Celebrating the legend that was Katharine Hepburn

Early life - Hepburn was born in Hartford, Connecticut on May 12, 1907.

Early life - She was one of six children raised by a doctor and a feminist campaigner.

Greatest star - She is considered by many to be the greatest actress in American cinema.

Versatility - A versatile actress, she starred in a range of genres from screwball comedy to literary drama.

Record breaker - Hepburn is the only actress to have won four Academy Awards for Best Actress.

A unique set of features - Hepburn is noteworthy for combining timeless beauty, wit, and fiery passion.

Education - She began to act while a student at Bryn Mawr College, a women's liberal arts college. 

Sports - Hepburn was interested in sports and played from a young age.

Work on Broadway - In 1932, she made several appearances on Broadway, for which she was making about US$1,500 a week, a considerable amount for the time.

Fruitful career - Hepburn's career spanned six decades, which earned her the nickname "First Lady of Cinema."

Debut - She had her screen debut in the hit 'A Bill of Divorcement' (1932).

1930s - Her early career includes movies like 'Little Women' (1933), 'Alice Adams' (1935), 'Sylvia Scarlett' (1935), 'Stage Door' (1937), 'Holiday' (1938), and 'Bringing Up Baby' (1938).

1960s - Throughout this decade, she starred in films such as 'Long Day's Journey into Night' (1962), 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' (1967), and 'The Lion in Winter' (1968).

Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy - The two managed to hide their 26-year affair from the public.

First Oscar - She won Best Actress for 'Morning Glory' (1933).

Final film - Hepburn's final film role was in 'Love Affair' (1994), at age 87.

Autobiography - In 1991, Hepburn released her autobiography titled 'Me: Stories of My Life.' 

Death - She died on June 29, 2003, at her family home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. She was 96.

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