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.


"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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veronicamason asked: I red Audrey was in Paris at the Sabrina prémiere on 4th february 1954, do you have any image of that...?? Thank you....!!

You have impeccable timing. I actually put together a post yesterday of Audrey and Mel at a European première of Sabrina.  I have a feeling it’s from the France première; however, it could be from the Netherlands screening as well.  I’ll post the pictures now.  Based on the earrings she is wearing, I’m positive those pictures are from the French première.

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

mochawhip asked: I happened to catch Sabrina on TV last night and watched it for the first time. What a delightful little film! I was wondering if you have any color photos of that gorgeous ball dress Audrey wears for the party that Sabrina goes to when she returns from Paris. Thank you!

Yay! Sabrina is my favorite Audrey film. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. 

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Pictured: Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy Gown from Sabrina (Photo: Edward M. Pio Roda)

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Allan Grant for The LIFE Picture Collection, March 8, 1956.

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uppereastsiderkay asked: Hello darling, I'm planning my sweet 16 & I am a huge fan of Audrey. I was hoping to incorporate Audrey and Breakfast At Tiffany's as the theme of my party. Do you have any ideas or suggestions? Thx ☺️

That sounds like a lot of fun! It reminds me of the bridal shower Serena threw Blair in Gossip Girl, yet, didn’t that party include a diamond ring as a party favor? A little too expensive for my taste.  I’m not sure how big your guest list will be or if it’s co-ed but I had have your friends dress up to the nines. Ask them to wear their favorite party dresses for an evening of fun and extravagance. You should certainly wear your favorite black, cocktail dress with strands of costume pearls and a tiara in your hair à la Holly Golightly. I’d begin your invites with “Won’t you join me?” just as Audrey did in the Breakfast at Tiffany’s trailer. I’d serve sparkling cider and if it isn’t taboo, chocolate cigarettes.  You can always try to recreate the party scene in the film with lots of friends, laughter, and dancing.  Playing the music from the BAT soundtrack would surely help.  Another idea, I’d buy little cardboard boxes and paint them Tiffany’s blue, add white ribbons, and include a little present in each one as a fun party favor. If you’re having a dinner, keep the color scheme: Tiffany’s blue, white, and touches of black. If you have a half a tub lying around and a cat with no name, they definitely couldn’t hurt. ;)

Here is the original invite to the premiere of Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1961. Perhaps, you can use it for inspiration.

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Lot Description

Breakfast At Tiffany’s, 1961 
An invitation to the U.S. première of Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, 17 October, 1961, the front of the card printed Miss Holly Golightly and with an image of Audrey Hepburn in the role, the inside with printed facsimile handwriting Bon Chers Amis - Those simply marvelous people at Paramount will have a tres elegante invitational premiere of that divine movie “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”, Tuesday evening, October 17th, and you, pet, are invited…Do be there because this will be a très exclusive entertainment, black tie and all, and the only screening before the film is released to the provinces for just every old body. I’ll look for you and votre ami, Mille tendresses, Holly; accompanied by an invitation to a party following the film Première, the card insert with typescript P.S.: After you’ve seen that marvelous “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”, I would adore to have you and your guest come right over to my apartment for Breakfast At Holly’s…please tell me that you’ll join my petit bash, with printed facsimile signature Holly

lovemsgolightly asked: Did you see the new Dove chocolate commercial with the song Audrey sings in Breakfast at Tiffany's? If so what do you think and do you know who the doppleganger they used is?

Hello! I did see it and although it was very well done I’m still a little weary about the idea of a CGI Audrey Hepburn.  I did, however, love how they included Audrey’s version of Moon River in the ad. When the song begins to play it immediately tugs at my heartstrings.  Here is a little more information on how Audrey Hepburn was recreated for the 21st Century:

Filmed over the course of a week on the Amalfi Coast (all of which Hopper documented in pictures), the cast originally included three women to play Hepburn - their mouth, eyes and body to be fused by the wonders of CGI to bring a 1953 version of her to life - but the final cut only includes two: Jenny Ishammar and Lou-Helene Barbry. 

Want to know more? Read: Audrey Hepburn’s Dream Man

Pictures of the two models (Jenny and Lou-Helene) that lent their likeliness to help create the Galaxy Commercial.

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Audrey Hepburn photographed by Allan Grant for The LIFE Picture Collection, March 8, 1956.