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 Bob Willoughby at Paramount Studios for her first publicity photo shoot, 1953.

Audrey Hepburn, Kay Thompson, and Fred Astaire filming “Bonjour, Paris!” atop the Eiffel Tower for the movie musical Funny Face, 1956. Gifs by rareaudreyhepburn.

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Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, and Kay Thompson filming the musical number “Bonjour, Paris!” atop the Eiffel Tower for the film Funny Face, Paris, France, June 23, 1956.

Willy Rizzo Exhibition →

The Studio Willy Rizzo has organized a new exhibition of the Hollywood photographs of Willy Rizzo, which will be on display through July 5th.

Je reviens d’Hollywood
by Willy Rizzo
From May 16th to July 5th, 2014
Studio Willy Rizzo
12 rue de Verneuil
75007 Paris


Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire during the filming of Funny Face near Chantilly, France, June 1956. Photographs by Willy Rizzo.

Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire during the filming of Funny Face near Chantilly, France, June 1956. Photographs by Willy Rizzo.

UNICEF Ambassador Audrey Hepburn on her last UNICEF mission in war-torn Somalia, September 1992.

I walked into a nightmare,” she said. “I have seen famine in Ethiopia and Bangladesh, but I have seen nothing like this - so much worse than I could possibly have imagined. I wasn’t prepared for this. It’s so hard to talk about because it’s unspeakable." Between the worst drought in history and a horrifying civil war that had destroyed the country; most of the population was starving to death. "There’s nothing left,” Audrey said. “The cattle are dead, the crops are gone, whatever there was has been looted. Anarchy. It’s a country without a government." - AUDREY HEPBURN’S WORK WITH UNICEF

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realitydreamers asked: Hi! Do you know what Audrey's favourite music is?

I’ve read that she loved jazz.  A woman after my own heart. 


Mum loved all the classic romantic crooners like Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and … Julio Iglesias. ” - Luca Dotti

goldenchild621 asked: stunning blog!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. :)

randomtack asked: what are your thoughts on emma thompson's comments regarding audrey hepburn?

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t peeved by the words she used to describe Audrey. Yet, I am a fan of Emma Thompson and it would be unfair of me to judge her simply because she and I don’t share the same opinion of Audrey.  I believe we all choose certain celebrities and figures as role models because we see a version of ourselves in those people.  Some people may gravitate towards one type of person while others don’t.  I’m thankful that when I watch Audrey act i don’t see “twee” or “mumsy”, I see “charming” and “charismatic”.  Everyone differs in opinion, that’s what makes the world go round. :)

untouchablekendo asked: Audrey's last husband was Robert Wolder?

No, Robert and Audrey never married but there were together from 1980 until her death in 1993.

"In Rob, she had finally met ‘her spiritual twin’, the man she wanted to grow old with." (Audrey Hepburn by Barry Paris)

credodiessereapatica asked: Oh I love Audrey! 💕

Me, too! Xo

mademoiselle-ec asked: Hi! Do you know in which language Audrey spoke to her children? Thanks!

I asked Luca Dotti (her son) and this was his response: 

"At home mum, my brother Sean and I, spoke a funny mix of Italian, French and English. Mainly based on Italian that seemed to win over the others. Others were often confused by ‘our’ slang." - Luca Dotti

thedancingcow asked: I've never been able to come to a conclusive answer about how many and what languages Audrey spoke. English, Dutch, French, and Italian are obvious. But I've seen references to German (according to Sean in a written interview) and Spanish (according to Stanley Donen and her speaking a little in UNICEF footage), and Barry Paris' bio also mentions a questionnaire that Audrey did in the 50s that said she knew 7 languages. Would you kindly ask Luca so we could maybe get a definite answer? Thanks!

I wrote to Luca and this was his response: 

"Mum was fluent in English, Dutch and French. She expressed herself perfectly in Italian with some funny mistakes and was quite ok in Spanish. I understand she was fluent in German too but rarely used it." - Luca Dotti