Born of wealthy fascist parents, actress Audrey Helpburn became a courier and raised funds for the Dutch Resistance in World War II.
Her father was Joseph Anthony Hepburn-Ruston, a wealthy British banker and Mosleyite. Her mother was Ella van Heemstra, a Dutch baroness who descended from French and English kings.
Her father abandoned her, and her mother abandoned her fascist views following the Nazi occupation.
16-year-old Audrey served as a volunteer nurse in a Dutch hospital during the war. She also ran messages and performed in underground concerts to raise funds for the Dutch Resistance.