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.

Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn backstage at the RKO Pantages Theatre, as they wait to present their categories at the 28th Academy Awards, March 21, 1956.  Hollywood, California. 

Audrey Hepburn photographed backstage at the 28th Academy Awards with Oscar winners Ernest Borgnine and producer Harold Hecht. Both gentlemen won for the film Marty. March 21, 1956.

Audrey Hepburn presenting the Best Picture Oscar to producer Harold Hecht for Marty at the 28th Academy Awards,  March 21, 1956. Jerry Lewis hosted the evening’s festivities. gifs by rareaudreyhepburn

Harold Hecht accepting the Oscar® for Best Picture for Marty at the 28th Academy Awards® in 1956. Presented by Audrey Hepburn and hosted by Jerry Lewis.

At the 26th Annual Academy Awards, Audrey Hepburn wore a white floral, belted dress created by couturier Hubert de Givenchy.  The dress was  an adapted version of the gown designed by Edith Head for Roman Holiday. It was then given to Givenchy for alteration as the actress wanted to convert it into an evening gown. This was the first time audiences saw Audrey wearing a Givenchy gown but definitely not the last.  The actress and fashion designer developed a friendship that lasted over 40 years.

At the 26th Annual Academy Awards, Audrey Hepburn wore a white floral, belted dress created by couturier Hubert de Givenchy.  The dress was  an adapted version of the gown designed by Edith Head for Roman Holiday. It was then given to Givenchy for alteration as the actress wanted to convert it into an evening gown. This was the first time audiences saw Audrey wearing a Givenchy gown but definitely not the last.  The actress and fashion designer developed a friendship that lasted over 40 years.

Audrey Hepburn pictured in front of a crowd reporters with her Academy Award for Best Actress, March 25th, 1954. Just minutes after her win, Audrey misplaced her Oscar accidentally abandoning it in the ladies room. 

Audrey Hepburn pictured in front of a crowd reporters with her Academy Award for Best Actress, March 25th, 1954. Just minutes after her win, Audrey misplaced her Oscar accidentally abandoning it in the ladies room. 

Audrey Hepburn photographed with her newly won Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in Roman Holiday, March 25, 1954.

"When Audrey’s name was announced as the Oscar winner for Best Actress, she was absolutely overwhelmed.  Academy trustee Jean Hersholt presented her with the Oscar, then Audrey gave a brief, gracious speech, which began with the words, "It’s too much." - From The Audrey Hepburn Treasures

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"The Academy Awards were given out on March 25,1954, in both New York and Los Angeles.  Audrey literally dashed from her performance onstage in Ondine to the NBC Century Theatre.  She had just enough time to change backstage into her Givenchy dress, but not enough time to remove her Ondine theatrical makeup.” - From The Audrey Hepburn Treasures.

"The Academy Awards were given out on March 25,1954, in both New York and Los Angeles.  Audrey literally dashed from her performance onstage in Ondine to the NBC Century Theatre.  She had just enough time to change backstage into her Givenchy dress, but not enough time to remove her Ondine theatrical makeup.” - From The Audrey Hepburn Treasures.

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Audrey Hepburn alongside Julie Andrews backstage at 37th Academy Awards both holding Ms. Andrews Oscar for Best Actress. April 5, 1965.

Julie Andrews later tells of meeting Audrey Hepburn at the 1965 Oscars where Ms. Hepburn said to Julie (referring to My Fair Lady): “Julie, you should have done it, but I didn’t have the guts to turn it down.” The two became instant friends. (Quote Source)

Audrey Hepburn alongside Julie Andrews backstage at 37th Academy Awards both holding Ms. Andrews Oscar for Best Actress. April 5, 1965.

Julie Andrews later tells of meeting Audrey Hepburn at the 1965 Oscars where Ms. Hepburn said to Julie (referring to My Fair Lady): “Julie, you should have done it, but I didn’t have the guts to turn it down.” The two became instant friends. (Quote Source)

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Audrey Hepburn in Charade, 1963.

Audrey Hepburn in Charade, 1963.

Audrey Hepburn in Charade, 1963.

spikeswithflowers asked: Where is the dress Audrey Hepburn wore in Sabrina located now? Thank you!

I’m trying to do a bit of digging online to find out the answer but so far this is what I’ve come up with:

In 2012 “one of the beautiful gowns Givenchy made for Ms. Hepburn [was] available for viewing at Club TCM in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, on the first floor.  It’s in pristine condition, featured alongside a still from the film of her wearing it.” Huffington Post

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Audrey Hepburn and husband Mel Ferrer at the French screening of Sabrina, 1954.

Audrey Hepburn and husband Mel Ferrer at the French screening of Sabrina, 1954.

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Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer attend the Netherlands’ premiere of Sabrina, November 1954.  Audrey Hepburn is wearing the same Givenchy ball gown that she wore in the film. Photograph by Jack Garofalo.

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Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer in France for the première of her film Sabrina, 1954.