Family Ties

 

In 1964, husband Mel Ferrer gave Audrey one of the greatest gifts of her life - the chance to heal part of her childhood.  For nearly 25 years, Audrey had neither seen nor heard from her father, Joseph Ruston, who had abandoned the family when Audrey was age six.  Mel tracked Joesph down in Ireland and Audrey and her father were at long last reunited. 

With Sean nearing school age, Audrey took a break from the movies and chose to focus on family life at La Paisible, their beloved home in the small village of Tolochenaz-sur-Morges, thirty miles from Geneva, Switzerland.

In 1968, Audrey and Mel Ferrer divorced.  Within a year, she and Sean would find a brand new life and settle down in Rome, the city where she made her very first Hollywood movie. 

 

 

 


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