Google honors Audrey Hepburn with a Doodle on its homepage

It’s been more than 20 years since Audrey Hepburn died from a rare type of cancer, but Google honored the actress on Sunday with a Doodle on its homepage to mark what would have been her 85th birthday. Hepburn is best known for starring in films from the ’50s and ’60s such as Breakfast at Tiffany’sand My Fair Lady, as well as her reputation for elegance and style. In her final years, she became a humanitarian who worked as an ambassador for UNICEF. She died at the age of 63.

Audrey Hepburn died of cancer in 1993, but her stunning visage lives on, primarily through posters in college dorm rooms. But today, on what would have been her 85th birthday, it lives on through a Google Doodle. The image was adapted from a 1956 black and white photograph taken by Yousuf Karsh, artist Jennifer Hom explains in a Google blog post. The Doodle team rotated through several options (which you can see here) but ultimately settled on the above image because it showcases the actress’s beauty and grace along with her passion for humanitarian work. “Finding the right solution for someone as timeless as Audrey proved a tricky task,” Hom writes. “Not only was she a classically beautiful actress, she also dedicated her life to philanthropy. I wanted to show both sides of her life’s work.”

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