Audrey Hepburn photographed during the production of Funny Face in Paris, France, 1956.
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On September 30, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will remember Audrey Hepburn with the debut of a Blu-ray collection containing three of her most endearing films – Funny Face, Sabrina, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
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Audrey Hepburn shopping in Madrid, Spain on March 25, 1964.
One of the first portraits of Audrey Hepburn taken after the liberation of Holland, 1946.
"We were in our cellar, where we’d been for weeks. Our area was being liberated practically house to house, and there was lots of shooting and shelling from over the river and constant bombing: explosions going on all night….Once in a while you’d go up and see how much of your house was left, and then you’d go back under again. Then early in the morning all of the sudden there was total silence. Everybody said, my God, now what’s happening? We listened for a while, and strangely enough, I thought I could hear voices and some singing—and I smelt English cigarettes.
We crept upstairs to the front door, opened it very carefully and to our amazement, our house was completely surrounded by English soldiers, all aiming their guns at us. I screamed with happiness, seeing all these cocky figures with dirty bright faces and shouted something in English. The corporal or sergeant walked up to me, and in a very gentle English voice—so different from all the German shouting we’d been used to—said, “We hear you have a German radio station in your house and we’ve come to take it away. We’re sorry to disturb you.” I laughed and said, “Go right on disturbing us.” Then a cheer went up that they’d liberated an English girl. I was the only one for miles.” - Audrey Hepburn
A young Audrey Hepburn and her Mother in Arnhem during the war, 1942.
"I had jaundice during that last six months. My mother and aunt and I ate very little. We ate a few turnips, we made flour from tulip bulbs, which is actually a very fine flour. In the winter there was nothing; in the spring we picked anything we could in the countryside….
I was very sick but didn’t realize it. It wasn’t until after the war that I started to realize how my mom must have suffered. She wanted to give me an orange or something. She often looked at me and said, ‘You look so pale.’ I thought she was just fussing, but now I understand how she must have felt.
I was given an outlook on life by my mother….It was frowned upon not to think of others first. It was frowned upon not to be disciplined….During the last winter of the war, we had no food whatsoever, and my aunt said to me, ‘Tomorrow we’ll have nothing to eat, so the best thing to do is stay in bed and conserve our energy.’ That very night, a member of the underground brought us food—flour, jam, oatmeal, cans of butter….When I hit rockbottom, there [was] always something there for me.” - Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer moments after reciting their vows at a religious ceremony in a thirteenth-century Protestant chapel in Bürgenstock, Switzerland on September 25,1954. Audrey wore a dress by Pierre Balmain with a small crown of white roses.
Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer leaving the chapel moments after marrying in Bürgenstock, Switzerland on September 25, 1954. (video)
faithfullyskinny asked: YOUR BLOG IS PERFECTION
Aww, thank you! I can’t imagine any blog about Audrey Hepburn not being perfect. She is the epitome of perfection. Xo
Submitted by thatweirdvintagegirl
I found another image of someone who isn’t Audrey, but is labeled as so. It seems like all these people figure any woman from the 50s with dark hair and eyes is her. :P Whoever she is, though, she’s pretty! And the dachsund is cute!
j-shortt asked: Did you see Disney's Frozen? If so, did a couple of princess's love of chocolate remind you of anyone special? ;)
I haven’t! I may be the only person who hasn’t seen Frozen. I wouldn’t be surprised if that was a reference to Audrey since Belle from Beauty and the Beast was modeled after Audrey in Roman Holiday.
ateliefloresdaprimavera asked: Lovely tumblr! I have a question: Do you think Emma Ferrer will make it big on the model industry?
Thank you! I honestly cannot say. She certainly has the height to be a model! She is lovely girl and very beautiful and it helps that she is related to fashion royalty. I think with any profession you have to have equal parts passion and drive. If she is serious about becoming a modeling she definitely has the connections and it appears that the fashion industry is already taken with her. I couldn’t imagine a more exciting way to spend your twenties than traveling the world and wearing haute couture. I wish her the very best!
c-cardinale asked: Is it true that Audrey was almost unknown when she did Roman Holiday? If so, how (or why) was she chosen to play Princess Ann - and not an already famous actress?
It’s true. At the time of Audrey’s audition for Roman Holiday she had only acted in a handful of British films. Most of her roles consisted of one or two lines with the exception of the Secret People and Monte Carlo Baby. She was also performing on Broadway for the first time as the title role in Gigi. The role of Princess Ann was intended for Jean Simmons who at the time was unavailable and couldn’t get out of her contract (I’ve read that Elizabeth Taylor was also considered). William Wyler decided to change directions with casting and wanted an unknown without an American accent for Princess Ann. It was Paramount’s London production chief Richard Mealand who recommended Audrey for the lead role. He had scene her bit-part in Laughter in Paradise and was impressed. William Wyler put Thorold Dickinson in charge of Audrey’s screen test because he had worked with Audrey previously in the Secret People. Her Roman Holiday screen test took place at Pinewood Studios in London on September 18, 1951.
"We did some scenes out of the script. Paramount also wanted to see what Audrey was actually like not acting a part, so I did an interview with her. We loaded a thousand feet of film into a camera and every foot of it went on this conversation. She talked about her experiences in the war, the Allied raid on Arnhem, and hiding out in a cellar. A deeply moving thing." Thorold Dickinson (Audrey Hepburn)
What cemented Audrey’s chances of playing the princess in Roman Holiday was what happened after Dickinson yelled “cut”. On Wyler’s instructions, he kept the cameras rolling unbeknownst to Audrey.
"First, she played the scene from the script, then you heard someone yell ‘Cut!’ but the take continued. She jumped up in bed and asked, ‘How was it? Was I any good?’ She saw that everybody was so quiet and the lights were still on. Suddenly, she realized the camera was still running and we got that reaction, too…She had everything I was looking for—charm, innocence and talent. She was also very funny. She was absolutely enchanting, and we said, ‘That’s the girl!’”. - William Wyler (Audrey Hepburn)
What memories do you hold of her?
Hubert de Givenchy: Thousands and thousands of precious memories. I feel her presence every day.