One of the most recognizable faces in film, the notoriety and cultlike appreciation for her beauty and grace has carried her memory onward since her death at age 64 in 1993. The actor was best known for her performance as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s — which celebrates its 56th birthday this year — but there’s so much more to her legacy than one incredibly memorable performance. In fact, even though she is one of the most visible, pored over, studied, wondered about actors of the modern era, it’s possible there are still some facts you don’t know about her.
And so if we’re going to celebrate Hepburn on the birthday of one of her most famous films, why not do it with an exciting dive into facts about her life you probably never knew? Check out what we discovered in our research into the actor’s life.