Andrea Dotti, All Need to Know about Audrey Hepburn’s Second Husband

Andrea Ditto and his Ex-Wife

Andrea Dotti was an Italian psychiatrist and the second husband of Audrey Hepburn from 1969 to 1982. Andrea Paolo Mario Dotti was born on 18 March 1938 in Naples Italy. He died at the age of 69 on 30 September 2007 In Rome Italy.

Profile 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

Andrea Dotti met Hepburn on a voyage aboard an Italian socialite’s yacht in June 1968 and fell in love with her while exploring Greek ruins. On January 18, 1969, he married her. Hepburn claimed at the time that she and Dotti planned to start a family and that she would leave acting to become an “Italian housewife.” Dotti and Hepburn had just one child, Luca, who was born on February 8, 1970. The two love birds gave birth to a baby boy which they names Luca Ditto.

Hepburn and Andrea Dotti were married for 13 years. However, Andrea Dotti’s frequent affairs with younger women marred much of those marital years. Hepburn 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.

Dotti died on September 30, 2007, in Rome, after complications from a colonoscopy.

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 have a foundation in the name of his mother, Read more here

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