On 26 January 2017 the exhibition Moederliefde. Het geheim van Ella & Audrey (Motherliness, the secret of Ella & Audrey) was opened in the Airborne Museum by Audrey Hepburn’s two sons. The exhibition is about the beginning of the career of the young British actress Audrey Hepburn and the role of her mother Ella van Heemstra. Although much has been said and written about Audrey’s activities in the resistance during the Battle of Arnhem, the exhibition reveals a different past.
Simultaneous with the exhibition is the publication of Het geheim van Audrey H, a gripping, psychological novel by Miriam Guensberg, who also describes Audrey Hepburn’s youth from the perspective of this ‘other’ past.