Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian known for her film and fashion icon status. She was recognized as the third-greatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood and was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.
Her daily routine played a significant role in helping her become one of the most successful and wealthy actresses of her time.
- Audrey Hepburn woke up early to say goodbye to her husband before he left for university.
- She always ate breakfast and had a dedicated 'detox day' every month.
- Hepburn worked and cleaned the apartment in the afternoon before meeting her husband later.
- She preferred intimate dinner parties and did not go to bed late.
Chains of Habit wrote that Audrey Hepburn would rise at 7:30 a.m., just in time to lovingly send her husband, Dr. Andrea Dotti, on his way to his post at a nearby university.
She usually popped out to a quick shop at the local store. Breakfast was the one meal a day she never missed and usually consisted of a couple of eggs, whole-grain toast, and coffee with milk. However, on her monthly detox, she would only eat fresh fruit, vegetables, and yogurt.
The screen legend preferred to eat organic, and unlike our modern-day celebrities, the only exercise she intentionally did was going for walks in the fresh air.
Much later in her life, in the 1980s, she became The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and her healthy diet gave her the much-needed energy to juggle her roles as wife, actress, and ambassador.
In the afternoon, Audrey would attend to any of the duties associated with her acting roles or socializing with friends.
Hepburn also ensured the apartment was spic and span before meeting her husband and walking back home together. This routine maintained her work/life balance and is unrecognizable in comparison to the daily routine of most of modern Hollywood's stereotypically self-obsessed stars.
Despite being at the epicenter of Hollywood, the British actress did not party frequently but had an extensive social network. She preferred more intimate dinner parties or visits to restaurants.
Hepburn's day would come to an end at a reasonable time so she could get her eight hours of sleep.