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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn, 1956

Actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn was born on January 20, in 1993 (b. 1929). She rose to stardom in the romantic comedy Roman Holiday (1953) alongside Gregory Peck, for which she was the first actress to win an Oscar, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award for a single performance. Hepburn was photographed by Karsh in 1956, the year she starred in the BAFTA- and Golden Globe-nominated role as Natasha Rostova in War and Peace, an adaptation of the Tolstoy novel set during the Napoleonic wars, starring Henry Fonda and her husband Mel Ferrer.

See a Karsh portrait of Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer together.