Rare Audrey Hepburn is a tumblr blog featuring rare and popular photographs of the 'S wonderful Audrey Hepburn. I do not own any of these pictures; I do my best to credit the photographers of each picture as well as providing the date the picture was taken. I encourage all to message me if you have additional information on the photographs posted. Every picture posted is a great find I've stumbled upon during my Audrey Hepburn pictorial hunt. Also, follow me at My Humble Fash and Sandra Deevoted.

onethousandandonenightss asked: How would you describe audrey personality? her qualities? if that makes any sense lol sorry if it doesn't, btw I love your blog <3<3<3

It makes perfect sense!  My goodness, I always feel a great responsibility when I’m asked such questions; I worry my answers won’t do her justice. Unfortunately, I’ll never have the opportunity to meet Audrey, so it’s difficult to try and perceive the real Audrey Hepburn; however, with every interview that was given about her, whether by friends, family, or co-workers they all said essentially the same thing: “she was the real deal”.  What you saw on screen was Audrey Hepburn.  The graceful, poised, kind, selfless, and charming woman wasn’t an act or a character, she truly was that lovely. She was kind and generous to everyone who met her.  I think all her co-stars felt a great responsibility to make Audrey laugh and see her smile.  All, and I mean all (with the exception of Humphrey Bogart) of Audrey’s male costars fell in love with her.  Every female costars adored her and only had truly admirable things to say about her.  Audrey had an incredibly strong mother who raised her well.  She was modest and humble and never took her life for granted.  She managed to stay grounded in a very turbulent business and spent the last chapter of her life traveling the world as a UNICEF ambassador.  She had many hardships in her life: growing up in Europe during WWII, being abandoned by her father when she was just a child, enduring many miscarriages, and the unfortunate dissolution of two unhappy marriages, and despite all of that she still devoted her life to being of service to humanity.  Audrey Hepburn was truly a remarkable person.

(Oh, and thank you! I truly appreciate the compliment.)

astrandofpearls asked: Do you know of any biographies strictly focused on Audrey's service with UNICEF? Thank you!!

I do not; fortunately, all of her biographies do address her work with UNICEF.  Here are a some biographies I’d recommend to any Audrey fan new or old.

 Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit by Sean Hepburn Ferrer.

Audrey Hepburn by Barry Paris.

Audrey: Her real story. By Alexander Walker.Enchantment: The Life of

Audrey Hepburn. by Donald Spoto.

Audrey Hepburn Screen Test for Roman Holiday →

submitted by eleanorstyle92

Audrey Hepburn and her pet deer, Ip, shopping in Beverly Hills, California, 1958.  Photograph by Bob Willoughby.

“When I visited Audrey, she had already had the deer for several weeks, and it had become part of the family…. Audrey took IP shopping in Beverly Hills, and what a sensation she created.  Beverly Hills habitues are fairly blase about what they see, but Audrey being followed around town by this lovely creature stopped everyone in their tracks…. It was truly amazing to see Audrey with that fawn.” - Bob Willoughby

Audrey Hepburn and her pet deer, Ip, shopping in Beverly Hills, California, 1958.  Photograph by Bob Willoughby.

“When I visited Audrey, she had already had the deer for several weeks, and it had become part of the family…. Audrey took IP shopping in Beverly Hills, and what a sensation she created.  Beverly Hills habitues are fairly blase about what they see, but Audrey being followed around town by this lovely creature stopped everyone in their tracks…. It was truly amazing to see Audrey with that fawn.” - Bob Willoughby

Audrey Hepburn and her pet deer, Ip, shopping in Beverly Hills, California, 1958.  Photograph by Bob Willoughby.

“When I visited Audrey, she had already had the deer for several weeks, and it had become part of the family…. Audrey took IP shopping in Beverly Hills, and what a sensation she created.  Beverly Hills habitues are fairly blase about what they see, but Audrey being followed around town by this lovely creature stopped everyone in their tracks…. It was truly amazing to see Audrey with that fawn.” - Bob Willoughby

Audrey Hepburn at home with her pet deer, Ip, and her jealous Yorkshire Terrier, Mr. Famous, Beverly Hills, California, 1958.  Photographs by Bob Willoughby. Ip lived with Audrey weeks before filming Green Mansions, so that the two had time to bond. 

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Pierluigi Praturlon at the Orly Airport in Paris, France, July 28, 1962.

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Pierluigi Praturlon at the Orly Airport in Paris, France, July 28, 1962.

Audrey Hepburn, Anthony Perkins, and Italian film producer Dino de Laurentis photographed by Pierluigi Praturlon at the Orly Airport in Paris, France, July 28, 1962.

Audrey Hepburn and Anthony Perkins photographed by Pierluigi Praturlon at the Orly Airport in Paris, France, July 28, 1962.

Audrey Hepburn wearing jeans requested by zell-am-see

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Howell Conant for the film Wait Until Dark, New York, 1967.

Writing Winners: 1955 Oscars

Claire Trevor presents Philip Yordan the Oscar for Writing (Motion Picture Story) for Broken Lance; Karl Malden presents Budd Schulberg the Oscar for Writing (Story and Screenplay) for On the Waterfront; and Audrey Hepburn presents George Seaton the Oscar for Writing (Screenplay) for On the Waterfront, at the 27th Academy Awards. Hosted by Bob Hope.

(Audrey’s segment begins at 3:03)

fleurinew asked: Favourite colour on audrey? X

Pink and Black:

intensity-of-scorpio asked: Do you like Elizabeth Taylor too?

I do!  I post pictures of her on my main tumblr myhumblefash, although, not as often as I should. Xo 

deannnajackson asked: btw I think if audrey looked at your blog today she would love it :) xx

Aww, that is incredibly sweet of you to say. Thank you so very much. :)