There's only ever been one Audrey Hepburn. This documentary, completed with the support of Hepburn's partner Robert Wolders and narrated by Roger Moore, presents a very intimate remembrance of the movie star who was every bit as beautiful on the inside as she ever was on the screen.
Hepburn starred in some of the great Hollywood romances ("Sabrina", "Funny Face", "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and her Academy Award-winning triumph, "Roman Holiday"); but the woman behind the screen was just as fascinating. Enduring the horrific German occupation of Holland during WW2, Hepburn and her mother moved to London after the liberation, where Audrey learned that too much precious time had been lost, and she'd never fulfil her dream to become a classical ballet dancer.
Acting really just fell into her lap. Minor roles in several British films (including "The Lavender Hill Mob") led to director William Wyler plucking her almost from out of the blue to co-star opposite Gregory Peck in "Roman Holiday". Almost at the same time, she enjoyed two hits on the Broadway stage ("Gigi", "Ondine", the latter earning Hepburn a Tony Award). The rest, as they say, is history. In retrospect it seems incredible that she even made it at all! She wasn't Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Sophia Loren or Elizabeth Taylor. But she was magic all the same. And audiences adored her.
This documentary is filled with clips from many of her fondly-regarded hits (and a few rarities) plus insights from those who knew Hepburn best (friend Connie Wald, son Sean Ferrer, director Stanley Donen and former husband Mel Ferrer chief among them). A "loverly" reminder of what true movie magic is all about...and why we're all still head-over-heels in love with Audrey Hepburn.
A great companion documentary for A&E Biography's "The Fairest Lady", which is available on the DVD for How to Steal a Million.