Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 5, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
149 Reviews
She dazzled millions as Gigi. Eliza Doolittle. Holly Golightly. But to her most adoring fan, Audrey Hepburn was best known for her role as "Mummy."

In this heartfelt tribute to his mother, Sean Hepburn Ferrer offers a rare and intimate glimpse into the life of one of Hollywood's brightest stars. Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit is a stunning compilation of nearly 300 photographs, many straight from the family album and never before published; archival documents, personal correspondence, and mementos; even paintings and illustrations from the actress herself.
Sean tells Audrey Hepburn's remarkable story, from her childhood in war-torn Holland to the height of her fame to her autumn years far from the camera and the crush of the paparazzi. Sean introduces us to someone whose grace, charm, and beauty were matched only by her insecurity about her appearance and talent, and who used her hard-won recognition as a means to help children less fortunate than her own. With this unique biography, Sean celebrates his mother's history and humanity--and continues her charitable work by donating proceeds from this book to the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund.
  

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I enjoyed the pictures & the early chapters. - Goodreads
Beautiful read, with lots of wonderful photographs! - Goodreads
The pictures in this book are so great. - Goodreads
I do like seeing her childhood artwork, though. - Goodreads
Also, it's filled with lots of fun pictures, - Goodreads
I LOVED the pictures though! - Goodreads

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A beautifully written account of an incredible woman. I think most of us are already familiar with Audrey's life and filmography as viewers of her films, and I loved this more intimate view of her ... Read full review

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A beautifully written account of an incredible woman. I think most of us are already familiar with Audrey's life and filmography as viewers of her films, and I loved this more intimate view of her ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
16
Section 2
46
Section 3
47
Section 4
52
Section 5
64
Section 6
66
Section 7
116
Section 8
124
Section 9
136
Section 10
167
Section 11
175
Section 12
191
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Sean Hepburn Ferrer was born in films. His mother is Audrey Hepburn, his father Mel Ferrer. He has worked in all aspects of motion picture development, production, post-production and marketing. Sean founded the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund to continue his mother's legacy of helping children in need all over the world. Educated in Europe and fluent in French, Italian, Spanish, English and Portuguese, he lives in Santa Monica and Tuscany with his wife and his two children

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