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10 Photos That Prove Audrey Hepburn Was More Than Just A Pretty Face

May 4 would've been her 86th birthday.

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1. In 1988, she joined UNICEF as a Goodwill Ambassador.

"I went into rebel country and saw mothers and their children who had walked for ten days, even three weeks, looking for food, settling onto the desert floor into makeshift camps where they may die. Horrible. That image is too much for me. The 'Third World' is a term I don't like very much, because we're all one world. I want people to know that the largest part of humanity is suffering," she said of Ethiopia, her first trip with UNICEF.
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"I went into rebel country and saw mothers and their children who had walked for ten days, even three weeks, looking for food, settling onto the desert floor into makeshift camps where they may die. Horrible. That image is too much for me. The 'Third World' is a term I don't like very much, because we're all one world. I want people to know that the largest part of humanity is suffering," she said of Ethiopia, her first trip with UNICEF.

2. She spent the next five years traveling to over 20 countries helping children in need.

3. She used her fame to bring attention to those in need.

"I'm glad I've got a name, because I'm using it for what it's worth. It's like a bonus that my career has given to me."
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"I'm glad I've got a name, because I'm using it for what it's worth. It's like a bonus that my career has given to me."

4. She went to Vietnam in 1990 to promote UNICEF's immunization and water programs.

5. Somalia, her final mission, made the biggest impression on her.

"Apocalyptic," she called it. "I walked into a nightmare.... I have seen famine in Ethiopia and Bangladesh, but I have seen nothing like this-so much worse than I could possibly have imagined. I wasn't prepared for this."
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"Apocalyptic," she called it. "I walked into a nightmare.... I have seen famine in Ethiopia and Bangladesh, but I have seen nothing like this-so much worse than I could possibly have imagined. I wasn't prepared for this."

6. There were more than 8 million people starving to death when she visited in 1992.

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"Nothing ever prepared her for going to a camp and meeting a little kid and coming back the next day and he wasn't there anymore" said her son, Sean.
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"Nothing ever prepared her for going to a camp and meeting a little kid and coming back the next day and he wasn't there anymore" said her son, Sean.

8.

"Taking care of children has nothing to do with politics. Politics has nothing to do with one's helping a dying child. Survival, that's what it's about. I think perhaps with time, instead of there being a politicization of humanitarian aid, there will be a humanization of politics," she said.
Via rareaudreyhepburn.com

"Taking care of children has nothing to do with politics. Politics has nothing to do with one's helping a dying child. Survival, that's what it's about. I think perhaps with time, instead of there being a politicization of humanitarian aid, there will be a humanization of politics," she said.

9.

"What I've seen in Somalia is one of the greatest tragedies ever."
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"What I've seen in Somalia is one of the greatest tragedies ever."

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