Women in the Performing Arts

Audrey Hepburn

37-cent Audrey Hepburn stamp
The Audrey Hepburn stamp was issued on June 11, 2003.

Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) is one of the most iconic figures in American film. In the 1950’s and 1960’s she starred in now classic movies such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Sabrina. She also starred in Roman Holiday, and won an academy award for her performance in 1953. In addition to her film work, Hepburn was also very successful on Broadway and won a Tony in 1954 for her role Ondine. Although she is most well known for her work as an actress, Audrey Hepburn also did a profuse amount of charity work during her life. Hepburn primarily worked with children and even acted as the goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. Because of her remarkable film and stage career as well as her honorable humanitarian actions, Audrey Hepburn is remembered as one of America’s most timeless classic film stars.

An Audrey Hepburn postage stamp was released as part of the Legends of Hollywood Issue. The stamp was illustrated by Michael Deas and was issued in Los Angeles, California, at the Research Laboratory of the Children’s Hospital.