?I?m a personality as well as an actress,? Katharine Hepburn once declared. ?Show me an actress who isn?t a personality and you?ll show me a woman who isn?t a star.? Named the top female Greatest American Screen Legend by the American Film Institute in 1999, Hepburn is one of the most prominent actors in Hollywood history. During her long, prosperous career she scraped together twelve Best Actress nominations at the Academy, winning four of them and cementing her status as an idol to many. But how did a woman who in 1933 was branded ?Box Office Poison? make such a triumphant comeback Quotes Kate: ?I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be inferior. Only when a woman decides not to have children can she live like a man ? That?s what I?ve done.?
Nearly a century ago, Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born to a very eccentric pair of Democrats and grew up in the company of seven brothers and sisters. Her mother, also named Katharine, was one of the earliest advocates of Family Planning and worked alongside husband Thomas to campaign for female suffrage. Kate inherited her parents? most pronounced
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