Mel Ferrer & Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer
Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer  

Mel Ferrer and Audrey Hepburn were married for 14 years. They dated for 1 year after getting together in Dec 1953 and married on 25th Sep 1954. 14 years later they divorced on 5th Dec 1968.

They had a son named Sean age 61.

On Screen Matchups

Mel Ferrer and Audrey Hepburn were in War and Peace(1956) together.


American Actor Mel Ferrer was born Melchor Gastón Ferrer on 25th August, 1917 in Elberon, New Jersey, USA and passed away on 2nd Jun 2008 Santa Barbara, California, USA aged 90. He is most remembered for Lili. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

British Actress Audrey Hepburn was born Audrey Kathleen Ruston on 4th May, 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium and passed away on 20th Jan 1993 Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland aged 63. She is most remembered for Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady, Roman Holiday, Sabrina. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1953 - 25th Sep 1954 1 year, 8 months
Married25th Sep 1954 - 5th Dec 1968 14 years, 2 months
Total Dec 1953 - 5th Dec 1968 15 years

(September 25, 1954 - December 5, 1968) (divorced) (1 child)
Hepburn met Mel Ferrer at a party hosted by Gregory Peck. She had seen him in the film Lili and was captivated by his performance. Ferrer later sent Hepburn the script for the play Ondine and Hepburn agreed to play the role. Rehearsals started in January 1954 and Hepburn and Ferrer were married on 24 September. Hepburn claimed that they were inseparable and were very happy together, despite the insistence from gossip columns that the marriage would not last. She did, however, admit that he had a bad temper. Ferrer was rumored to be too controlling of Hepburn and had been referred to by others as being her Svengali--an accusation that Hepburn laughed off.
Before having their first child, Hepburn had two miscarriages, the first in March 1955. In 1959, while filming The Unforgiven, she broke her back after falling off a horse onto a rock. She spent weeks in the hospital and later had a miscarriage that was said to have been induced by physical and mental stress. While she was resting at home, Mel Ferrer brought her the fawn from the movie Green Mansions to keep as a pet. They called him Ip, short for Pippin.
married from 1954 until 1968. They had one child, a son, Sean Hepburn Ferrer (born 1960)
Burgenstock, Switzerland
September 25, 1954
Audrey Hepburn married Mel Ferrer in Burgenstock, Switzerland on September 25, 1954.
The ceremony was held at a local 13th century Protestant church, Burgenstock Chapel, at the base of the mountain.
The bride wore a white organdie A-line wedding dress with chiffon sleeves by Pierre Balmain and a crown of white flowers in her hair. She accessorized with white opera gloves.
Following the vows, the couple exited the chapel arm in arm and got into a waiting car.
Hepburn and Ferrer were introduced at a party by Hepburn’s co-star in “Roman Holiday”, Gregory Peck.

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Relationship Timeline

5th December, 1968 - Divorce

June, 1968 - Breakup

17th July, 1960 - Child

25th September, 1954 - Marriage

(September 25, 1954 - December 5, 1968) (divorced) (1 child)

December, 1953 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Mel Ferrer
Audrey Hepburn
Mel Ferrer
Audrey Hepburn
Age (at start of relationship)
6' 3¼" (191 cm)
5' 7" (170 cm)
Hair Color
Brown - Dark
Brown - Dark
Eye Color
Roman Catholic
Christian Science


SeanMale17th July, 196061 years old

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  • War and Peace War and Peace 1956



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