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Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 1993)

The half-British half-Dutch dancer turned actress met with success during a Roman Holiday, in 1953, before becoming a passionate and dedicated humanitarian from the 1980s. Today, it has almost become cliché to admire her; women love to evoke her feline gracefulness, her understated elegance and iconic style: she epitomizes the little black dress, ballerina flats and cats’ eyes – all emphasized in the classic Breakfast at Tiffany's, in 1961. The actress also appeared in Charade, in 1963, My Fair Lady, in 1964 and Two For the Road, in 1967. Audrey Hepburn held a solid fashion taste intimately connected to her faithful friendship with the French couturier, Hubert de Givenchy who, during their first meeting for Sabrina's wardrobe, in 1954, had excitedly expected to meet the grand Katherine Hepburn before standing in front of a charming little brunette. A few years ago, as Givenchy told her he intended to commercialize the perfume he made just for her, Audrey answered "Je vous l'interdis!" and that was it. In 1957, L'Interdit by Givenchy was released.

Audrey Hepburn covers the April 1956 issue of Harper's Bazaar by Richard Avedon
Audrey Hepburn covers the April 1956 issue of Harper's Bazaar by Richard Avedon
Audrey Hepburn and the cat by Richard Avedon for Harper's Bazaar, september 1959
Audrey Hepburn and the cat by Richard Avedon for Harper's Bazaar, september 1959
Peter O'Toole and Audrey Hepburn on the set of How to Steal a Million directed by William Willer, 1966
Peter O'Toole and Audrey Hepburn on the set of How to Steal a Million directed by William Willer, 1966
Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina directed by Billy Wilder, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina directed by Billy Wilder, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn by Cecil Beaton, 1964
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn by Cecil Beaton, 1964
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn by Luc Fournol, 1962
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn by Luc Fournol, 1962
Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina directed by Billy Wilder, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina directed by Billy Wilder, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn  at the 28th Academy Awards  with two
Audrey Hepburn at the 28th Academy Awards with two "Marty” Oscar winners: Ernest Borgnine (Best Actor) and producer Harold Hecht (Best Picture)
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn by Yousuf Karsh, 1956
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn by Yousuf Karsh, 1956
Audrey Hepburn wearing Valentino for Vogue Italia, 1969. Photo by Paolo Barbieri
Audrey Hepburn wearing Valentino for Vogue Italia, 1969. Photo by Paolo Barbieri
Audrey Hepburn, Rome 1960's by Rino Barillari
Audrey Hepburn, Rome 1960's by Rino Barillari
Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina directed by Billy Wilder, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina directed by Billy Wilder, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn at home in Los Angeles, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn at home in Los Angeles, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly backstage at the Academy Awards, two past Best Actress winners, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, await their turns to present  by Allan Grant, 1956
Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly backstage at the Academy Awards, two past Best Actress winners, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, await their turns to present by Allan Grant, 1956
Audrey Hepburn at home in Los Angeles, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn at home in Los Angeles, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn in Los Angeles on the set of Sabrina, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn in Los Angeles on the set of Sabrina, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn and  Mel Ferrer, photographed by Bert Stern for the cover of Vogue Paris, May 1963
Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer, photographed by Bert Stern for the cover of Vogue Paris, May 1963
Audrey Hepburn at home in Los Angeles, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn at home in Los Angeles, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina directed by Billy Wilder, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina directed by Billy Wilder, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina directed by Billy Wilder, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina directed by Billy Wilder, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina directed by Billy Wilder, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina directed by Billy Wilder, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn for Cosmopolitan February 1957, photographed by Richard Avedon
Audrey Hepburn for Cosmopolitan February 1957, photographed by Richard Avedon
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn by Howell Conant, 1962
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn by Howell Conant, 1962
Audrey Hepburn and husband Mel Ferrer pose for pictures during a roadside excursion somewhere in France, 1956. Photo by Michael Ochs
Audrey Hepburn and husband Mel Ferrer pose for pictures during a roadside excursion somewhere in France, 1956. Photo by Michael Ochs
Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina directed by Billy Wilder, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina directed by Billy Wilder, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina directed by Billy Wilder, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina directed by Billy Wilder, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina directed by Billy Wilder, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina directed by Billy Wilder, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw for Life Magazine
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn. Photo by Bud Fraker, 1953
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn. Photo by Bud Fraker, 1953
Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina directed by Billy Wilder, 1953
Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina directed by Billy Wilder, 1953
Audrey Hepburn on the set of War and Peace directed by King Vidor , 1955
Audrey Hepburn on the set of War and Peace directed by King Vidor , 1955
Audrey Hepburn on the set of War and Peace directed by King Vidor , 1955
Audrey Hepburn on the set of War and Peace directed by King Vidor , 1955
Audrey Hepburn on the set of War and Peace directed by King Vidor , 1955
Audrey Hepburn on the set of War and Peace directed by King Vidor , 1955
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn, Photograph by Howell Conant, 1954
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn, Photograph by Howell Conant, 1954
Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Audrey Hepburn, 1954. Photo by Bob Willoughby
Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Audrey Hepburn, 1954. Photo by Bob Willoughby
Dean Martin and Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina, directed by Billy Wilder, 1953
Dean Martin and Audrey Hepburn on the set of Sabrina, directed by Billy Wilder, 1953
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn, 1954
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn, 1954
Gary Cooper and Audrey Hepburn on the set of Love in the Afternoon directed by Billy Wilder, 1957
Gary Cooper and Audrey Hepburn on the set of Love in the Afternoon directed by Billy Wilder, 1957
Audrey Hepburn, perched on a fence, enjoys a day riding with husband Mel Ferrer, 1957
Audrey Hepburn, perched on a fence, enjoys a day riding with husband Mel Ferrer, 1957
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn for Love in the Afternoon directed by Billy Wilder, 1957
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn for Love in the Afternoon directed by Billy Wilder, 1957
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn for Love in the Afternoon directed by Billy Wilder, 1957
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn for Love in the Afternoon directed by Billy Wilder, 1957
Maurice Chevalier and Audrey Hepburn on the set of Love in the Afternoon directed by Billy Wilder, 1957
Maurice Chevalier and Audrey Hepburn on the set of Love in the Afternoon directed by Billy Wilder, 1957
Audrey Hepburn in Love in the Afternoon directed by Billy Wilder, 1957
Audrey Hepburn in Love in the Afternoon directed by Billy Wilder, 1957
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn by Jack Cardiff, 1956
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn by Jack Cardiff, 1956
Mel Ferrer and Audrey Hepburn during a rehearsal for the TV movie Maylering, 1957
Mel Ferrer and Audrey Hepburn during a rehearsal for the TV movie Maylering, 1957
Audrey Hepburn during a rehearsal for the TV movie Maylering, 1957
Audrey Hepburn during a rehearsal for the TV movie Maylering, 1957
Audrey Hepburn during a rehearsal for the TV movie Maylering, 1957
Audrey Hepburn during a rehearsal for the TV movie Maylering, 1957
Truman Capote, Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer, Photobooth, 1950's
Truman Capote, Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer, Photobooth, 1950's
Audrey Hepburn by Yul Brynner, 1950's
Audrey Hepburn by Yul Brynner, 1950's
Audrey Hepburn during production of The Unforgiven directed by John Huston, Durango, Mexico, 1959. Photograph by Inge Morath
Audrey Hepburn during production of The Unforgiven directed by John Huston, Durango, Mexico, 1959. Photograph by Inge Morath
Audrey Hepburn during ballet rehearsal for the film Funny Face directed by Stanley Donen, 1957
Audrey Hepburn during ballet rehearsal for the film Funny Face directed by Stanley Donen, 1957
Audrey Hepburn during production of The Unforgiven directed by John Huston, Durango, Mexico, 1959. Photograph by Inge Morath
Audrey Hepburn during production of The Unforgiven directed by John Huston, Durango, Mexico, 1959. Photograph by Inge Morath
Audrey Hepburn and Anthony Perkins on the set of Green Mansions directed by Mel Ferrer, 1959
Audrey Hepburn and Anthony Perkins on the set of Green Mansions directed by Mel Ferrer, 1959
Audrey Hepburn during production of The Unforgiven directed by John Huston, Durango, Mexico, 1959
Audrey Hepburn during production of The Unforgiven directed by John Huston, Durango, Mexico, 1959
Audrey Hepburn before the filming of Wait Until Dark, photographed by Howell Conant, 1967
Audrey Hepburn before the filming of Wait Until Dark, photographed by Howell Conant, 1967
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck on the set of Roman Holiday directed by William Wyler, 1953
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck on the set of Roman Holiday directed by William Wyler, 1953
Audrey Hepburn with longtime friend and couturier Hubert de Givenchy during a wardrobe fitting for the movie Funny Face, 1956
Audrey Hepburn with longtime friend and couturier Hubert de Givenchy during a wardrobe fitting for the movie Funny Face, 1956
Audrey Hepburn in War and Peace directed by King Vidor, 1955
Audrey Hepburn in War and Peace directed by King Vidor, 1955
Audrey Hepburn in War and Peace directed by King Vidor, 1955
Audrey Hepburn in War and Peace directed by King Vidor, 1955
Audrey Hepburn in War and Peace directed by King Vidor, 1955
Audrey Hepburn in War and Peace directed by King Vidor, 1955
Audrey Hepburn in War and Peace directed by King Vidor, 1955
Audrey Hepburn in War and Peace directed by King Vidor, 1955
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn, 1953. Photo by Bob Wolloughby
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn, 1953. Photo by Bob Wolloughby
Audrey Hepburn at Trinita dei Monti in Rome, Italy,  1959
Audrey Hepburn at Trinita dei Monti in Rome, Italy, 1959
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn. Photo by Cecil Beaton, c. 1953
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn. Photo by Cecil Beaton, c. 1953
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn. Photo by Cecil Beaton, c. 1953
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn. Photo by Cecil Beaton, c. 1953
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn. Photo by Cecil Beaton, c. 1953
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn. Photo by Cecil Beaton, c. 1953
Audrey Hepburn on Harper’s Bazaar Magazine,  May 1957 Photographs by Richard Avedon
Audrey Hepburn on Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, May 1957 Photographs by Richard Avedon
Audrey Hepburn on  Harper’s Bazaar Magazine,  May 1957 Photographs by Richard Avedon
Audrey Hepburn on Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, May 1957 Photographs by Richard Avedon
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn for Vogue by Richard Rutledge, 1952
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn for Vogue by Richard Rutledge, 1952
Audrey Hepburn at the Lido Nightclub in Paris, France, December 19, 1955
Audrey Hepburn at the Lido Nightclub in Paris, France, December 19, 1955
Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer at the Lido Nightclub in Paris, France, December 19, 1955
Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer at the Lido Nightclub in Paris, France, December 19, 1955
Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer at the Lido Nightclub in Paris, France, December 19, 1955
Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer at the Lido Nightclub in Paris, France, December 19, 1955
Audrey Hepburn and husband Mel Ferrer pose for pictures during a roadside excursion somewhere in France, 1956. Photo by Michael Ochs
Audrey Hepburn and husband Mel Ferrer pose for pictures during a roadside excursion somewhere in France, 1956. Photo by Michael Ochs
Audrey Hepburn and husband Mel Ferrer pose for pictures during a roadside excursion somewhere in France, 1956. Photo by Michael Ochs
Audrey Hepburn and husband Mel Ferrer pose for pictures during a roadside excursion somewhere in France, 1956. Photo by Michael Ochs
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn at La Vigna during the production of  War and Peace directed by King Vidor, Photo by Norman Parkinson 1955
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn at La Vigna during the production of War and Peace directed by King Vidor, Photo by Norman Parkinson 1955
Audrey Hepburn,1953. Photograph by John Engstead
Audrey Hepburn,1953. Photograph by John Engstead
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn c. 1954.  Photograph by Mel Ferrer
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn c. 1954.  Photograph by Mel Ferrer
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn c. 1954.  Photograph by Mel Ferrer
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn c. 1954. Photograph by Mel Ferrer
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn by Bud Fraker, 1953
Portrait of Audrey Hepburn by Bud Fraker, 1953
Audrey Hepburn, Charles Vallotton, Pancho and Hubert , 1960's. Photo by Yul Brynner
Audrey Hepburn, Charles Vallotton, Pancho and Hubert , 1960's. Photo by Yul Brynner
Audrey Hepburn hairdress test, c. 1958
Audrey Hepburn hairdress test, c. 1958
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