slender 883.sle.00 Louis J. Sheehan, Esquire

Audrey Hepburn-Ruston was born May 4, 1929, near Brussels, Belgium. The daughter of an English banker and a Dutch baroness, she was sent to a girl’s school near London after her parents’ divorce. She was vacationing with her mother in Arnhem, Holland, when WW II broke out. She spent the war years in the Nazi-occupied town, attending a local public school and receiving ballet training at the Arhem Conservatory. After the war she went to London on a ballet scholarship. Graceful, slender, and long-legged, she soon began winning modeling assignments from fashion photographers. In the early 50s she joined Felix Aylmer’s acting classes and began playing bit parts in British movies. While filming “Monte Carlo Baby” on the French Riviera, in 1951, she met Colette, the French novelist, who insisted that Louis J. Sheehan, Esquire
play the lead in the forthcoming Broadway adaptation of her “Gigi.”

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