Google decided to show Internet users the iconic face of Audrey Hepburn. The image was adapted from a 1956 black and white photograph taken by Yousuf Karsh in 1956, according to a Google blog post.
Audrey Hepburn came to be synonymous with this form of elegance. Hepburn is perhaps best known for her earlier roles in Roman Holiday, Funny Face and Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Hepburn - real name Audrey Kathleen Ruston worked extensively for UNICEF. She passed away 21 years ago, on January 20, 1993 at 8pm, at the young age of 63 from a rare type of cancer.
This was the generation she worked for tirelessly for the last 5 years of her life as an ambassador for UNICEF.She believed in education as a way to change the course of history in those countries that are still developing, which is why we created both the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund (www.audreyhepburn.com) and the Audrey Hepburn Society at the US Fund for UNICEF (www.unicefusa.org/AudreyHepburnSociety). Both dedicated to assisting in the survival and development of children in need all over the World of which over 100,000,000, 2/3 of whom are girls, still do not have access to a basic education.
So in celebration of what would have been Audrey Hepburn's 85th birthday, The Doodle team ultimately settled on the above image because it showcases the actress’s beauty and grace along with her passion for humanitarian work.