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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 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.
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Audrey Hepburn (with Edith Head in the background) puts on her tiara and necklace while on the set of Roman Holiday, 1952.
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.
William Holden awarding Audrey Hepburn with her best actress Oscar for her performance in Roman Holiday. The presentation was held at the Hotel Pierre in Los Angeles, California. The oscar was returned to Audrey after a two-month absence during which time the statuette was inscribed. May 3, 1954.
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck palling around on the set of Roman Holiday, 1953.
Audrey Hepburn with Italian actress Silvana Pampanini and her Roman Holiday co-star Gregory Peck at a cocktail party on the set of Roman Holiday, in Rome’s Cinecitta on June 26, 1952.
Audrey Hepburn and fiancé James Hanson at a cocktail party on the set of Roman Holiday, in Rome’s Cinecitta on June 26, 1952.
Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, 1953.
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck at the “Mouth of Truth” in the film Roman Holiday, 1953.
Audrey Hepburn photographed sitting on the Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy during the production of Roman Holiday, 1952.
It was Audrey’s premier performance as Princess Ann in Roman Holiday that first caught the public’s attention. At the beginning of her career Audrey was already turning heads with her natural sophistication and carefree attitude. A look that is still current and chic is Princess Ann’s casual street style: white buttoned shirt with popped collar, full skirt, matching belt, a scarf tied at the neck and gladiator sandals. This summery, fun outfit is just as fashionable today as it was 60 years ago when Audrey first appeared in this timeless romantic comedy. Add a fitted blazer and cross-body purse and you are ready to jump on a vespa and tour the streets of Rome. Audrey’s makeup was simple; eyeliner and mascara to emphasis the eyes, red lips, and a magnetic smile. Dressed in this classic ensemble and you are sure to be a “ringer”, too!
Audrey Hepburn’s legendary screen test for Roman Holiday.