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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.

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."



"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.

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