Five Things That IU And Audrey Hepburn Have In Common





South Korean actress and singer, Lee Ji Eun (also known as IU) once channeled Hollywood legendary icon, Audrey Hepburn in Hotel Del Luna episode 5. In episode 5 of Hotel Del Luna, IU was dressed in an elegant black dress with gloves, pearls, and tiara just like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany. Netizens were amazed at how cute the young actress look dressing up as Audrey Hepburn. Netizens also believe that IU is the new Audrey Hepburn. I agree with this. 

Besides channeling Audrey Hepburn, I also believe that IU has a few similarities with the Hollywood legend. These similarities make me believe that IU is the new Audrey Hepburn. Here are the five similarities.......


1) Both Grew Up in Poverty




These two stars had a hard life during their younger days. Audrey Hepburn's father- J.A Hepburn-Ruston deserted the family when she was only eight years old. Hepburn grew up during the World War II era (1939-1945). Life wasn't easy for Hepburn and her family back then. They had to run from places to places to survive. Sometimes Hepburn had nothing to eat except flour and tulip petals. This makes Hepburn suffered from anemia.

IU's family was quite well off before they faced a debt that put them in financial difficulties. IU and her younger brother lived with their grandmother. Later, the 3 of them moved into a relative's house where IU faced verbal abuse from a drunk relative. IU was also conned and robbed when she first began as a trainee at an agency. The agency promised to make IU a star by tricking her into sending a large sum of money. IU was really heartbroken. The money that IU lost belonged to her grandmother who saves up little by little from selling small accessories.

However, having a hard childhood doesn't stop IU and Audrey Hepburn from achieving their dreams. It's their past that makes them hardworking, courageous and kind.


2) Both Have A Heart of Gold




Growing up in poverty makes Audrey Hepburn and IU loves doing charities and helping those who are in need.

Besides, being an actress, Hepburn is also known as a humanitarian. After retiring from Hollywood, Hepburn joints UNICEF and became a goodwill ambassador in 1988. Hepburn traveled the world and raised national attention to the needs of starving, sick children in poor countries. As a child who grew up in the World War era, Hepburn understood too well what is it like to have a hard life and to be hungry.

Last week, IU was nicknamed the "Donation Goddess" by South Korean media. IU has done a lot of charity since she became a star. IU has donated a total of 600 million Korean Won ($496,359) over the last four years for children from low-income families. IU had also given scholarships to four outstanding students from poor families in need of collage. Plus she has also donated books and sent supporting education funds to the high school she attended. On the 8th of August 2019, the actress-singer has donated 10 million Korea Won ($8,3000) to the Seocho District Office to help the elderly who are in need.


3) Both Are a Gamine Beauty




IU and Audrey Hepburn have the same kind of beauty. Both belong in the gamine category. What is a gamine btw? In the Oxford Dictionary, gamine means "a girl with a mischevious and boyish charm" Girls/ladies with gamine beauty usually look innocent and childlike compare to those who belong in the bombshell category. A gamine beauty usually has a sweet and innocent smile, Bambi eyes, and a petite ballerina-like figure. Just like IU and Audrey Hepburn.

Trinny and Susannah once mention in their book, Who Do You Want To Be Today that a gamine's look evokes youthful softness and approachability. Girls with gamine beauty are pretty, sweet, and fun to be with. Girls with gamine beauty are mostly admired and adored by men. Just like IU and Audrey Hepburn.


4) Both Are Well Dressed




There is nothing sexual about the way IU and Audrey Hepburn dressed. IU and Audrey Hepburn both are well dressed. IU and Audrey Hepburn also have the same fashion sense since they both are a gamine beauty. IU and Audrey Hepburn's fashion is a mixture of innocent, sweetness and gentle elegance.


5) Both Brings Inspiration To Their Fans




Audrey Hepburn and IU's journey to fame and success wasn't as easy as we think. These two stars had endured a hard life during their childhood, work hard to survive and also achieve success. Their past also makes them a person with a heart of gold and love helping those who are in need. Besides talent, beauty, and kindness, IU and Audrey Hepburn are also known for their humbleness.

Reading Audrey Hepburn and IU's story brings tears to my eye. But also brings courage to my heart. As a fan of Audrey Hepburn and IU, I always see them as inspiration and will always admire them.

Audrey Hepburn is a legend. I admire her for her talent, beauty, fashion, kindness, humbleness, intelligence. I watched all her movies and definitely love her inspirational quotes. Audrey Hepburn is my idol and my favorite fashion icon.

IU is one of the most successful celebrities in Hallyu entertainment. She is also one of the K-Pop girls I admire. Her life story, music, and acting have inspired her fans around the world. I hope that IU will also become a legend like Audrey Hepburn. Hopefully, in the future, IU's grandchildren and our grandchildren will see her the same way as we see Audrey Hepburn today. A legend and an icon that we all will forever love, admire and adore.

That's all for now.

Thank You,

Fadima Mooneira ^_^


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References:

1)      https://www.koreaboo.com/lists/11-things-never-knew-iu-thatll-make-cry-1/

2) https://www.soompi.com/article/1346028wpp/philanthropic-stars-who-have-donated-more-than-100-million-won-to-help-those-in-need

3) https://www.allkpop.com/article/2019/08/iu-donates-10-million-won-to-elderly-in-need-during-summer-heat

4)       https://www.biography.com/actor/audrey-hepburn

5)       https://www.notablebiographies.com/He-Ho/Hepburn-Audrey.html

6)      https://www.thoughtco.com/audrey-hepburn-1779791

7)      Trinny & Susannah: Who Do You Want To Be Today


Comments

  1. Both have a golden heart that impress all their fans. Thanks for the comparison. I know both of them better now.

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  2. Sgt terperinci comparison ni. Terbaik. Normally, artist ni if drg drpd kehidupan yg sukar, mrk akan jadi sgt dermawan. Mrk kenang peminat mrk.
    Aida x kenal 2 artist ni. But tq for sharing. Akan search more in them :)

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  3. Ini artis k-pop ka? hehe. Naim tak follow semua artis di atas, apapun terima kasih share informasi sebegini. good job! :)

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    1. Thanx for your compliment. IU is a South Korean actress and singer, Audrey Hepburn tu Hollywood classic.

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  4. One word: STANNNNNN! But yeah I got see this one FB post about her outfit style in hotel de luna with Audrey Hepburn. And now you're sharing much intimate perspective. Awww. Even not a big fan of both, but I like them. And I love listening to IU song '25' hehe.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this. Biasanya bila dah senang sikit orang lupa diri. Terbaikla 2 artis ni have a golden heart walaupon dah hidup senang. Tak lupa dulu diorang pernah hidup susah

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  6. Sorry both person I tak berapa familiar tapi mungkin yang minat akan tahu tentang dua figura ini sama cantik dan sama lawa heehehehe

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  7. Sebenarnya i tak berapa nak kenal artis korea nie. Btw cantik2 pelakon/penyanyi korea nie..

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  8. Tau Audrey Hepburn aje, artis korea tu tak kenal...tapi perbandingan yang dibuat sangat menarik. Cantik pun sama cantik dan body pun sama slim melim..hehehe

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  9. Both are pretty and I love their gamine beauty. Good comparison and I love that you went out of your way to write this post.

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  10. Wow! Cx tak berapa tahu dan kenal both actress but those comparison sangat details dan menarik sekali. Boh have much similarity. They also loks kind and pretty ofcourse! New knowledge for me ! 😊 Thanks for sharing!

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  11. oh tak kenal pulak sape ni. tapi cukup faham bila dia memberi inspirasi kepada fans. tentu dia punya social life tersangat bagus. cantik pulak tu.

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  12. I knew Audrey Hepburn but I don't know who is IU. Now I know she a celebrity from South Korea. I think I salute both of them keep inspiring their fan until now.

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  13. nice sharing about comparison these two beauty celebrities with great achievement in their career

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  14. sejujurnya saay tak kenal artis artis korea ni hehe. apa apa pon, good effort buat comparison macam ni

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  15. Wahh rajinnya buat comparison artis. Kita ni langsung takde masa nak follow up perkembangan artis, hehe. Memang minat artis korea eh?

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    1. Yes Emi, I am a supporter of K-Pop, J-Pop, and Hollywood.

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  16. Artis kofea tu l knl sbb byk blakon drama korea and yg sorang tu xbrp knl seronok baca life story dlrang tu

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    1. Audrey Hepburn is Hollywood classic star. Antara movie beliau yg famous- Breakfast at Tiffany, Funny Face, Sabrina, Roman Holiday, Paris When It Sizzles.........

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  17. That korean girl seem familiar. She main actor in scarlet heart. After reading this i got to know everything about her.

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    1. Yes. IU pernah blakon dlm drama Scarlet Heart Roy with Lee Jun Ki. Now she is smokin hot in Hotel Del Luna.

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  18. IU memang cantik ! suka dengan kecantikan dia, sangat klasik. first time kenal dan tahu nama IU nie masa dia jatuh nak terima terima award lagu Good day. kalau x silap. hahaha

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    1. Yep, her beauty memang oriental classic. True, dia pernah terjatuh masa nak ambil first award dia. Time tu IU Baru jadik artist, so dia malu2 kucing la. Hikhik.

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  19. I like you compare IU with Audrey Hepburn. I agree with you, IU is the new Audrey Hepburn. Apalagi, sendlah article ini kat soompi, all kpop....................

    -Hezliyana-

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  20. Love how you compare two different actresses with each of its own uniqueness.

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  21. When I saw the headline for this, I was wondering if we'd find out about some of UI's and Hepburn's lesser known traits or skills, like UI maybe speaking 5 languages like Hepburn. It was still and interesting and well wrote post though ��

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  22. I am big fan of her as well after watching Hotel Del Luna, gotta say that she is really one of the rarest stars we have right now.

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    1. Yes, I predict IU will be making her debut in Hollywood soon. As a fan, I will always pray for her.

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  23. Both have a stunning beauty...such a lovely post.

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  24. This was a great comparison article. thanks for sharing

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  25. You have written such a in-depth article, i really enjoyed reading it. Amazing article and they way you write it’s mind blowing.


    Open Trip Kawah Ijen

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  26. I am looking for and I love to post a comment that "The content of your post is awesome" Great work!
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