: I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine.
While she vacationed with her mother in Arnhem, Netherlands, Hitler's army took over the town. It was here that she fell on hard times during the Nazi occupation. Audrey suffered from depression and malnutrition.
In 1948, after being spotted modeling by a producer, she was signed to a bit part in the European film Dutch in Seven Lessons. Later, she had a speaking role in the 1951 film, Young Wives' Tale as Eve Lester.The part still wasn't much, so she headed to America to try her luck there.
Audrey reached the pinnacle of her career when she played Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's, for which she received another Oscar nomination. She scored commercial success again playing Regina Lampert in the espionage caper Charade.
In 1967, Audrey decided to retire from acting while she was on top.In 1988, she became a special ambassador to the United Nations UNICEF fund helping children in Latin America and Africa, a position she retained until 1993. She was named to People's magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.