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Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993), Actress

Sitter in 44 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).

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Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
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Audrey Hepburn with her dog Assam of Assam

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, September 1963
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Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
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Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
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Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
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Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
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Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
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Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
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Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
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Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1963
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Melchior Gaston ('Mel') Ferrer; Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, March 1964
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Melchior Gaston ('Mel') Ferrer; Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, March 1964
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Melchior Gaston ('Mel') Ferrer; Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, March 1964
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Melchior Gaston ('Mel') Ferrer; Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, March 1964
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William Wyler; Audrey Hepburn

by Terry O'Neill
bromide fibre print, 1966
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Audrey Hepburn

by Angus McBean
modern bromide print, November 1950
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Audrey Hepburn

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1954
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Audrey Hepburn; Melchior Gaston ('Mel') Ferrer

by Sir (Henry) Ashley Clarke
vintage colour snapshot print, May 1955
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Group outside the British Embassy house in Rome

by Unknown photographer
colour snapshot print, May 1955
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