“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
Audrey Hepburn captivated me from an early age. It wasn’t her movies really although I love them as well but her. It was her grace, it was effortless and later it was who she was as a person rather than an actress. A true lady. The quote above is one of my favorites of all time and one that I have hanging above my desk. It reminds that behind beauty their is more…if not, beauty is usually quite transparent and fleeting. For Audrey that was not the case…
Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn shows Audrey’s life not only as a graceful actress but as a woman. It shows her beauty was both inside and out. Detailing the life of the elegant icon Audrey Hepburn, Donald Spoto opens the door to an inner look at what made Audrey so captivating to a worldwide audience. From her early upbringing and struggles during World War II in Nazi Holland and her eventual rise to the stage after learning that her dancing dreams would never come to fruition, to her Hollywood life and often troubled romantic relationships, Spoto gives an in depth and honest look at who she was as not only an actress, wife and mother but also as a human being. Special attention is given to her career as each role is analyzed with intricate detail combined with the politics and the behind-the-scenes world of Hollywood in that golden age.