Oscar Actors: Hepburn, Audrey–Cumulative Advantage (EGOT Winner)

Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929; she died January 20, 1993.

She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood.

Born in Ixelles, Brussels, Hepburn spent her childhood between Belgium, England, and the Netherlands.

In Amsterdam, she studied ballet with Sonia Gaskell. She moved to London in 1948, where she continued her ballet training with Marie Rambert. She began performing as a chorus girl in West End musical productions. After minor roles in  several films, Hepburn starred in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi, in which she was case based on being spotted French novelist Colette, on whose work the play was based.

Oscar and Tony Awards in Same Year

She rose to stardom at age 24, after playing the lead role in Roman Holiday (1953), for which she was the first actress to win an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA Award for a single performance.

That same year, Hepburn won a Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play for her performance in Ondine.

She starred in many successful films, such as Sabrina (1954), The Nun’s Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), Charade (1963), My Fair Lady (1964), and Wait Until Dark (1967), for which she received an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA nominations.

Hepburn won three BAFTA Awards for Best British Actress in a Leading Role.

In recognition of her film career, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from BAFTA, the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, and the Special Tony Award.

She is one of only 15 people who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards.