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Audrey Hepburn

(1929-1993), Actress

Sitter in 45 portraits
The Belgian-born actress trained in ballet in Amsterdam and made her London stage debut in 1948 in the chorus for High Button Shoes. On Colette's recommendation she made her first appearance on Broadway in Gigi in 1951. She played small parts in English films before Hollywood stardom made her chic, gamine style a byword for fashion in the 1950s. Her grace, charm and pencil-slim looks made her famous in films such as Roman Holiday (1953, for which she won an Academy Award), Funny Face (1957), The Nun's Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) and My Fair Lady (1964).

More on Hepburn: Interview with Luca Dotti and memories of his mother | Timeline

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Audrey Hepburn, by Angus McBean - NPG P1295

Audrey Hepburn

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print, October 1950
NPG P1295

Audrey Hepburn, by Angus McBean - NPG x25145

Audrey Hepburn

by Angus McBean
bromide print, October 1950
NPG x25145

Audrey Hepburn, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x85783

Audrey Hepburn

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1951
NPG x85783

Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40179

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, March 1954
NPG x40179

Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40177

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1954
NPG x40177

Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40181

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
vintage bromide print, March 1954
NPG x40181

Audrey Hepburn, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30114

Audrey Hepburn

by Norman Parkinson
bromide fibre print, 23 June 1955
NPG x30114

Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14103

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1960
NPG x14103

Audrey Hepburn; Melchior Gaston ('Mel') Ferrer, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40182

Audrey Hepburn; Melchior Gaston ('Mel') Ferrer

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, January 1960
NPG x40182

Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x131416

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
NPG x131416

Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40170

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
NPG x40170

Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40165

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
NPG x40165

Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40169

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
NPG x40169

Cecil Beaton; Audrey Hepburn, by Unknown photographer - NPG x40512

Cecil Beaton; Audrey Hepburn

by Unknown photographer
bromide fibre print, 1963
NPG x40512

Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40167

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
NPG x40167

Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14016

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide fibre print, 1963
NPG x14016

Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14033

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide fibre print, 1963
NPG x14033

Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40168

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
NPG x40168

Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40178

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
NPG x40178

Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40172

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
NPG x40172

Audrey Hepburn with her dog Assam of Assam, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40176

Audrey Hepburn with her dog Assam of Assam

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, September 1963
NPG x40176

Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40164

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
NPG x40164

Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40173

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
NPG x40173

Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40175

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
NPG x40175

Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40174

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
NPG x40174

Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40163

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
NPG x40163

Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40171

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
NPG x40171

Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40166

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
NPG x40166

Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x126377

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
NPG x126377

Melchior Gaston ('Mel') Ferrer; Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40184

Melchior Gaston ('Mel') Ferrer; Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, March 1964
NPG x40184

Melchior Gaston ('Mel') Ferrer; Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40185

Melchior Gaston ('Mel') Ferrer; Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, March 1964
NPG x40185

Melchior Gaston ('Mel') Ferrer; Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40186

Melchior Gaston ('Mel') Ferrer; Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, March 1964
NPG x40186

Melchior Gaston ('Mel') Ferrer; Audrey Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40183

Melchior Gaston ('Mel') Ferrer; Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, March 1964
NPG x40183

William Wyler; Audrey Hepburn, by Terry O'Neill - NPG x126132

William Wyler; Audrey Hepburn

by Terry O'Neill
bromide fibre print, 1966
NPG x126132

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Audrey Hepburn

by Angus McBean
modern bromide print, November 1950
NPG x132853

Web image not currently available

Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1954
NPG x40180

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Audrey Hepburn; Melchior Gaston ('Mel') Ferrer

by Sir (Henry) Ashley Clarke
vintage colour snapshot print, May 1955
NPG x136233

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Group outside the British Embassy house in Rome

by Unknown photographer
colour snapshot print, May 1955
NPG x136235

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