Examples of Elegance: Audrey Hepburn

Since the idea of “Examples of Elegance” came to mind, there is really only one person I could think of. The ever so charming, Ms. Audrey Hepburn. I have to admit, I was a little late on the Hepburn train, I had seen Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Funny Face, but it wasn’t until a couple summers ago, when I picked up a copy of Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn, that I really started to understand what elegance means.

It is no secret that Ms. Hepburn led a difficult childhood, but her resolve and strength is an inspiration. As an actress, she often chose roles that were varied and difficult, and she put the work in for each and every one. In her personal life she chose marriage and family over the limelight, later moving to Switzerland for peace and quiet that one would not be afforded in the United States. In addition to the roles of wife, mother, and actress, one could also add humanitarian to that list.

Audrey Hepburn oozed elegance into everything she did, and it showed. She is repeatedly ranked one of the greatest actresses in history, and will forever be remembered for her grace, poise, and smile. Let it be an inspiration to us all.

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