Actress Liv Tyler was inspired to become an Ambassador for children's charity Unicef by Angelina Jolie and her idol Audrey Hepburn.

Tyler signed to work as a National Ambassador for the charity's American fund after meeting the late Hepburn's son at a charity fundraiser.

She explains, "I was really blown away and inspired by everything that she had done for children via and through UNICEF and I guess it really, really floored me in a way that I hadn't ever felt toward a public figure before."

"To see her kindness was inspiring and spoke to me as a person. She was so real and so elegant.

And Jolie's recent work as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF in Asia was important to her too, "I am also inspired by what Angelina Jolie is doing by traveling to places like Cambodia to help children by actually being there and being more involved."

04/12/2003 17:33