Stars from everywhere hit the 2019 Oscars with a loud bang. Stars like Lady Gaga had one of the most impressive looks of the night, and she spiced up her immaculate Alexander McQueen gown with an extraordinary neck piece. Gaga wore the famous 128-carat yellow diamond last seen on Audrey Hepburn.
This exotic necklace is said to have only graced few events, and in its 141 years of existence, it was last seen in 1961 when Audrey Hepburn wore it in to pose for the poster art for Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Audrey passed away in 1993 and to celebrate her amazing life, here are some facts about her.
Her Real Name
Audrey, as we all know, is still one of the greatest actresses Hollywood has ever been blessed with.
She was multitalented, and the funny thing is her real name is Audrey Kathleen Ruston.
She didn't start calling herself Audrey Hepburn until 1948, and as at then, she was already making waves in the movie industry.
She Spoke Five Languages
The fact that Audrey was a beautiful and very talented person was a bonus to her flawless beauty.
Audrey could speak Five good languages, how impressive is that? Very!
She could speak English, Spanish, French, Dutch, and Italian.
She Is An EGOT Winner
The British actress, model, dancer, humanitarian amongst other things could brag of all four awards. That is, she has an Emmy, Grammy, an Oscar and likewise a Tony award.
The very accomplished actress won an Emmy for hosting Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn, a Grammy for spoken word album Audrey Hepburn's Enchanted Tales, an Oscar for best actress in Roman Holiday, and a Tony for best actress in Ondine.
Audrey Was An Introvert
As amazing as Audrey was, she was an introvert.
In a 1953 interview with LIFE Magazine, Audrey revealed that:
"I have to be alone very often. I'd be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That's how I refuel."
That’s a very nice method of getting one’s life in the right rhythm.
Her Favorite Color
Most people indeed assumed that Audrey’s favorite color was white, well she did love white, but that was not her best color.
Audrey’s son, Luca Dotti once revealed that her favorite color was cyan, not white.
Whichever the case might be both colors looked great on her.
She Trained As A Dentist
Before her big break in the Broadway play Gigi, Audrey was trained to become a dental assistant.
Luckily for her, a talent scout discovered her in time, and she headed to the big screens.
The actress who made a statement everywhere she went would have been a dental assistant if not for fate.
Her Dancing Career
Audrey was born on 4th May 1929, and as at age five, she started her dancing career.
She was already a good ballet dancer as of 1944, and her skills earned her some cash.
She also secretly danced for groups of people to collect money for the Dutch resistance, well, typical Audrey who uses her talent to bring positivity and change.
Her Parents And The Nazi
The actress who was born in the Nazi era, was on the side of the resistance while her parents were Nazi sympathizers.
Her father and mother were reportedly members of the British Union of Fascists.
It’s a good thing her parents' choices didn’t affect her career.
Every single picture was ever taken of Audrey always captured her petite body frame and her flawless beauty.
Little did we know that she had big feet. She once said,
"I'd like not to have such angular shoulders, such big feet, and such a big nose."
Anne Frank And Audrey Hepburn
Young Anne Frank an Audrey had a lot in common.
Audrey was Born in May while Anne was born June 12 and it’s so sad what happened to little Anne and her family.
Audrey read the famous Anne Frank diary and said,
“I was given The Diary of Anne Frank in Dutch, in galley form, in 1946 by a friend,”
the actress said she felt bitter because Anne’s story was also her story.
Audrey always wanted to be a mother, but she wasn’t too lucky and suffered five miscarriages.
Reports claim that her lack of body fat and the fact that she worked too much was to blame.
Eventually, young Audrey was able to conceive, and she became a proud mother of two.
She has two sons, Luca Dotti, and Sean Hepburn Ferrer.
The Tiffany Diamond
The last person who wore the Tiffany diamond before Gaga was Audrey in 1961.
The Tiffany Diamond was designed by Jean Schlumberger and was worn by Audrey for a photo shoot for Breakfast at Tiffany‘s In 1961.
The priceless 128-carat yellow diamond looked amazing on Audrey, and it was almost like it was made for her.
Her Favorite Jewelry
Every woman has that piece of jewelry that calls to her in ways no other can.
For Audrey that was Pearls, she was a pearls person, and she had them many.
Her favorite piece was a pearl necklace given to her by husband Mel Ferrer, and it fit her like a glove.
Audrey Was A Humanitarian
For someone who grew up in the Nazi era, it must have been very tough for a young lady of her size and age.
She collaborated with UNICEF, and she opened up,
“I can testify to what UNICEF means to children because I was among those who received food and medical relief right after World War II. I have long-lasting gratitude and trust for what UNICEF does.”
She was an ambassador for UNICEF in 1988.
Her Givenchy Perfume
A star of Audrey’s level caught the eye of numerous labels and Givenchy created a perfume specifically for her in the 1950s.
The Perfume is called L’interdit which means forbidden.
At first, it was an exclusive perfume, but after some years it became a selling brand.