‘Intimate Audrey’ Exhibition Now Open in Brussels
A new exhibition celebrating the life of actor Audrey Hepburn opened recently in Brussels, Belgium. The opening at the Espace Vanderborght museum marks the 90th anniversary of the movie star's birth in the Belgian capital. She died in 2003.
Hepburn's son, Sean Hepburn Ferrer, organized the exhibit called "Intimate Audrey." The collection includes hundreds of private and professional camera images, as well as objects from some of Hepburn's films. Among these is the motor vehicle used in the 1953 movie "Roman Holiday." Hepburn won an Academy Award for her performance in the film.
Ferrer said he wanted to offer a more personal look of the life of the British actress. In her later life, Hepburn spent her time working with aid organizations. She also became a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund.
Her son told Reuters, "She lived a humble life, a simple life, and maybe in there lies the key to why she is still so beloved today."
Hepburn was born in 1929 in Brussels to a Dutch mother and a British father. She later moved to London for ballet training and later turned to acting. She appeared in the play "Gigi" in New York in 1951.
She starred in a number of films in the 1950s and 1960s, including "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "Charade" and "My Fair Lady."
Visitors can also view Hepburn's writings and fashion drawings. Ferrer said one important feature of the exhibition was a reproduction of a cherry blossom tree. The tree is a tribute to his childhood home in Switzerland which his parents bought in 1963.
He added, "It is an unusual exhibition because it has been completely devoid of the Hollywood aspect of her career..."
The museum show will close on August 25.
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1.aid organizations 救援组织
These parties raise money for local aid organizations.
2.hundreds of 数百的
Hundreds of office buildings and homes developed large cracks in walls and ceilings.
3.bought in 引进
We have bought in large stocks of this material.
4.turned to 转向
He turned to look back, but by then she was out of sight.
5.The collection includes hundreds of private and professional camera images, as well as objects from some of Hepburn's films.
as well as 和...一样
Moral as well as financial support was what the West should provide.
She can play tennis as well as basketball.
6.She starred in a number of films in the 1950s and 1960s, including "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "Charade" and "My Fair Lady."
a number of 若干；一些
We have lived here quite a number of years.
The police rounded up a number of suspects.
近期，纪念演员奥黛丽·赫本生平的全新展览在比利时布鲁塞尔开幕 。在空间万德堡博物馆开幕的展览，是为了纪念这位电影明星在比利时首都诞生90周年，她于2003年去世 。
赫本的儿子西恩·赫本·费勒组织了这场名为“亲爱的奥黛丽”的展览 。展品包括数百张私人和专业的照片，以及赫本影片中的一些物品，其中包括1953年电影“罗马假日”中使用的摩托车，赫本在这部电影中凭借精湛的演技夺得奥斯卡奖 。
费勒说，他想从一个更私人的角度来展示这位英国女演员的生平 。晚年时期的赫本花费大量的时间从事公益活动，她还成为了联合国儿童基金会的亲善大使 。
赫本1929年出生在布鲁塞尔，母亲是荷兰人，父亲是英国人 。她后来移居伦敦学习芭蕾，之后转行做演员 。1951年，她在纽约出演话剧“吉吉” 。
参观者还可以看到赫本的手稿和时装图纸 。费勒说，该展览的一个重要特征是一棵复制的樱花树，这棵树是为了纪念1963年父母在他童年时期于瑞士买的房屋 。