In the mid 50s, Audrey Hepburn was young, famous, and desperately on search for the love of her life. Friend Gregory Peck introduced her to Mel Ferrer, an American actor 12 years older than her. And she finally found happiness.
In 1954 Audrey had already won an Oscar for her role in Roman Holidays and, at the age of 24, her greatest desire was to settle down and build a family.
The 25th of September they got married, with a very humble ceremony, in her beloved Switzerland. But their marriage life was far from serenity. Audrey continuously suffered from jaundice and chronic anemia, and her tendency to anorexia didn’t allow her to have children (she suffered two miscarriages before giving birth to her first son, Sean, in 1960).
Meanwhile, they started extramarital relationships.
Rumors claim that she was involved in a relationship with Albert Finney, co star in Two for the Road (1967). In 1968 they announced the divorce. They have been married for 14 years, a long period for two actors. Audrey’s mother was glad for her daughter’s divorce, since she had never tolerated Ferrer, defining him “delinquent frog”.
After the separation, Audrey Hepburn claimed: “You have to be very lucky to find someone who esteems you.”