Andrea Dotti: What happened to Audrey Hepburn’s Second Husband?

Andrea Ditto and his Ex-Wife

Andrea Dotti was an Italian psychiatrist and the second husband of Audrey Hepburn. Andrea Dotti’s wife was a British actress. During his pick, he was considered a film and fashion icon. Hepburn who was known for films such as Roman Holiday, Sabrina, and  Charade was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend from the Classical Hollywood cinema. She was inducted into the International Best Dressed Hall of Fame List.

Andrea Dotti: Summary

Full Name Andrea Paolo Mario Dotti
Famous as Italian psychiatrist and the second husband of Audrey Hepburn
Date of Birth 18 March 1938
Place of BirthNaples, Italy
Date of Death30 September 2007
Age at Time of Death69
Place of DeathRome, Italy
WifeAudrey Hepburn (m. 1969; div. 1982)
Children Luca Dotti

Who was Andrea Dotti?

Andrea Dotti was born on 18 March 1938 in Naples Italy as Andrea Paolo Mario Dotti. Not much is known about his parents, siblings, and his life before he met the famous actress.

How did Audrey Hepburn and Andrea Dotti meet?

Andrea Dotti and Audrey Hepburn first met on a voyage aboard an Italian socialite’s yacht in June 1968. The couple fell in love while exploring Greek ruins together. A few months later, the couple decided to take their relationship to the next level.

On January 18, 1969, Audrey Hepburn and Andrea Dotti walked down the aisle in a beautiful wedding ceremony. The actress claimed at the time that she and Dotti planned to start a family and that she would leave acting to become an “Italian housewife.”

Who is Luca Dotti’s father?

Dotti and Hepburn had just one child, Luca Ditto, who was born on February 8, 1970. The actress seemed to finally be living the life she had longed for, away from Hollywood, starting a family, and with her time fully devoted to mothering Luca and her son Sean Hepburn Ferrer from her first marriage.

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The star’s eldest son, Sean Hepburn Ferrer, told The Sun in an interview that her mother’s second husband had been a “fantastic” stepdad, cooking up games and experiments to keep them entertained. Things changed along the line.

The Sun revealed that Dotti regularly went out clubbing while his wife Hepburn stayed at home taking care of the children. To make matters worse, the actress at that time had a history of miscarriages. The trauma only added extra grief and stress to an already precarious union.

The two love birds stayed married for 13 years before things went sour. Andrea Dotti’s frequent affairs with younger women marred much of those marital years. Dotti was photographed with up to 200 women during his marriage to Hepburn.

The actress stayed with Andrea Dotti until she thought their kid was old enough to handle the divorce. Despite their bitter divorce, Hepburn maintained touch with Andrea Dotti for the sake of their kid throughout her life. The actress stayed in Italy so her ex-husband could see their son Luca, but according to Sean, Dotti never made use of his visitation rights.

What happened to Andrea Dotti?

Dotti died on September 30, 2007, in Rome, after complications from a colonoscopy. He was 69 years old.

Facts about Andrea Ditto’s Ex-Wife, Audrey

1. Audrey Hepburn isn’t her real name.  Andrea Ditto’s Ex-Wife was born Audrey Kathleen Ruston and didn’t start calling herself Audrey Hepburn until 1948.

2. She’s a member of the EGOT club. One of 14 people in the world, she’s won an Emmy (hosting Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn), a Grammy (spoken word album Audrey Hepburn’s Enchanted Tales), an Oscar (best actress in Roman Holiday), and a Tony (best actress in Ondine).

3. She spoke five languages. She could speak English, Spanish, French, Dutch, and Italian.

4. Andrea Ditto’s Ex-Wife wasn’t Truman Capote’s first choice for Holly Golightly. In fact, the author had his heart set on Marilyn Monroe for the part. “She was Truman Capote’s first choice,” Sam Wasson, author of Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, told What’s more is that Monroe didn’t take the part because Paula Strasberg, her advisor, and acting coach, said she shouldn’t be playing a “lady of the evening.”

5. IRL, a danish was not her choice treat. Sorry Breakfast at Tiffany’s diehards, but according to a 1960 New York Times report, “Miss Hepburn, it developed, had no affection for the Danish, preferring ice cream at Schrafft’s.”

6. Andrea Dotti’s ex-wife is an introvert. She said so herself in a 1953 interview with LIFE Magazine, explaining: “I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.” Andrea Dotti and Audrey Hepburn‘s son now has a foundation in the name of his mother, Read more here

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