Audrey Hepburn

by Salma from Eden Prairie

"I have a broken heart. I feel desperate. I can't stand the idea that two million people are in imminent danger of starving to death, but with UNICEF we will make a difference."
Audrey Hepburn (
Audrey Hepburn (

My hero is Audrey Hepburn. She was born on May 4, 1929. Her father was British, and her mother was Dutch. When Audrey was little her parents divorced.

Later, as an adult, Audrey tracked down her father in Dublin, and supported him financially. From 1935 to 1958 Audrey was at boarding school in Kent. Audrey was doing ballet at arts and continued in London, but her height was too tall for her to perform.

She decided to seek work as a actor. From 1967, after 15 years in film, she acted once in a while. She spent more time with her family, and also working with the UNICEF. She was a special ambassador with UNICEF. In 1988 she visited Ethiopia at a camp for children and saw poverty and starvation.

She also visited the streets of South America and was appalled to see children living in such harsh conditions. Audrey reported to the congress of UNICEF how children are living in these conditions and how to make a change. After returning from Somalia in 1992, Audrey developed cancer, and died in January 1993 in Switzerland at the age of 63.

Page created on 3/5/2011 12:00:00 AM

Last edited 3/5/2011 12:00:00 AM

The beliefs, viewpoints and opinions expressed in this hero submission on the website are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the beliefs, viewpoints and opinions of The MY HERO Project and its staff.