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.
Audrey Hepburn photographed by Milton Greene in New York for her Broadway debut as Gigi, 1951.

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Milton Greene in New York for her Broadway debut as Gigi, 1951.

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

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

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

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

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beatgotsickerr asked: Hi, i was watching Wait Until Dark and i noticed some gorgeous pictures of audrey on the wall. Do you know where i can find those pictures? I love Audrey and your blog 💕 xx Asia Cherie

Thank you! Allow me to post those pictures for you right now. Xo

Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire during the production of Funny Face near Chantilly, France, June 1956

“I just told my agent to forget all other projects for me. I was waiting for Audrey Hepburn. She asked for me, and I was ready. This could be the last and only opportunity I’d have to work with the great and lovely Audrey Hepburn and I was not missing it. Period.” - Fred Astaire

Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire during the production of Funny Face near Chantilly, France, June 1956

“I just told my agent to forget all other projects for me. I was waiting for Audrey Hepburn. She asked for me, and I was ready. This could be the last and only opportunity I’d have to work with the great and lovely Audrey Hepburn and I was not missing it. Period.” - Fred Astaire

ihideinmymusic asked: Could you please list any quotes that Fred Astaire made about Audrey?

I sure can! I will make a separate post right now.

songsvoicesnevershared asked: Thank you for this lovely, informative blog! <3

You’re very welcome.  Believe me when I say, the pleasure is all mine. Xo

schrutebeetfarmer asked: I really love your blog you seem to know so much about my idol and I was wondering if she ever met jimmy Stewart

Thank you kindly.  Not only did Audrey and Jimmy meet but they also happen to be very good friends!  She once said in 1991: “I’d have loved to have done a movie with Jimmy Stewart because we’ve known each other for so many years [and] I’ve always had an enormous rapport with him.”

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Billy Wilder, Mel Ferrer, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chivalier, and James Stewart at Ciro’s Nightclub in 1956.

Audrey Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart in 1991.

kawaiijedibritt asked: I absolutely love Audrey Hepburn and I adore reading all of what she has done. It would be really kind of you if you would suggest where I could read more about her? Like a biography but online please and thank you.

Audrey Hepburn’s Wikipedia Page

Audrey Hepburn Children’d Fund

Audrey Hepburn by Barry Paris (Kindle Edition)

What Would Audrey Do?: Timeless Lessons for Living with Grace and Style by Pamela Keogh (Kindle Edition)

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and The Dawn of the Modern Woman by Sam Wasson (Kindle Edition)

*Books I’ve recommended in the past. 

silli98100 asked: Hi, first of all I would like to thank you for your wonderful blog. I really enjoy all your posts. I have two questions: as I'm not English, I can not hear if Audrey Hepburns English has any foreign accent. Next thing is, that I was in Bürgenstock yesterday. I saw the Chappell where Audrey got married bit do you have any idea where the house lies she lived in? I only know the name of it. Thanks again and have a nice test of the week😄

She does have an accent and a most unusual one.  She was born in 1929 in Brussels and her first language was Dutch.  At the age of five she was sent to boarding school in England where she was able to improve upon her imperfect English.  In 1939 Audrey and her family moved to Arnhem. By that time Audrey spoke perfect English and struggled with Dutch, her native tongue, which by then was mostly forgotten.  She was once asked if she felt more Dutch or English and she said she leaned toward English “because [she] was more English than Dutch when [she] went to Holland”.  I believe most people would describe her voice as having a british accent with a sing song cadence uniquely her own. 

"There is no speech I can relax into when I’m tired, because my ear has never been accustomed to one intonation.  It’s because I have no mother tongue that the critics accuse me of curious speech." - Audrey Hepburn

Edit: In regards to your second question: Audrey Hepburn pictured at her home, Villa Bethiana, in Bürgenstock, Switzerland, 1954.

myblogismylifebutyourmy4ever asked: Audrey Hepburn is fab and so is this bling 😍❤️

Thank you so much! Xo

kelcieb317 asked: Does audrey have a star on the walk of fame?

She sure does! At 1652 Vine Street (one block south of Hollywood Blvd.)

jimstark8502 asked: So I specifically created a tumblr to convey my gratitude and admiration and to ask you do you know if ever Ms. Hepburn knew, talked of, heard of, saw a picture of and fell in love with, or met James Dean? or saw any of his movies? Thanks :)

I’m truly touched, thank you.  I honestly don’t know if Audrey and James ever met.  Someone asked this question some time ago and after doing some digging I still came up empty handed.  James did attend the American premiere of Sabrina in 1954; however, Audrey did not.  She mainly made appearances at the European premieres of her films.  Also, in the very beginning of Audrey’s career she was based in London, and when she received the role of Roman Holiday she was performing on stage in Gigi in New York.  Roman Holiday was filmed in Rome and after that she filmed Sabrina in LA and Long Island.  After Sabrina she performed on stage in Ondine on Broadway in NY again.  I can only imagine if she met James it had to be somewhere between 1953-1955. James died in 1955 when Audrey’s career just was beginning.  I don’t think their careers overlapped at any point during those few years.  I get the impression that James was LA based and the only time (I recall) that Audrey was in LA was during the production of Sabrina for a few months.  Here is a pic of James at the LA premiere of Sabrina. ( I read he that he wasn’t crazy about his date that night.) 

jehttsy asked: Hi i just wanted to say thanks for finding all these audrey pics n sharing them with everyone. I know it takes work n i rly appreciate it bc i love seeing all these rare pics of her. Its like we get to see a side of her we otherwise wouldnt

Thank you.  I genuinely appreciate this kind message.  Your last sentence is what made me smile most.  Audrey is one of the most celebrated actresses in the world but I hope that with this blog I am able to show a more honest and authentic side to her.  There is so much more to Audrey than her iconic role as Holly Golightly and the little black dress that has made it’s way into every woman’s wardrobe.  She was a deeply intelligent woman with many passions outside of acting.  It’s lovely that I have an opportunity to show her compassionate side and the many years she worked as UNICEF ambassador.  She taught us that when you are given a lot in life it is equally important to give back just as much.