New book details Audrey Hepburn and William Holden's affair

New Book Reveals Details Into Audrey Hepburn & William Holden's Affair
New Book Reveals Details Into Audrey Hepburn & William Holden's Affair

You probably would never picture one of Hollywood's most beloved icons as a secret mistress, but a new book reveals the details of Audrey Hepburn's heartbreak following an affair with her married co-star William Holden.

The Daily Mail has a first look into Edward Epstein's latest work: Audrey and Bill, A Romantic Biography of Audrey Hepburn and William Holden.

William Holden starred opposite Hepburn in 1954's 'Sabrina' and the two started a sordid, secret love affair. According to the book, Hepburn was madly in love with her co-star and desperately wanted him to leave his wife. Holden, who apparently made a habit of introducing his many mistresses to his wife Ardis, did the same with Hepburn.

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The Daily Mail reports that when it came to a certain 'Funny Face', Mrs. Holden was no longer willing to look the other way. Ardis issued an ultimatum leading to the heartbreak of an American darling.

The affair was surprisingly kept out of the tabloids. Had the affair been made public, according to Epstein, it would have destroyed Hepburn's image.

'Audrey and Bill' is slated for release on April 14, 2015.

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