Audrey Hepburn’s last will and testament was made public, 24 years after the death of the actress who passed away in 1993 after a struggle with cancer.
One of Audrey Hepburn’s children released his mother’s last will and testament to the public, following a lawsuit with the charitable foundation started by Audrey Hepburn.
Sean Hepburn Ferrer, 57 years old, sued the charity in October of this year for breaching copyright and other rights belonging to him and Luca Dotti, his stepbrother.
According to some documents presented in court, Sean Hepburn Ferrer rejects the charity’s rights of using his mother’s name. According to Sean, in the will, Audrey Hepburn mentioned only her two children as her sole heirs of her assets and royalties.
According to the will, Audrey Hepburn left her most valued jewelries and assets to her family and close friends.
Audrey Hepburn died of cancer at the age of 63 and she was in a long relationship with Dutch actor Robert Wolders at the time of her death. She left Wolders two silver candlesticks worth 500 Swiss francs at the time.
Audrey Hepburn also left two Russian icons to her friend, famous French designer Hubert of Givenchy, worth 20.000 Swiss francs and Yul Brynner’s wife, Doris Kleiner, 10.500 worth of Bulgari emeralds. Brynner’s daughter, Victoria, received Tiffany’s diamonds and brooches valued at 1.500 Swiss francs.
Givenchy was chosen by Audrey Hepburn as the sole executor of her estate.
Audrey Hepburn owned three properties in Saanen, Lully and the main estate in Tolochenaz, Switzerland, also known as La Paisible. The estate was sold in 2000 for an undisclosed sum of money.
Besides her estates, Audrey Hepburn left her son, Sean, Bulgari earrings and diamonds worth 6000 Swiss francs. Her other son, Luca, received 4000 worth of pearls and Bulgari diamonds.
The siblings also inherited Audrey Hepburn’s royalties, which still bring in quite a bit of money.