Actress, style icon, and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) was a true legend of cinema and fashion. After rising to stardom in Roman Holiday in 1953, she would go on to become one of only 17 people who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards. Hepburn has been recognised by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend from the Classical Hollywood cinema and was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. She’s also received BAFTA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, and the Special Tony Award. Hepburn’s last recorded performances were in the 1990 television series Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award.
Besides her shining cinema and fashion career, Hepburn was humanitarian at heart. As a teenager, she helped the Dutch Resistance against the Nazis in World War II. Later in life, from 1954, she devoted herself to UNICEF and worked in some of the poorest communities in Africa, Asia and South America. In 1992, she was awarded the US Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. A month later, after returning from a UNICEF trip in Somalia, she died of appendiceal cancer, aged 63.
To commemorate 30 years since Audrey Hepburn’s death on 20 January 1993, we dive into her remarkable world. Here are 9 destinations where you can walk in the footsteps of the legend herself.
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