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.
Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer on their wedding day in Bürgenstock, Switzerland, September 25,1954. Audrey was wearing a dress designed by French fashion designer Pierre Balmain.

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer on their wedding day in Bürgenstock, Switzerland, September 25,1954. Audrey was wearing a dress designed by French fashion designer Pierre Balmain.

"It’s too much. I want to say thank you to everybody who in these past months and years have helped, guided and given me so much. I’m truly, truly grateful and terribly happy." -Audrey Hepburn wins the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for: Roman Holiday (1954).

(made by rareaudreyhepburn)

Audrey Hepburn Bob Willoughby Exhibit

I was contacted by Proud Chelsea a UK gallery that is showcasing Audrey Hepburn photographs snapped by famous photographer Bob Willoughby.  I haven’t done any promotions before on my blog, but I thought this would be a great opportunity for local Audrey fans to see such wonderful photographs.  I encourage all, that can, to go and enjoy themselves.  The event is from May 12th to June 26th, have fun!

Read More

Quote originally from a speech Audrey Hepburn gave during her time as UNICEF ambassador.
(picture: Audrey Hepburn in Ethiopia, 1988)
(made by rareaudreyhepburn)

Quote originally from a speech Audrey Hepburn gave during her time as UNICEF ambassador.

(picture: Audrey Hepburn in Ethiopia, 1988)

(made by rareaudreyhepburn)



(made by rareaudreyhepburn)
Audrey Hepburn visits the Netherlands with husband Mel Ferrer. (1954)

(made by rareaudreyhepburn)

Audrey Hepburn visits the Netherlands with husband Mel Ferrer. (1954)

lovelyandfierce-deactivated2011 asked: If you haven't already, can you look into showcasing Audrey in Love In The Afternoon? It's my favorite movie of hers besides Breakfast At Tiffany's. <3

You can check here for some pictures: Love In The Afternoon.

I’ll do my best to post more LITA pictures, but also be sure to vote for that movie when I have the next Movie of the Month. (Every several months I devote one month to an Audrey Hepburn movie.  I’ll post publicity photos, set pictures and I’ll make movie screencaptures and gifs.)

litabelle asked: do you post anything of Audrey that isn't from Funny Face?

Rare Audrey Hepburn Gallery Voilà!

Thank you for your interest.

Audrey Hepburn on a Field Mission: Bangladesh, 1989. (From Audrey Hepburn: In Her Own Words)
(made by rareaudreyhepburn)

Audrey Hepburn on a Field Mission: Bangladesh, 1989. (From Audrey Hepburn: In Her Own Words)

(made by rareaudreyhepburn)

psykatic asked: Best Tumblr I've ever seen! I feel like liking/reblogging every single post. Thank you so much for all your effort.

Aww, thank you so much for the treasure of a compliment.  It put a much needed smile on my face.  <3

smarvelousaudrey asked: Hello=D I adore your blog, i check it daily and ive just decided to start my own blog dedicated to the enchanting Audrey Hepburn and i was wondering if you would mind checking it out/promoting if u like it.Thanks so much and keep spreading the audrey love<3

Congratulations! The more Audrey blogs the merrier. It’s very lovely. Everyone should check out Smarvelous Audrey!  Thank you for the compliment and good luck with your blog! <3


"We are dealing with a far more ominous threat than sickness and death.  We are dealing with the dark side of humanity-selfishness, avarice, aggression.  All this has already polluted our skies, emptied our oceans, destroyed our forests and extinguished thousands of beautiful animals.  Are our children next? &#8230;It is no longer enough to vaccinate them or give them food and water and only cure the symptoms of man&#8217;s tendency to destroy everything we hold dear. Whether it be famine in Ethiopia, excruciating poverty in Guatemala and Honduras, civil strife in El Salvador or ethnic massacre in the Sudan, I saw but on glaring truth: these are not natural disasters but man-made tragedies for which there is only one man-made solution - peace." - Audrey Hepburn (April 1989)
(picture: Audrey Hepburn in Ethiopia, 1988)

"We are dealing with a far more ominous threat than sickness and death. We are dealing with the dark side of humanity-selfishness, avarice, aggression. All this has already polluted our skies, emptied our oceans, destroyed our forests and extinguished thousands of beautiful animals. Are our children next? …It is no longer enough to vaccinate them or give them food and water and only cure the symptoms of man’s tendency to destroy everything we hold dear. Whether it be famine in Ethiopia, excruciating poverty in Guatemala and Honduras, civil strife in El Salvador or ethnic massacre in the Sudan, I saw but on glaring truth: these are not natural disasters but man-made tragedies for which there is only one man-made solution - peace." - Audrey Hepburn (April 1989)

(picture: Audrey Hepburn in Ethiopia, 1988)

fuckyeahaudreyhepburn:

crossfirehurricane:

I have to share this first.
Caption:
“Mother and Child”
Audrey’s drawing of an Ethiopian mother and child was used as a UNICEF greeting card. The original artwork was auctioned off during a televised event by the Finnish Committee for UNICEF in Helsinki, Finland. The proceeds of this fund-raising drive brought four camels in Chad used to help transport vaccinations to children in the most remote and inaccessible regions.

fuckyeahaudreyhepburn:

crossfirehurricane:

I have to share this first.

Caption:

“Mother and Child”

Audrey’s drawing of an Ethiopian mother and child was used as a UNICEF greeting card. The original artwork was auctioned off during a televised event by the Finnish Committee for UNICEF in Helsinki, Finland. The proceeds of this fund-raising drive brought four camels in Chad used to help transport vaccinations to children in the most remote and inaccessible regions.

speaknowwords asked: Omg Finding your blog sincerely made my day!!I'm obsessed beyond belief with Audrey and everything about this tumblr is absolutely s'marvelous!! Thanks for making!And btw i especially love your funny face gifs!<3

Aww, thank you terribly.  This tumblr is just a thrill for me and I love hearing from my lovely and enthusiastic followers.  I’m glad you are enjoying my blog, love.

Quote about Audrey Hepburn by Breakfast At Tiffany&#8217;s producer Richard Shepherd. From the book &#8220;Fifth Avenue, 5&#160;A.M." (made by rareaudreyhepburn)

Quote about Audrey Hepburn by Breakfast At Tiffany’s producer Richard Shepherd. From the book “Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M." (made by rareaudreyhepburn)

Fifth Avenue, 5&#160;A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany&#8217;s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman book review by rareaudreyhepburn. (Picture by rareaudreyhepburn)
It seems that many fans associate Audrey Hepburn with Holly Golightly, the fun-loving, carefree kook.  However, there is more to Holly Golightly and the story of Breakfast at Tiffany’s than a Givenchy gown and nameless cat.   In Fifth Avenue, 5&#160;A.M.  Sam Wasson leads us through an intimately detailed recollection of what it entailed to make this cinematic favorite a timeless story of a lost girl and her quest to find herself.  
Guiding us through the 1950s a time when you were either a Marilyn Monroe or a Doris Day, Wasson engages us in the emergence of Audrey Hepburn, a young woman who broke the mold with a fresh, new style, in a time when women were desperate for something different.  She wasn’t overtly sexual or unwaveringly reserved.   With a short haircut and embracing smile, Audrey Hepburn brought a modern elegance that was all her own.  
Through Wasson’s clever narrative we learn the struggles that occurred when making a movie adaption of Truman Capote’s critical hit Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  Among them were the issues of trying to convince a very nervous Audrey Hepburn that she could play a New York call girl, while an uninspired screenplay writer, George Axlerod, is in dire need of a new challenge.  A stressed director by the name Blake Edwards is constantly at war with his pompous leading man, George Peppard; and an eager composer, Henry Mancini, is fighting to get his song “Moon River” into the final cut.  Sam Wasson terrifically transports his reader back to 1960 amidst a new dawn in cinema and pop culture.  
As an Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Tiffany’s aficionado I highly recommend this fun and effortless read: Fifth Avenue, 5&#160;A.M.:Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, And the Dawn of the Modern Woman.

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman book review by rareaudreyhepburn. (Picture by rareaudreyhepburn)

It seems that many fans associate Audrey Hepburn with Holly Golightly, the fun-loving, carefree kook.  However, there is more to Holly Golightly and the story of Breakfast at Tiffany’s than a Givenchy gown and nameless cat.   In Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.  Sam Wasson leads us through an intimately detailed recollection of what it entailed to make this cinematic favorite a timeless story of a lost girl and her quest to find herself. 

Guiding us through the 1950s a time when you were either a Marilyn Monroe or a Doris Day, Wasson engages us in the emergence of Audrey Hepburn, a young woman who broke the mold with a fresh, new style, in a time when women were desperate for something different.  She wasn’t overtly sexual or unwaveringly reserved.   With a short haircut and embracing smile, Audrey Hepburn brought a modern elegance that was all her own. 

Through Wasson’s clever narrative we learn the struggles that occurred when making a movie adaption of Truman Capote’s critical hit Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  Among them were the issues of trying to convince a very nervous Audrey Hepburn that she could play a New York call girl, while an uninspired screenplay writer, George Axlerod, is in dire need of a new challenge.  A stressed director by the name Blake Edwards is constantly at war with his pompous leading man, George Peppard; and an eager composer, Henry Mancini, is fighting to get his song “Moon River” into the final cut.  Sam Wasson terrifically transports his reader back to 1960 amidst a new dawn in cinema and pop culture. 

As an Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Tiffany’s aficionado I highly recommend this fun and effortless read: Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.:Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, And the Dawn of the Modern Woman.