Yesteryear Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn
Yesteryear Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn was a staunch Nazi opposer!

ANI | Updated: Oct 29, 2018 19:33 IST

Washington DC, [USA] Oct 29 (ANI): Turns out, one of the most stylish Hollywood stars, Audrey Hepburn was a staunch opposer of the Nazis.
According to Page Six, the late actor's hatred for the Nazis was born after they killed her uncle, Count Otto van Limburg Stirum, who used to work for the Resistance during World War-II.
In a yet to be released book 'Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II', authored by Robert Matzen, presents factual proof that the actor used to directly work for the Resistance leaders, in order to fight off the Nazis. The book is due to be released in April 2019. Before writing the book, Matzen discovered a 188-page diary, Otto wrote during his prison term. 
Hepburn’s younger son, Luca Dotti, who wrote an introduction for Matzen's novel, mentioned that when his mother told him about her life, she often used to give "obscure and sometimes unpronounceable Dutch" locations instead of mentioning her life in Hollywood. He further said that she narrated her reminiscences of the time spent during the second world war as "children’s tales”.
Dotti added that it is now that the words "Good and Evil, and Love and Mercy" made more sense when compared to her second world war reminiscences. 
When World War-II broke out in 1939,  Hepburn of 'Breakfast at Tiffany' fame, who was in her pre-teens, used to be a ballet dancer in England. (ANI)