I noticed a fascinating article in my news feed about Audrey Hepburn. Most of you are familiar with her from her iconic roles in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and My Fair Lady. I found it interesting that her estate is making so much money from her 25 years after her death. When you go to the estate website you see the copyright of her two sons (Sean Ferrer and Luca Dotti) who control and maintain the vast legacy of Hepburn and income generated from materials with her likeness. Hepburn’s sons have been embroiled in a legal tug of war for years about these belongings from her career and humanitarian work.
This situation shows the power of purpose. Audrey moved in hers and she was an exceptional actress. The money followed her purpose and during her later years she stopped acting and did humanitarian work. Purpose is powerful – it will even continue to contribute after death. The warring factions of Hepburn’s family are fighting over the wrong things. Their mother’s purpose is the lasting legacy.
Read “A Modern Muse: The Enduring Appeal of Audrey Hepburn” and let me know your thoughts.