Thursday, 26 February 2009

Did you know?

Audrey Hepburn was an Oscar winner, an activist, an icon - she was also an animal lover. She kept a pet deer after the animal trainer on the set of the 1959 film “Green Mansions” directed by her then-husband Mel Ferrer suggested she take her on-screen side kick, called Ip, home with her so it could learn to follow her. Bob Willoughby, a photographer on the set of many of Audrey Hepburn’s films, writes: "Beverly Hills habitués are fairly blasé about what they see but Audrey being followed around town by this lovely creature stopped everyone in their tracks."
She also had Mr Famous, a Yorkshire Terrier, who was hit by a car and killed.
She was born in Brussels on 4th May 1928.


Winchester whisperer said...

Do you have a photo of her with Ip?

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

She was a wonderful actress. Interesting to hear that she was an Animal Activist. Didn't know that. Learn something new every day, eh?