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The Audrey Hepburn Story is a 2000 American biographical drama television film based on the filme of actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn. It stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, who also produced the film. Emmy Rossum and Sarah Hyland appear during the early scenes of the film playing Hepburn in her early years. The film was shot in Montreal, Canada, and premiered on ABC on March 27, 2000.[1]

The Audrey Hepburn Story
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Written byMarsha Norman
Directed bySteven Robman
Composer(s)Lawrence Shragge
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
CinematographyPierre Letarte
Editor(s)Peter B. Ellis
Running time175 minutes
Production company(s)
Original networkABC
Original release
  • March 27, 2000 (2000-03-27)



The film spans from Hepburn's early childhood to the 1950s which details her life as a Dutch ballerina,[2] coming to grips with her parents' divorce,[3] and enduring life in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II. She then settles in the United States where she succeeds in making it big as an actress, starring in such films as Breakfast at Tiffany's.

The closing credits include footage of the real Hepburn during one of the UNICEF missions she undertook in her final years.[1][4]


Several versions of the film were aired. In the United States, it aired as a three-hour film on ABC on March 27, 2000, while in other countries a longer version was broadcast over two nights.



  1. ^ a b Gallo, Phil (March 26, 2000). "The Audrey Hepburn Story". Variety. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  2. ^ Austin, Isabella (February 20, 2017). "Audrey Hepburn Dancing Through the War: From Ballet to Beyond". Entity Magazine.
  3. ^ "Audrey Hepburn [1929-1993]". New Netherland Institute: Exploring America's Dutch Heritage.
  4. ^ Brennan, Patricia (March 26, 2000). "Audrey's Story". The Washington Post.

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