Forever the epitome of style, with her signature cigarette holder, short hair style and “gamine” looks, Audrey Hepburn rose to stardom in the 1953 romantic comedy Roman Holiday staring alongside the highly acclaimed actor Gregory Peck. For her role in the film, she became the first actress to win an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award for a single performance. She remains one of only 16 people to do so.
She went on to win two more BAFTA Awards, the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, and the Special Tony Award.
More importantly in 1992, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work outside of the entertainment industry, having spent time in some of the poorest communities of Africa, South America and Asia, as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, which she had been since 1954.
She died in 1993 at the age of 63, however in 2004, Hepburn was named “The most beautiful woman of all time” and in 2015, she was voted “The most stylish Brit of all time.”