Family Tree Tuesday – Audrey Hepburn
Beloved film actress Audrey Hepburn is perhaps one of the world’s most famous actors of all time. As a film and fashion icon, Hepburn has continued to influence the industry well after her passing. She remains one of the few entertainers to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. Her most memorable movies include Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Roman Holiday and Sabrina. In addition to her work in television and film, Hepburn is also remembered as a great humanitarian. She devoted much of her later years in life to working with UNICF as a Goodwill Ambassador.
Hepburn was born Audrey Kathleen Ruston on May 4, 1929. She was the only child of Joseph Ruston and Baroness Ella van Heemstra. Her father was an English banker and left the family when Audrey was six. Her mother was descended from a line of Dutch aristocrats.
In 1994, her sons and long time companion Robert Wolders created the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund to help support organizations throughout the world dedicated to helping improve the lives of children in need.
Check out Audrey Hepburn’s family tree and see how you’re related!