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 pregnant with her first son, Sean, 1960.

beatgotsickerr asked: Are there any pictures of Audrey while pregnant?

There sure are! Here are a few that I posted in the past:

  1. A pregnant Audrey Hepburn with her husband Mel Ferrer on vacation in Antibes, France, May 1960.
  2. A pregnant Audrey Hepburn in Nice, France, 1960.
  3. A pregnant Audrey Hepburn arrives home to Bürgenstock, Switzerland after visiting Nice, France,1960.

And I will post a couple of new ones now. (I should try looking for some photos of her pregnant with Luca, her second son.)

lestroispommes asked: thank you very much!

You’re very welcome! Xo

lestroispommes asked: hello! i was intriged by your last answered when you were talking about the time where she looked like her mother, would you mind taking the time to link me the photos? have a nice day and thank you for the effort you put on this blog

I’d be happy to, here you are: Rare modeling pictures of a pre-famous Audrey Hepburn, 1946.

And for reference, here is a picture of Audrey and her mother, Baroness Ella Van Heemstra, c. 1946.

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In that picture (above) she looks like a perfect combination of her mother and father.  Audrey took after her father, they both had “square” shaped-faces (as she so lovingly described her looks), similar eyes, noses and mouths.

Joseph Hepburn-Ruston:

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kisstherosary asked: Did Audrey have any plastic surgery? She looks SO different on those old photos :o

No, never.  When she was interviewed on The Phil Donahue show (1990) he asked Audrey if she ever had cosmetic surgery and she said “no”.  I understand what you mean, though.  Frankly, to me, she just looks very young.  In the photographs from 1946 she was only 17.  It was right after the war and Audrey admitted to gaining weight  from overindulging in bread and chocolate after spending the war surviving on tulip bulbs and grass.   Also, in those photos she doesn’t have her iconic eyebrows or chic, short hair cut.  Her makeup is minimal and her face is a little fuller.  She actually reminds me a lot of her mother in those photographs.  

shojea asked: Oh yes, in response to your answer of my my previous question, it would be brilliant if you could put it together! Thank you kindly (:

You’re very welcome.  The two posts today were made especially for you.  Xo

whatever-venus-deactivated20140 asked: I really love your account💜📻

Thank you!  It’s an honor to have this account. Xo

Rare modeling pictures of a pre-famous Audrey Hepburn, 1946. SOURCE

Audrey Hepburn photographed at Ealing Studios, London, 1951.

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer attending the Netherlands’ premiere of Sabrina, November 1954.  Audrey Hepburn was wearing Givenchy.  SOURCE

plsdonttakeapicture asked: Hey there! I loooooooove your blog, thanks so much for all that rare Audrey pics!

Aww, thank you!  The pleasure is all mine. Xo

shojea asked: Hello! I wonder if you might know if it is true or untrue that when Audrey moved to London in the late 1940's, that she worked for a while doing modelling jobs? I'd love to see some of the photos from this time!

It’s true.  After the war Audrey and her mother, Ella, moved to London where Audrey attended Marie Rambert’s ballet school on a scholarship.  In the late 1940s, to earn money, Audrey did modeling jobs and danced in shows as a chorus girl.  It may take me a couple of days, but I’ll be happy to put together posts of Audrey modeling in the 1940s.  In the meantime, here are pictures of Audrey in 1940s that I have previously posted.

Photo booth pictures of Truman Capote, Audrey Hepburn, and Mel Ferrer, c. 1956.

"Marilyn [Monroe] was my first choice to play Holly Golightly.  I thought she would be perfect.  Holly had to have something touching about her…unfinished.  [But] Paramount double-crossed me in every way and cast Audrey." - Truman Capote

Personal note:  Capote: A Biography by Gerald Clarke is the biography that made me a fan of biographies. 

Audrey Hepburn and Sean Connery photographed together after having been awarded a Commandeur de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for their significant contributions furthering the arts in France and throughout the world, Paris, France, March 6, 1987.  Audrey and Sean received the award from Deputy culture minister Philippe De Villiers.

Audrey Hepburn and Sean Connery photographed together after having been awarded a Commandeur de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for their significant contributions furthering the arts in France and throughout the world, Paris, France, March 6, 1987.  Audrey and Sean received the award from Deputy culture minister Philippe De Villiers.

Audrey Hepburn and Sean Connery photographed together after having been awarded a Commandeur de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for their significant contributions furthering the arts in France and throughout the world, Paris, France, March 6, 1987.  Audrey and Sean received the award from Deputy culture minister Philippe De Villiers.

Audrey Hepburn and Sean Connery photographed together after having been awarded a Commandeur de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for their significant contributions furthering the arts in France and throughout the world, Paris, France, March 6, 1987.  Audrey and Sean received the award from Deputy culture minister Philippe De Villiers.