Audrey Hepburn was awarded the American Medal of Freedom for her humanitarian work.
On this day in 1993, the famous actress Audrey Hepburn died. The death occurred in the Swiss town of Tolochenaz on the shores of Lake Geneva. This town is located just a few miles from Lausanne, with Audrey Hepburn living in the last part of her life. In the town of Tolochenaz, Audrey Hepburn was also buried in a local cemetery.
Audrey won an Oscar in 1953 for her role in the Paris Feast, in which her partner was Gregory Peck, and has starred in about thirty more films.
In addition to film, Audrey Hepburn also did charity work for UNICEF as a Goodwill Ambassador, which is why President Bush awarded her the Medal of Freedom in 1992.
Her funeral was attended by, among others, her fellow actors Alain Delon and Roger Moore. At the time of her death, she was Audrey at the age of 64.