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Audrey: The Girl Before the Girl by @moviehistories

By Pamelascott

In 1953, the world watched as a star was born.

Audrey Hepburn became an instant Hollywood icon whose style and talent instantly captured the public's imagination. In the ensuing decades, she has gone on to become one of Hollywood's most enduring legends. But many are unaware of the story leading up to her introduction to the world; a tale of survival, of tragedy, and the triumph of the human spirit.

The life of Audrey Hepburn began not upon the screen, but in a small corner of Europe, and under the wing of a family that was to see their world torn apart by the storm of war, and by the legacy of a dark family secret. In Audrey: The Girl Before The Girl, hear the incredible true-life story of Hollywood's most resilient and iconic survivor, and of the sometimes unbelievable childhood that shaped her.


(The Secret History of Hollywood, 10 August 2018, 7 hours 55 minutes, audiobook, Audible Original Podcast from @audibleuk, free with membership)



I knew very little about Audrey Hepburn before I listened to this. I was riveted listening to each episode. Audrey comes across as a lovely person, a true lady, someone who loved her family. I knew nothing about Audrey's past or her family's past. I felt I really got to know someone who was just a legend, a ghost to me. The podcast doesn't just focus on Audrey but delves into the lives of her friends, family and even people not closely related to her. I was impressed by the amount of research that went into the podcast. I had no idea Audrey grew up under Nazi occupation.

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