. (sincere lol bias)
She was once goodwill ambassador to the United Nations UNICEF Fund and helped children in Africa and Latin America. In addition to that, there’s some sort of a foundation named after her! It’s called the Audrey Hepburn’s Children Fund.
5. Her clothes *gasp*
She didn’t exactly design her clothes, but there were some instances wherein she tells the designer what she wants. Although she’s technically not a designer, she knows how to dress well, and even if you wear the most fashionable outfit but can’t pull it off, then, ew.
4. She’s the epitome of Elegance
This is actually very hard to explain because it’s best to see her in her movies, interviews, videos, etc. It’s hard not to see it either.
3. Oh did you know she was a spy?
Well, she was not actually a spy. But I caught your attention, didn’t I? During the second World War, she worked for the Dutch Resistance by being some sort of a messenger of secret messages (ooh), and these messages she delivered using her ballet shoes. (Click the link if you wanna read more about it)
2. She’s very, very pretty.
1. She can charm anyone
The first time Hubert de Givenchy heard that he was styling a certain Hepburn, he was so excited thinking it was Katharine Hepburn. He got disappointed when the girl who came to meet him wasn’t Katharine but Audrey. At first he did not want to “waste” time on her, but the collaboration the two had in Sabrina stood as the foundation of their err, life-long friendship! You probably think that friendships built on that are very common so maybe it’s not Audrey’s charm that captivated Givenchy, but, come on. It’s either you learn to love someone because they’re okay, or you just hate them forever. And he loved Audrey because she’s awesome.
She charmed me and her fans. hihi ’nuff said.
I actually don’t know anyone who hates Audrey. It’s probably because she’s dead and for some people, when someone’s dead, the hating stops. It also might be because not a lot of people know her. But instead of being neutral on the topic of Audrey, you might want to, you know, love her like I do. (And so people would finally stop asking me why I love Audrey.)