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 (hĕp′bûrn′), Audrey Originally Audrey Kathleen Ruston. 1929-1993.
Belgian-born American actress whose film credits include Roman Holiday (1953), for which she won an Academy Award, and Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961).


, Katharine Houghton 1907-2003.
American actress whose unique comedic and dramatic presence marks many motion pictures, including The Philadelphia Story (1940), Adam's Rib (1949), and The African Queen (1951). She received a record-setting four Academy Awards for Best Actress.
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1. (Biography) Audrey. 1929–93, US actress, born in Belgium. Her films include Roman Holiday (1955), Funny Face (1957), and My Fair Lady (1964)
2. (Biography) Katharine. 1907–2003, US film actress, whose films include The Philadelphia Story (1940), Adam's Rib (1949), The African Queen (1951), The Lion in Winter (1968) for which she won an Oscar, and On Golden Pond (1981)
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1. Audrey (Eda van Heemstra), 1929–93, U.S. actress, born in Belgium.
2. Katharine, born 1909, U.S. actress.
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Noun1.Hepburn - United States film actress who appeared in many films with Spencer Tracy (1907-2003)Hepburn - United States film actress who appeared in many films with Spencer Tracy (1907-2003)
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"It is my opinion the fiddler David must have been an insipid sort of fellow; I like black Bothwell better: to my mind a man is nothing without a spice of the devil in him; and history may say what it will of James Hepburn, but I have a notion, he was just the sort of wild, fierce, bandit hero whom I could have consented to gift with my hand."
Colwin's "More Home Cooking" is where I discovered Katharine Hepburn's recipe for brownies.
Business Minister Jamie Hepburn yesterday pledged to consider a staff buy-out of Stornoway's Talk Talk call centre in a bid to save 59 jobs.
During the 1950s and 60s, Audrey Hepburn was a screen goddess.
The terrified university graduate was left with a frozen face, initially feared to be a stroke, after Alex Hepburn attacked her as part of a sordid 'sex conquest' game he set up on a message app with teammates.
BRUSSELS - From personal pictures and dresses to film props and awards, an exhibition offering an intimate look at the life of late actress Audrey Hepburn has opened in Brussels, marking the 90th anniversary of the Hollywood star's birth in the Belgian city.
Alex Hepburn, 23, was convicted after an attack he carried out during the first night of a sexual conquest "game" he helped to set up on a WhatsApp group.
Alex Hepburn got into bed with the victim after she had consensual sex with his team-mate, who was elsewhere.
Hepburn, who the sentencing judge concluded thought he was "God's gift to women", had cooked up the "pathetic, sexist game" with a team-mate.
Jailing Hepburn at Hereford Crown Court yesterday, Judge Jim Tindal told the cricketer he and a former team mate had agreed a "pathetic sexist game to collect as many sexual encounters as possible".
Judge Jim Tindal told Hepburn, stood in the dock wearing a suit while members of his family looked on, he had seen his victim "at that moment, as a piece of meat, not a woman entitled to respect".
An Australian-born cricketer who raped a woman he found "dozing" in his teammate's bedroom was jailed for five years by an English court on Tuesday.Alex Hepburn, 23, was convicted following an attack that took place during the first night of a sexual conquest "game" he helped set up on a WhatsApp group.