Audrey Hepburn Google Logo Marks The Star’s Humanitarian Efforts On Her 85th Birthday

Audrey Hepburn 85th Birthday google logo

Today’s Google logo is a tribute to British actress Audrey Hepburn on what would have been the star’s 85th birthday.

Hepburn, who is known as much for her style as the roles she brought to life in films like Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and My Fair Lady, was an avid humanitarian. Hepburn’s Google logo celebrates the actress’s commitment to helping improve the lives of impoverished children worldwide.

As a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, Hepburn spent time in Africa, South America and Asia, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her efforts with the organization in 1992.

In 1994, two years after Hepburn lost her life to a rare form of appendiceal cancer, her partner Robert Wolders and her son Sean Ferrer founded the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund to continue Hepburn’s lifelong work.

Robert Wolders is quoted on the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund website, claiming:

Audrey never, it seems to me, strove or hoped to leave a lasting legacy with her films. Certainly she was tickled by the fact that so many of them had become as popular as they did. What I feel she would have wanted, had she been given more time, would have been to continue her efforts on behalf of children – because she knew it is a never-ending task with much still to be accomplished. If there is anything she would have wished for it is that her work be continued.

In her lifetime, Hepburn starred in 27 films, performed on stage in London and on Broadway, and had numerous television roles. Her acting career earned her a BAFTA, Oscar, Golden Globe and Tony. Hepburn died at her home in Switzerland on January 20, 1993.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Logos


About The Author: is Third Door Media's General Assignment Correspondent, and reports on the latest news and updates for Marketing Land and Search Engine Land. From 2009 to 2012, she was an award-winning syndicated columnist for a number of daily newspapers from New York to Texas. With more than ten years of marketing management experience, she has contributed to a variety of traditional and online publications, including,, and Sales and Marketing Management Magazine. Read more of Amy's articles.

Connect with the author via: Email | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn


Get all the top search stories emailed daily!  


Other ways to share:

Read before commenting! We welcome constructive comments and allow any that meet our common sense criteria. This means being respectful and polite to others. It means providing helpful information that contributes to a story or discussion. It means leaving links only that substantially add further to a discussion. Comments using foul language, being disrespectful to others or otherwise violating what we believe are common sense standards of discussion will be deleted. Comments may also be removed if they are posted from anonymous accounts. You can read more about our comments policy here.

Comments are closed.

Get Our News, Everywhere!

Daily Email:

Follow Search Engine Land on Twitter @sengineland Like Search Engine Land on Facebook Follow Search Engine Land on Google+ Get the Search Engine Land Feed Connect with Search Engine Land on LinkedIn Check out our Tumblr! See us on Pinterest


Click to watch SMX conference video

Join us at one of our SMX or MarTech events:

United States


Australia & China

Learn more about: SMX | MarTech

Free Daily Search News Recap!

SearchCap is a once-per-day newsletter update - sign up below and get the news delivered to you!



Search Engine Land Periodic Table of SEO Success Factors

Get Your Copy
Read The Full SEO Guide