Audrey Hepburn back in Brussels

01 May 2019 - 04 August 2019

In an interview on Belgian television in 1959, Audrey Hepburn said: "I was born here in Brussels, and I am very happy about that". It is precisely because the actress (1929-1993) was born in the Brussels municipality of Ixelles, exactly ninety years ago, that her son, Sean Ferrer, has decided to devote a biographical exhibition to the memory of his mother in the Vanderborght building, in the centre of the capital.

The exhibition "Intimate Audrey" (1 May to 4 August) is primarily based on photos of the Hollywood star, some of which will be on public display for the first time. Personal items including clothing and accessories, as well as videos portraying significant events in her life, will also feature in the exhibition. The emphasis is more on the woman as a person rather than the actress, her marriage to the actor Melchor Gaston Ferrer and her humanitarian work.

The proceeds from admissions will be donated to EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe and to the Brugmann and Bordet hospitals in Brussels. For practical information, visit: