Later, Hepburn carved a name for herself after he excellent character portrayal in the Hollywood romance hit comedy "Roman Holiday" for Paramount Pictures in 1953. This gave her her first Oscar. Hepburn continued to churn out brilliant performances in hits such as "Funny Face" (1957) and "Sabrina"(1954), and "The Nun's Story"(1959). "Sabrina" and "The Nun's Story" garnered 2 Academy Award nominations for her.
While filming "The Unforgiven"(1959),
Hepburn broke her back during a riding session. She was out of action for
a long period of time. In the sixties, she starred in a line
of films, but not too many are noticeable, besides classics like "Breakfast
at Tiffany's" (1961), and the Disney-backed musical "My Fair Lady" (1964).
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" brought Hepburn her third nomination. Hepburn
shone again with her performance in thriller "Wait Until Dark" in 1967.
It earned her a Oscar nomination.
Hepburn then remained dormant, but in 1976 she came back to the silver screen in "Robin and Marian". She remain rather subdued, starring in only one movie every few years. She wrapped up her career with Steven Spielberg's 1989 production "Always". Although she distanced herself from the screen, Hepburn was never out of the limelight. From 1988 to 1993, she was the special ambassador for United Nations Children's Fund. She only stopped when she lost the battle to colon cancer in 1993. She lived to the ripe old age of 63.