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.
A very happy Audrey Hepburn poses with her Oscar after winning Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Roman Holiday, New York, March 25, 1954.

"I received this extraordinary Oscar so early that I really didn’t know what hit me.  I know more about the Oscar today and appreciate it more than that day.  I knew I won a prize and that it was a movie prize." - Audrey Hepburn during an interview with Larry King, October 21, 1991

A very happy Audrey Hepburn poses with her Oscar after winning Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Roman Holiday, New York, March 25, 1954.

"I received this extraordinary Oscar so early that I really didn’t know what hit me.  I know more about the Oscar today and appreciate it more than that day.  I knew I won a prize and that it was a movie prize." - Audrey Hepburn during an interview with Larry King, October 21, 1991

Audrey Hepburn backstage at the 26th Academy Awards in New York on March 25, 1954.  She won for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Roman Holiday.

Audrey Hepburn backstage at the 26th Academy Awards in New York on March 25, 1954.  She won for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Roman Holiday.

A very nervous Audrey Hepburn photographed moments before winning her first Oscar for her performance in Roman HolidayThe 26th Annual Academy awards were held in New York (were Audrey accepted her award) and Los Angeles on March 25, 1954.

Audrey Hepburn surrounded by photographers after winning her first Oscar for her portrayal of the runaway princess in Roman Holiday.  The 26th Annual Academy awards were held in New York (were Audrey accepted her award) and Los Angeles on March 25, 1954.

gabbythegoon asked: Thanks so much for the pics! Can't wait to see what you'll post next. ☺️

The pleasure is all mine.  I’ll try to put together some Oscar posts right now. :)

pretty-by-nature asked: Hi, I'm doing a speech about Audrey but I need book(s) to list as a source and for facts. Which book(s) do you recommend?

My recommendations would be dependent on what type of speech you’re doing on Audrey.  If it’s a speech about her life, these are the biographies I would recommend.

If it is about her films, I would recommend any of the biographies above with the addition of this book:

Best of luck with your speech! I hope my suggestions are helpful!

alicepleasancel asked: Hi! Just to tell you that your blog is awesome and I like the way you answer the questions! You know a lot of thing about Audrey and you probably read a lot of book about her! You’re the perfect person to make a blog about Audrey and that’s really great! Thanks for all these pictures and informations! :D

Thank you so much, love.  I must confess I put a lot of thought into each of my answers and sometimes I’ll wait days before answering if I feel that I need to do some extra research before answering the question appropriately.  I very much appreciate your kind and generous words.  I love having this blog and having the opportunity (and honor) to meet so many truly special Audrey fans. Xo 

alicepleasancel asked: Which Audrey’s haircut do you prefer?

Her haircut in Sabrina!  So chic and feminine and the cut complimented her long, elegant neck and dancer’s physique.

gabbythegoon asked: I'm new to following your account, but could you post some pics of Audrey winning her Oscar? Great blog btw.

Absolutely!  Here are pictures of Audrey at the Oscars and here are pictures from the 26th Annual Academy Awards (the night she won). I’ll try to post more sometime this week!

cateblanchtt asked: I've loved audrey for as long as i can remember, and of course i have read many articles/biographies on her. But i was just wondering if you could recommend a couple of biographies that you've enjoyed. Thank you in advanced.

The last Audrey biography I read was Audrey Hepburn by Barry Paris.  It’s a fantastic biography full of quotes by Audrey Hepburn from the many interviews she did over the years. It also includes insight on the actress from her close friends, family members, and co stars. It’s one of the lengthier biographies on the actress but it goes by quickly. Possibly, because it’s still fresh on my mind, this is the book I’d suggest first.

Other biographies I highly recommend:

Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit by Sean Hepburn Ferrer.  This book is by Audrey Hepburn’s eldest son, and is the most intimate biography about her.  I recommend this to every Audrey fan, it’s full of wonderful pictures, many of them rare.  It’s a must have.  

Audrey: Her Real Story By Alexander Walker (Another very good biography)

Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn by Donald Spoto (Highly recommended)

Audrey Style. By Pamela Clarke Keogh. (Biography mixed with insight on Audrey’s fashions and full of wonderful pictures).

What Would Audrey Do?: Timeless Lessons for Living with Grace and Style. By Pamela Keogh. (It isn’t so much a traditional biography but a very fun read and perfect for the summer!)

***At some point, when my mind is clear and I have the time, I’ll sit down and write small blurbs about each Audrey book I own.  I think it’ll be helpful to Audrey fans who want to get their read on. :)

ellesinatra asked: you are absolutely amazing, please follow me, I love your account 💗

Thank you! I truly have the nicest followers.  I cannot promise that I will follow your account, but I will check it out.  I’m always happy to meet another Frank Sinatra fan. :)

Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison at the premiere of “My Fair Lady”, 1964.

Audrey Hepburn at the premiere of My Fair Lady, 1964.

Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison at the premiere of My Fair Lady, 1964.

Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison at the premiere of My Fair Lady, 1964.

Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, and Jack Warner at the premiere of My Fair Lady, 1964.