Rare Photos Of Audrey Hepburn Remind Us Why She's Still A Style Icon
New pictures of the British actress are to be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London. "I have no illusions about my looks. I think my face is funny."
Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy by Norman Parkinson, 1955.
The National Portrait Gallery is celebrating the 65th anniversary of Audrey Hepburn's early career-defining performances at West End nightclub Ciro's, which is now part of the gallery in London. Her performances in Petite Sauce Tartare and Summer Nights there in 1950 are said to have led to her being talent-spotted for her early film One Wild Oat in 1951, leading to her status as a screen icon.
Audrey Hepburn by Bud Fraker, for Sabrina Paramount Pictures, 1954 (left), and Audrey Hepburn in Rome by Cecil Beaton, 1960.
Audrey Hepburn by Cecil Beaton, 1954.
The exhibition, opening in July 2015, will showcase photos from the Hepburn family along with portraits by famous photographers of the twentieth century, including Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Angus McBean, Irving Penn, and Norman Parkinson.
Audrey Hepburn by Angus McBean, 1951.
Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's by Howell Conant, published on the cover of Jours de France, 26 January 1962.
Audrey Hepburn in the early 1950s.
Hepburn in 1960 (left), and relaxing in Richmond Park (right) after a strenuous season in the London revue Sauce Piquante, 13 May 1950.
Audrey Hepburn wins a best actress Oscar for Roman Holiday at the 26th Annual Academy Awards at the NBC Century Theatre in New York City, 25 March 1954 (left), and writes a letter in 1955 (right).
Hepburn in 1955 (left), and as Sister Luke in The Nun's Story, directed by Fred Zinnemann, 1959 (right).