Audrey Hepburn dressed as a tulip, her costume designed by Honoria Plesch, at the Cambridge Theatre preview of Cecil Landeau’s ‘Sauce Piquante’. April 17, 1950.
Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant pose on the streets of Paris during the filming of Charade, 1963.
Charade, starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, was released 50 years ago today on December 5, 1963.
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck at the 1st Annual Lighthouse for the Blind, Winternight Awards Gala, November 30, 1988.
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck palling around on the set of Roman Holiday, 1953.
Audrey Hepburn at the age of 12 in one of her very first professional photo shoots. April 14, 1942.
Top Left: Audrey Hepburn with her father Anthony Joseph Victor Hepburn-Ruston at their home in Linkebeek, Belgium, September 1934. Top Right: Audrey Hepburn with her father Joseph Ruston in Linkebeek, Belgium, 1933. Bottom Left: Audrey Hepburn and her father reunited in Ireland, August 1964. Bottom Right: Audrey Hepburn and her father, 1964.
Audrey Hepburn’s father deserted her and her mother, Ella Van Heemstra, at the beginning of World War II. Audrey didn’t see her father again for another 20 years until her husband, Mel Ferrer, was able to track him down through the Red Cross. Joseph had never attempted to reach out to his daughter; “I realized how much I cared about my father. I’d always cared, obviously. I just couldn’t bear the idea that I would never get the chance to see him again. I cursed myself for not having made more of an effort while he was alive, but his silence had me convinced that he didn’t want to see me.” After years of silence Audrey and her father were reunited in Dublin, Ireland. ”He looked the way I remembered him. Older, yes, but much the same. Slim and tall.” During their meeting Audrey realized that her father was an emotional invalid and they would never have the relationship she had desperately hoped for all those years. Despite their issues Audrey supported her father financially until the end of his life.
Audrey Hepburn with Anne Frank’s father, Otto Frank and his second wife Fritzi, Bürgenstock, Switzerland, 1957.
“Anne Frank and I were born in the same year, lived in the same country, experienced the same war, except she was locked up and I was on the outside. Reading her diary was like reading my own experiences from her point of view. I was quite destroyed by it… It was in a different corner of Holland, but all the events I experienced were so incredibly accurately described by her—not just what was going on on the outside, but what was going on on the inside of a young girl starting to be a woman…all in a cage. She expressed the claustrophobia, but transcends it through her love of nature, her awareness of humanity and her love—real love—of life.” - Audrey Hepburn speaks about Anne Frank.
Elizabeth Taylor dancing with Mel Ferrer whilst Eddie Fisher dances with Audrey Hepburn at the Desert Inn, 1961.
Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer dancing at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas, 1961.
Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas, 1961.
Audrey Hepburn and Eddie Fisher dancing at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas, 1961.
Elizabeth Taylor dancing with Mel Ferrer while Eddie Fisher dances with Audrey Hepburn at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas, 1961.
Audrey Hepburn backstage with Barbra Streisand after a performance of Funny Girl, 1964.
Frank Sinatra and Audrey Hepburn, 1956.
Audrey Hepburn and Rosemary Clooney at Paramount Studios, 1954.