Audrey Kathleen van Heemstra Ruston was born on 4 May 1929, in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium, of Austrian and British descent. Audrey was an actress and icon in the fashion world, best known to be one of the legendary female actresses during the Golden Age of Hollywood. She appeared many successful films including “Roman Holiday”, “Sabrina”, and “My Fair Lady”. All of her efforts helped put her net worth to where it was prior to her passing in 1993.
How rich was Audrey Hepburn? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that was at $100,000, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. She appeared in numerous films and won various awards for several performances. Many argue that her net worth would’ve been higher, but later in life she dedicated most of her time to charity work. All of these lead to the eventual position of her wealth.
Audrey Hepburn Net Worth $100,000
During World War II, Hepburn attended Arnhem Conservatory, as she was moved to the Netherlands to avoid German attacks. She also took ballet lessons, and after Germany invaded the Netherlands she adopted the name Edda van Hemstra, and became part of the Dutch resistance, delivering packages and messages.
After the war, Audrey moved to Amsterdam to continue her ballet training. She made her film debut in 1948 and it was entitled “Dutch in Seven Lessons”. She also worked part time as a model, and did a few other jobs for financial support. She then became a chorus girl and participated in various productions such as “High Button Shoes”. Minor roles in films such as “The Lavender Hill Mob” and “One Wild Oat” followed, and her first major role came in 1952 in the film “The Secret People”, in which she played a ballerina. She was then cast for the title role in the Broadway play “Gigi”, which earned her a lot of critical praise, and a boost to her net worth. She would start gaining popularity, and did a total of 219 performances during the run of “Gigi” during a tour around the United States.
She then starred in the film “Roman Holiday”, which became a big success and won her an Academy Award for Best Actress, as well as a BAFTA and Golden Globe Award for her performance. She was given film contracts that coincided with her various stage performances, and soon she would appear in the comedy “Sabrina”. She continued racking in nominations and even won a Tony Award for “Ondine”, and for the remainder of the decade, she continued making highly successful films including “War and Peace”, “Funny Face” and “The Nun’s Story”. She then starred in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, which earned her another Academy Award nomination, and then in “Charade” opposite Cary Grant, and “Paris When it Sizzles”. Hepburn went on and continued making films until the late 1960s.
In 1967, Hepburn started to devote more time to her family and would make fewer films. Her last motion picture came in 1998’s “Always” and she would also focus more of her time to UNICEF. Meantime, she had developed a fabricated rivalry with British singing actress Julie Andrews, that was further exaggerated by the press, but was probably good publicity.
For her personal life, she was engaged to James Hanson but called off the marriage apparently because of the demands of her work. She then met actor Mel Ferrer and they were married in September 1954. During their marriage, Audrey had two miscarriages allegedly because of work, so on her third pregnancy, took time off from acting to give birth to their son. After fourteen years of marriage they divorced, and she then met psychiatrist Andrea Dotti. They had a child and their marriage lasted thirteen years despite both of them supposedly becoming unfaithful. She then had a relationship with Robert Wolders and they remained together until her death; although they never formally married, Hepburn considered them to be wed. In 1992, Hepburn was diagnosed with a rare form of abdominal cancer and she underwent surgery for it. She also began chemotherapy but later tests showed that the sickness had spread too far to be operable. She died in 1993 while sleeping in her home.
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