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Posted October 19, 2007
In the beginning of the novel 'Audrey Hepburn' by Warren G. Harris he starts off by explaining her family life and how she grew up. She lived with her mother and father and two half brothers from her mothers previous marriage. The lived in England before World War II. Before the war really got bad and hilter started his nazi ways her parents were pro-facist. Audreys father who was a baron named joesph Ruston left the Pro-fasicts ways and left England.Audrey and her mother were left alone. Once hitler started becoming stronger Audrey and her mother Baroness Ella were put through the worst of times.Since they were jewish they were put into concentration camps but since Baroness Ella had some what power they got to choose sometimes where they wanted to stay. At this point her mother stopped her pro-facist ways. Since they lost so much weight during they war Audrey suffered asthma and weight issues the rest of her life. It also didnt help how she smoked too. During the war the only thing Audrey did to keep her spirits up was dance ballet. After the war ended Audrey was to tall to be a Ballet dancer (even thought she was amazing at Ballet) she started becoming a showgirl. During these days some directors wanted to start a project titled 'Nederlands in 7 Lessen.' It was'nt a big movie but it got her noticed to star in her first big play called 'Gigi'. This was the starting of her career. During this play she was engaged to Bill Holden another movie star. It didnt work out though because they never had time for each other and quickly ended the engagment. 'Gigi' was such a big success that it led her to her first big movie called 'Roman Holiday' which won her her first oscar award and thats where she met her first husban Mel Ferrer. This movie also led to other movies such as 'Sabrina', 'Ondine', 'War and Peace', 'Funnyface', 'Love in the afternoon', 'The nuns story', and many more. She had two children with Ferrer Sean and Luca. There first child was a miscarriage. It didnt work out with Mel many years later and she re married to a man named Andre Dotti who she spent the rest of her life with.She did not have any children with him. She spent much money to the United of Nations Children Fund. Audrey later then dies on January 20, 1993. She was buried on top of a small knoll over lookig Lake Geneva, fields and vineyards. The major Messages and themes of this novel were to push yourself to the hardest and you will reach your dreams. Also to never give up and always give. Audrey tried to shows people that it was always best to care about others before yourself and to never give up on your dreams. What I liked about the novel 'Audrey Hepburn' was that it showed all of her foles and everything that she perfected. She was such a caring person that once you read this story it makes you want to be a good person and to help others. The thing I didnt like about the Novel was that the author went to into so much detail about the other peoples live that sometimes it just made it not interesting to read. Also he was kind of sexual towards Audrey and sometimes went into deatail about how he felt. I highly recommend this book for others to read because it shows Audrey went through the worst of times when she was a child, (living in concentration camps all through out the war) but still lived her life to full potential and became someone known for her actin and dancing abilites, beauty, kindess, genoursity and over all best life. It teachess people to strive for what they believe in and to care about others rather than just yourself. Audrey also didnt dies from drugs she died from a natural cause. At this time many other stars died from overdoses. She was pure. It shows to love and live life and to be a good person.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.