Before Beyonce, Katharine Hepburn was known as the fiercest lady of them all. The actress, who is known as one of the (if not the) best to ever grace the big screen, has become an icon in every sense of the word. Sure, she won four Academy Awards, but her real feat was how she broke the mold for how women should act. Hepburn was no damsel in distress — quite the opposite really. She was bold, confident, witty and assertive.
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Hepburn was also a style icon. During a time when feminine clothes ruled the world for women, Hepburn stepped out in suits, blazers, trousers and collard shirts — all of which were completely unorthodox at the time.
In honor of the actress, we’ve rounded up 10 Katharine Hepburn quotes every women should know. Read through, and enjoy!
“Life is hard. After all, it kills you.”
“If you obey all of the rules, you miss all of the fun.”
Which Katharine Hepburn quote is your favorite?