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Audrey Hepburn on the set of Love in the Afternoon in Boulogne Studios, France, 1956.

Audrey Hepburn on the set of Love in the Afternoon in Boulogne Studios, France, 1956.

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer arriving at Dublin Airport from Paris for a weekend holiday in Ireland. This was Audrey’s first trip to Ireland, August 14,1964. (video) gifs by rareaudreyhepburn

imrfamous asked: Hello!, I just want to say thank you for having all of this precious material available for us Audrey fans. I watched the (great!) Larry King extra interview that you posted a while ago and I was wondering if you have any of the other Larry King interviews with Audrey, i think she went on that show at least twice. Saludos desde Chile!

I’m so thrilled you enjoyed the Larry King interview.  Unfortunately, that is the only Larry King interview of Audrey’s I could find.  Many thanks to Youregonnalovetomorrow for uploading that video to his wonderful YouTube channel.

anyatudor asked: Hello! I have to say I love this blog, it's an amazing place for all Audrey's fans :) I would like to ask you, if you don't know what happened to Pippin, Audrey's fawn? I didn't find this information. Thank you for this great blog :)


Thank you for the lovely sentiments! Xo

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Audrey Hepburn arriving at Dublin Airport, 1964.

August 14,1964 - Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer arriving at Dublin Airport from Paris for a weekend holiday in Ireland. This was Audrey’s first trip to Ireland.


 Audrey Hepburn and  Mel Ferrer at Dublin Airport for a weekend holiday.Audrey said: “This is my first visit to Ireland and I hope that friends are going to drive us through the countryside.”.August 14th 1964..

Few days later she met her father

sabrinafairchildmne asked: Hi again! You blog is pure treasure for us Audrey fans.:) I was wondering has Audrey ever said anything about filming romantic scenes with her co-stars, especially since they usually were much older than she was? I know she was professional, but was it ever awkward for her? Greetings from Montenegro.;)

Hello Montenegro!  Thank you, I am very flattered.  I can’t answer this question with 100% certainty but I don’t think she had any difficulty kissing her co-stars on camera.  As you said, she was a complete professional; so, if there was ever an issue Audrey was too discreet and respectful to say anything.  Also, she kissed some of Old Hollywoods most desired men:  William Holden, Peter O’Toole, and even Gary Gooper (who was quite the looker in his prime).  I’m sure she was most comfortable kissing Mel (her first husband), Bill Holden (whom she had a brief affair with on the set of Sabrina), and Albert Finney (whom she also had a brief romance with during the filming of Two for the Road). But if there is one thing I’m positive of, none of Audrey’s co-stars had any complaints about kissing her. 

Audrey Hepburn, Valentino, Elizabeth Taylor, and Thomas Ammann photographed at the Charity Dinner ‘Art against AIDS’ during Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland, June 11, 1991.


This week one of my favorite artists, Victoria Ying, started a #7DaysOfColor Challenge over @instagram.

Every day of the week is assigned one of the colors of the rainbow. The objective of the challenge is to upload a drawing every day using the color of the day as subject matter. To spice things up for myself I made the week ”Audrey Hepburn Week” using her different dresses as inspiration! 

Here is the set! enjoy~ 

I love that she included a drawing of Audrey from her Look Magazine 1954 photo shoot. A personal favorite of mine.

(Source: lissymarlin.com)

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Yay, thank you! :)

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Thank you! This incredibly sweet of you and I’m very honored that you sent this to me on your personal account. :)

crackersandme asked: Hey, I LOVE your blog. I'm a big fan of Audrey, and I'm also a lesbian (I discovered I loved her from watching The Children's Hour). I think that movie is so brave in what it dealt with during the 60s. But, because of it's subject matter, there's hardly any information about it. Do you happen to know how Audrey felt about that movie, like any interviews or behind the scenes looks? Also, similarly, how she felt about gay people? It's hard to find online. Thank you :)

Thank you!!! The Children’s Hour is a powerful movie and no matter how many times I watch it I’m always a mess by the end.  Shirley and Audrey gave strong, and like you said, brave performances.  Audrey in the beginning was enthusiastic about filming The Children’s Hour, but the emotional tone and long days took a toll on her.  It was very important that Sean and Mr. Famous (her Yorkshire Terrier) were on set with her every day to help improve her mood.

It was not in Audrey’s character to complain, but the emotional content of the script and the slow pace were taking a toll on everyone. This was when Jim Garner was at his best. he had an off-the-wall humor, and when things got especially grim he would say something funny to break everyone up and literally save the day.” - Bob Willoughby

Audrey and Shirley were both disappointed that in the final version of the film many scenes showing the relationship between their two characters ended up on the cutting room floor.  

In the play, scenes were developed so that you could see Martha falling in love with Karen [but Wyler] thought they’d be too much for Middle America to take.  I thought he was wrong, and I told him so, and Audrey was right behind me.  But he was the director, and there was nothing we could do…" - Shirley MacLaine

Concerning your last question, so many of Audrey’s good friends and co-workers were gay.  Hubert de Givenchy (?), Anthony Perkins, Cecil Beaton, George Cukor, and I’m sure the list goes on.  I don’t think Audrey ever judged or criticized anyone based on their sexuality or personal preferences.  

Edit: I nearly forgot! Here is a picture of Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor at a charity dinner for “Art against AIDS” in Basel, Switzerland.  Liz was a good friend of Audrey’s and was a major player in the fight against AIDS and the rights of the LBGT community.


11 June 1991: Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn attend the charity dinner “Art against AIDS” in Basel, Switzerland.

daisiesdontgrowontrees asked: So Sorry about the last question (friend driving that one). I'll pick the right name for Audrey's husband- Mel! Did Mel love Audrey? Did Audrey love Mel? I like to think they were in love :)

Haha, not a problem! I must say, your first message had me perplexed…I couldn’t figure out who this mysterious “Sid” was.  :)  I agree with you, I do believe that they loved each other.  Marriages are tricky and people do grow apart as well as change over time.  I’m sure they loved one another very much when they first married. Audrey was enamored by Mel.  He was tall, handsome (in her opinion), assertive, and worldly.  Audrey was very honest about the affect of her father’s absence in her life and in Mel, she found a surrogate father.  I can’t imagine anyone not being swept away with Audrey’s natural charm, grace, and beauty, and Mel certainly was hypnotized by the young actress.  In my opinion (and I must reiterate that this is my opinion because naturally I did not know either person and I can only base my personal feelings on things that I have read and heard) I believe that Mel was looking for a partner not just in life but onscreen.  Audrey was the perfect Vivien to his Olivier.  Technically, they should have been a more successful partnership, Mel was very good behind the scenes and Audrey was perfectly suited onscreen, but their projects never received acclaim from the critics or success at the box offices.  It’s well stated, by Mel himself, that he was envious of Audrey’s fame and that it was difficult being Mr. Hepburn.  Eventually, their marriage dissolved but they did have a few good collaborations and Mel was very influential in some of Audrey’s movie choices.  More importantly, Audrey had her first child with Mel, Sean Hepburn Ferrer; and, as we all know so well, the one thing Audrey loved most in the world were her two sons.  So, in short, yes. :)