By Donald Spoto
Her identify is synonymous with splendor, kind and charm. Over the process her remarkable existence and occupation, Audrey Hepburn captured hearts around the globe and created a public photograph that stands as probably the most recognizable and cherished in fresh reminiscence. yet regardless of her foreign popularity and her tireless efforts on behalf of UNICEF, Audrey was once additionally identified for her excessive privateness. With unparalleled entry to studio documents, buddies and associates who knew and enjoyed Audrey, bestselling writer Donald Spoto offers an intimate and relocating account of this gorgeous, elusive and proficient woman.
Tracing her fabulous upward thrust to stardom, from her harrowing adolescence in Nazi-controlled Holland in the course of global battle II to her years as a suffering ballet dancer in London and her Tony Award–winning Broadway debut in Gigi, Spoto illuminates the origins of Audrey’s tenacious spirit and fiercely passionate nature.
She could pass directly to megastar in probably the most well known video clips of the 20 th century, including Roman Holiday, Sabrina, Funny Face, The Nun’s Story, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and My reasonable Lady. a chum and proposal to popular clothier Hubert de Givenchy, Audrey emerged as a manner icon in addition to a movie legend, her impact on women’s style nearly extraordinary to this day.
But at the back of the glamorous public personality, Audrey Hepburn was once either a special and a deeper individual and a girl who craved love and affection. Donald Spoto deals impressive insights into her expert and private relationships along with her husbands, and with celebrities corresponding to Gregory Peck, William Holden, Fred Astaire, Gary Cooper, Robert Anderson, Cary furnish, Peter O’Toole, Albert Finney and Ben Gazzara. The turbulent romances of her adolescence, her profound sympathy for the plight of hungry childrens, and the thrills and terrors of motherhood ready Audrey for the ultimate bankruptcy in her lifestyles, as she committed herself completely to the charity efforts of a firm that had as soon as come to her rescue on the finish of the struggle: UNICEF.
Donald Spoto has written a poignant, humorous and deeply relocating biography of an unforgettable lady. finally, Enchantment finds the non-public Audrey Hepburn—and invitations readers to fall in love together with her all over the place again.
“She used to be as humorous as she was once appealing. She used to be a paranormal blend of excessive stylish and excessive spirits.” —Gregory Peck
“In spite of her fragile visual appeal, she’s like steel.” —Cary Grant
“Audrey was once identified for anything which has disappeared, and that's splendor, grace and manners . . . God kissed her at the cheek, and there she was.” —Billy Wilder
“There isn't a lady alive who doesn't dream of having a look like Audrey Hepburn.” —Hubert de Givenchy
“Her magnetism used to be so outstanding that everybody desired to be just about her. It used to be as though she positioned a tumbler barrier among herself and the area. You couldn’t get in the back of it simply. It made her remarkably attractive.” —Stanley Donen
“She has real attraction. most folk easily have great manners.” —Alfred Lunt
From the Hardcover edition.