Uprooted: Audrey Hepburn
A trivial look at famous family trees.

Treading Lightly

Thanks to the Gap's recent TV ads, Audrey Hepburn is back in the limelight. But cinema fans know there's far more to the slender, long-legged actress than her skinny black pants. After Hepburn's 1953 part as Princess Ann in Roman Holiday brought her immediate stardom and an Academy Award for best actress — she continued charming audiences as Jo in Funny Face (popularizing that waifish wardrobe item), Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and, of course, Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Following her film career; Hepburn played the real-life role of Special Ambassador for UNICEF. And her lineage is every bit as illustrious as her list of movie credits. In honor of Hepburn's upcoming birthday, we give you the skinny on the beloved actress' ancestry.