Audrey Kathleen Ruston, more famously known as Audrey Hepburn, was born on this day, May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, Belgium.
Although she started her career as a ballerina and model, she turned to acting because "I needed the money; it paid ₤3 more than ballet jobs" and came to America in 1951.
She starred in numerous films, notably Roman Holiday (1953), Sabrina (1954), War and Peace (1956), The Nun's Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1960) and My Fair Lady (1964).
Married twice, she had two children.
Shortly after her last film, she became an ambassador for UNICEF and devoted the rest of her life to aiding poverty-stricken children.
Ms. Hepburn died on January 20, 1993 in Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland, where she was also interred.