FACT FOOD #437

During World War II, Audrey Hepburn lived in Arnhem, Netherlands. In her teens, she worked with the Dutch Underground, giving ballet performances to collect donations for the anti-Nazi effort and as an occasional courier. Post war, she received dance training and later studied ballet in London. She worked in insignificant roles for few of the British films before spotted by French writer Gabrielle Colette, who deemed Audrey to play the title role of the Broadway version of her play ‘Gigi’. Audrey got the part and then went on to star in her Oscar winning performance ‘Roman Holiday’ and rest is history.