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By Nina J P Evans

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Audrey Hepburn's childhood drawings


Lovely childhood drawings by Audrey Hepburn. I think that they are almost as irritable as Audrey herself!

On May 10, 1940, six days after Audrey’s eleventh birthday, a year after the childhood portrait. The Wehrmacht invaded the Netherlands, (known as the battle of Netherlands) having already come through Luxembourg and Belgium. It was during this five-year occupation that Audrey found her way into the arts. Supported and encouraged by her family, to help raise money for the Dutch Resistance, this creative freedom gave her, and family friends who enjoyed her performances a much needed reprieve from the circumstances. It was through Drawing, plays and ballet  that she ended up staring in the films such as The Lavender Hill Mob and Roman Holiday. Her talents were discovered in 1951 from there onwards she did look back. Her childhood personal experiences of World War II  later led her to become involved in UNICEF.

Audrey Hepburn quotes:
Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering — because you can’t take it all in at once.

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