One of only 15 performers to "run the table" by winning the coveted "EGOT" (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) set of awards, Audrey Hepburn is one of the icons of 20th century fashion as well as among the greatest screen stars ever, ranked by The American Film Institute as the #3 actress in cinema history. After her Broadway performance in GIGI launched her toward stardom, Hepburn quickly scaled to the top of Hollywood's Mount Olympus with one of her most memorable movie roles in ROMAN HOLIDAY and in 1953 and enjoying a spectacular career through her 1967 performance in WAIT UNTIL DARK, after we which she mostly retired from the movies to focus on humanitarianism as an Ambassador for UNICEF.
WAIT UNTIL DARK enabled Hepburn to demonstrate that even after years on the screen being widely acclaimed as one of the most beautiful women ever she also had serious "acting chops," playing blind women being terrorized by drug criminals in her New York apartment.
ROMAN HOLIDAY made Hepburn a household name as a co-star with Gregory Peck as a journalist trying to get a story about Hepburn's princess who has gone undercover in the Italian capital. Hepburn was the first actress to win an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA (the British "Oscar") for this film.
LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON (1957)
LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON was written and directed by Hollywood legend Billy Wilder and provided Hepburn with the opportunity to co-star with another male titan, Gary Cooper following on her earlier screen chemistry with Peck as well as William Holden in SABRINA.