A life in pictures: Audrey Hepburn

Jessica Lone Summers 27 September 2018

Image via Vintage Everyday

Hepburn was born in Belgium, Brussels on May 4, 1929 to Baroness Ella van Heemstra and her father J.A. Hepburn-Ruston. At the age of five, Hepburn was sent to study in England but was brought back to her mother's home town, Arnhem, Holland, when the Second World War broke as her Mother assumed the neutral country would be safer. When it became clear safety Hepburn’s safety was in fact at more risk in Holland, her Mother demanded she only spoke Dutch and she did so until the war ceased.

2. A young Audrey poses with her mother
A young Audrey poses with her mother