What is Audrey on Netflix about?

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There is no denying that Audrey Hepburn was a Hollywood legend fashion icon and humanitarian, unlike any other. Fans of the infamous actress have watched all of her films repeatedly, enjoying every second, and a new Netflix title called Audrey might just be something they need to see.

The documentary feature first arrived on DVD and Blu Ray on December 15, 2020, before getting a VOD/digital release on January 5, 2021, and is available now on Netflix. The streaming service has an incredibly enthralling lineup of nonfiction features, including Athlete A, Icarus, American Factory, and many more must-watch endeavors, and the Hepburn doc titled Audrey is another fine addition to the roster.

It’s hard to find anyone these days that hasn’t heard of Audrey Hepburn and the magnificent lady is revered for being a champion of cinema. Not only had Hepburn won a slew of highly coveted lifetime achievement awards in her time and be one of 16 people to have an EGOT, but she is also the first actress to win a Golden Globe, Oscar, and BAFTA award for the same performance in 1953’s Roman Holiday.

Hepburn was also ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest screen legend of the Golden Age of Hollywood and was also inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. She was more than an icon in many ways, and if anyone wants to get to know her better, they should not sleep on the documentary Audrey.

What is Audrey?

While there has been a lot of coverage in the past of the iconic figure, none pay tribute to her greatness, like the 2020 documentary from filmmaker Helen Coan who is known for her work on the film Chasing Perfect. She brilliantly helms this exploration into the infamous Breakfast at Tiffany’s star and the project was made with cooperation and input from Hepburn’s son Sean Hepburn Ferrer, who is interviewed quite a bit in Audrey.

Everything is on display here from her time on the big screen in such endeavors as Roman Holiday, and Charade as well as an insightful glimpse into her humanitarian work with UNICEF. It also looks into her traumatic childhood in the Netherlands during World War II and her marriages, the first two of which were not of her liking, but she did find solace with partner Robert Wolders eventually.

The Netflix documentary is a superbly designed and brilliantly crafted compilation of archive and original footage with talented individuals such as Keira Moore, Alesandra Ferri, and The Royal Ballet’s Francesca Hayword showcasing Hepburn’s love of dance. There also impactful interviews from the likes of director Peter Bogdanovich and critic Molly Haskell.

Audrey is now available on Netflix.

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