Her son even said that Hepburn would tell stories of Europe while leaving stories of Hollywood out, showing how much this time of her life impacted her.
Audrey Hepburn — heartbroken by the execution of her uncle by the Nazis — worked for the Resistance in World War II, an upcoming book will report.
Hepburn was a preteen ballerina in England when the war broke out in 1939. Her mother, a baroness, took her home to Holland hoping the Netherlands would stay neutral. But the country was soon occupied by the Third Reich.
In “Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II” (due in April from GoodKnight Books), Robert Matzen presents proof that the “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” star worked directly for Resistance leaders.
The execution of her uncle, Count Otto van Limburg Stirum, was traumatic. Matzen discovered a 188-page diary Otto wrote during the four months he was imprisoned before his heroic death.