Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Hepburn, Audrey Originally Edda von Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston. 1929-1993. Belgian-born American actress whose film credits include Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) and Roman Holiday (1953), for which she won an Academy Award.
  • Hepburn, Katharine Houghton 1909-2003. American actress whose unique comedic and dramatic presence marks many motion pictures, including The Philadelphia Story (1940), Adam's Rib (1949), and The African Queen (1951). She received a record-setting 12 Academy Award nominations.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A system of romanization of Japanese, short for "Hepburn romanization".

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States film actress who appeared in many films with Spencer Tracy (1907-2003)

Etymologies

The romanization system is named after its inventor, James Curtis Hepburn. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Cassandra Hepburn is the epitome of those cool, jet-setting “International Girls” you always see in the pages of glossy magazines.

    Spotlight on Actors: Cassandra Hepburn

  • Ok, so Audrey Hepburn is one of my all time favorite actresses .... ever!

    Believe

  • Andrew Wilson may have been a factor last time but Jamie Hepburn is no flyweight.

    Predictions - Central

  • Also, Summertime with Katherine Hepburn is decent, though very dated, but has plenty of Venice.

    Mambo!

  • She looked great dressed in Hepburn's trademark slacks.

    All we need is Blog?

  • The "would-be" wits of the Broomielaw jeered at Captain Hepburn and his "steam Chapel" as they called the "Ailsa Craig", but in a very short time the custom was firmly established and for 12 years the "Ailsa Craig" sailed on Saturdays.

    Heroes of the British Merchant Fleet

  • I grew up in a small town called Hepburn which is 30 miles north of Saskatoon.

    Twitch

  • I agree with Scarlett O’Hara being on the list; and Katharine Hepburn is definitely worthy as well!!

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  • Kaye, that photo of you posing as Audrey Hepburn is just too precious: -) Congrats on a great article!

    Smoking and Not Smoking | The Stiletto Gang

  • Berg too disliked the idea of Hepburn saying “Fuck a duck.”

    STAR

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