What Happened To Audrey Hepburn's Children?

Actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn emanated elegance and beauty. "She had this ability to make everyone who met her feel that she was really seeing them, and recognizing what was special about them," said friend Michael Tilson Thomas to People. "Even if it was just in the course of the few moments that it takes to sign an autograph, and a program. There was a state of grace about her."

Hepburn's appreciation for kindness started early. She aided the Resistance in World War II when the Belgian-born actress lived in Holland, which her mother thought would be safer than England where they lived, according to the Encyclopedia of World Biography.  After the Nazis overtook the country, Hepburn suffered from food insecurity. As a teenager, Hepburn became a courier for the Resistance, said Biography.

As an actor, Hepburn became an EGOT (an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony-award winner — just 16 exist, according to Yahoo). She received the Oscar for Best Actress in 1953's "Roman Holiday," the Tony for Best Actress in "Ondine," an Emmy for her hosting PBS's "Audrey Hepburn's Gardens of the World" and a Grammy (Best Spoken Word Album for Children) for "Audrey Hepburn's Enchanted Tales" — the last two awards she received posthumously. She also received three Golden Globe Awards and three BAFTAs.

While Hepburn is admired for her movies, such as "My Fair Lady," "Breakfast at Tiffany's," and "Sabrina," it was family that meant the most to the actress and her children strive to continue her legacy.

Who are Audrey Hepburn's children?

The 27 films she made and her charity work for UNICEF (via Encyclopedia of World Biography) filled Audrey Hepburn's life, but her family made it complete. "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other," she said (per Good Reads) and it was an adage she lived. She married two times and had two sons: Sean Ferrer (with actor Mel Ferrer) and Luca Dotti (with Count Andrea Dotti), according to Baby Gaga. Her son, Sean, wrote a book about his mother's life, "Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit." "We're fortunate to have this extraordinary foundation of ... growing up in this farmhouse in Switzerland," he said to "The Early Show."  "She wanted a normal life for herself and for us. And it's a valuable and beautiful memory that she left us."

Both Ferrer and Dotti worked in the film industry, according to Distractify: Ferrer in development, production, and marketing and Dotti appeared in "C à vous." Together, they created the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund, which organized Hepburn memorabilia exhibits to raise money for humanitarian causes. Dotti filed a lawsuit over intellectual property rights regarding Hepburn's name and image, a case that was resolved in Ferrer's favor in 2019. "Hopefully, I can now get back to what counts: continuing our mother's legacy of grace and humanity," said Ferrer, quoted by PR Newswire

Hepburn never knew her grandchildren: Ferrer has three children; Dotti, two, reported Distractify. She died on January 20, 1993, at the age of 63.