"Starring JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT (“Party Of Five” “I Know What You Did Last Summer”) as Audrey Hepburn, and featuring FRANCES FISHER (“Titanic”) as her mother, this mini series reveals the dramatic life lead by this most appealing of performers – her childhood in Holland during the Nazi occupation, her meteoric rise to stardom on Broadway and in films, her doomed love affair with William Holden, her troubled marriage to Mel Ferrer, and her life long search for her father, a collaborator during the War.
Concealed behind the dazzling smile of Audrey Hepburn was a woman who had known great difficulties, and overcame them to become the top international film star in the world, an Academy Award winning actress, and a fashion designer’s dream. Her every change of hair-style was copied by young women all over the world. Featured in the series are her teenage years during the war, in which deprivation and hunger forged her determination to survive and her work with the Resistance almost cost her life. After the war, she and her mother fled to London, where Audrey supported them dancing in revues until she was spotted by the famous French author Collette, who personally chose her to play “Gigi” on Broadway, in which she became an overnight sensation. She then went on to star in such films as “Roman Holiday” with Gregory Peck (for which she won an Academy Award), “Sabrina” with Humphrey Bogart and William Holden, who would become her lover, “Funny Face” with Fred Astaire, and perhaps her crowning role , Holly Golightly in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” where she clashed with it’s author, Truman Capote.
Her affair with the womanizing star William Holden was threatening to her new success but he was perhaps the great love of her life and their break up drove her into the arms of Mel Ferrer, who was to become her first husband. As his own career was on the wane, Audrey’s was spiraling ever upward and Ferrer devoted himself to being her protector and sometimes, jailer. He did fulfil her long dream of having a child but the marriage eventually terminated. Her role as Holly Golightly in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” best described Audrey’s own life; a lost beauty looking for love in the arms of the protector/father she never had known."