Icons in Focus: Audrey Hepburn

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The late film and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn would have celebrated her 85th birthday yesterday, May 4.

Who doesn’t know *Audrey Hepburn*? Even in death, she remains to be one of the most famous and important personalities that ever lived. A perfect example of elegance and sophistication, Audrey not only dedicated her life to entertaining millions through her movies but also by working as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador during the latter part of her life. Indeed, Audrey was among those rare individuals who are truly beautiful both on the inside and out.

If you’ve been with us for a while, you might have already noticed that Audrey’s one of the subjects that we’ve often written about. Now, as our own little tribute to Audrey’s lasting legacy, we’re once again putting the spotlight on these articles from the Magazine that are all about the Hollywood icon.

*Today in History: Audrey Hepburn is Born (1929)*

On this day, 83 years ago, one of Hollywood’s most beautiful and famous screen sirens and fashion icons was born. Let’s take a look back at the life and work of the legendary Audrey Hepburn in this installment of Today in History!

Photo via Listal

*Fast Facts on Audrey Hepburn*

Audrey Hepburn was considered one of the most glamorous actresses of all time. With her good looks and dainty appearance, she was also seen as a big fashion icon. Learn more about her on this edition of Fast Facts.

Photo via Eden's Jungle

*Throwback Thursday: The Four Sides of Audrey Hepburn*

See the vision of perfection that is Audrey Hepburn from all four sides… Literally.

Photo of Audrey with her son Sean, photographed by Yul Brynner

*Find a Peaceful Place: Audrey Hepburn's La Paisible*

Always a vision of beauty, elegance, and grace, Hollywood film actress and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn will also always be remembered for her simplicity and good nature. In spite of being a popular Hollywood fixture, Hepburn chose to live a quiet life all the way in La Paisible in Tolochenaz, Switzerland where she found true contentment and happiness in the company of her loved ones and enjoying the simple life.

Photo via Rare Audrey Hepburn

*My Fair Lady: Fashion & Beauty Lessons from Audrey Hepburn*

Audrey Hepburn has countless photographs that flaunt her classic style and timeless beauty, and we can only wish to look as immaculate every day. Here are some rare photos of the glamorous Hollywood star and her most iconic sartorial looks, plus the beauty secrets she told her own children.

Photo by Allan Grant via Iconic Photos on Wordpress

*Influential Photographs: Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, 1956 by Allan Grant*

Two of Hollywood’s iconic screen sirens grace the frame of this photo snapped by LIFE photographer Allan Grant. Find out more about this beautiful piece of history immortalized in film in this installment of Influential Photographs.

Photo via Unveiling Inner Beauty on Blogspot

*Audrey Hepburn's Hat Fashion*

The photos below show Audrey Hepburn wearing some remarkable and glamorous head covering. They were shot by Howell Conant and appeared in the 1950s in Bazaar Magazine.

Photo via Vintage Everyday

*Audrey Hepburn Gets Her Hair Washed While Reading a Newspaper*

The glamorous Hollywood actress keeps herself up-to-date with all the latest news despite her busy filming schedule!

Photo via This is Not Porn

*Audrey Hepburn Crosses Her Eyes While Inside What Appears to be a Broom Closet*

Even when sporting a funny face, Audrey Hepburn still managed to look pretty!

Photo via Cameras in the Media on Tumblr

*Audrey Hepburn looking classy and serious and facing against the camera-wielding Fred Astaire*

The elegant Audrey Hepburn may be playing hard to get, but Fred Astaire looks determined to get a photo of her!

Photo via Flickr

*Elegantly dressed Audrey Hepburn with a fluffy dog on her lap and looking away as William Holden looks at her*

With such a fair lady before him, no wonder William Holden looks beholden!

Photo via styleblazer

*Audrey Hepburn licks her upper lip while holding a coffee and bagel and looking through a shop window*

Audrey Hepburn was a full-blooded style icon, and this still from her film Breakfast at Tiffany’s shows that you can still be ravishing and elegant even while having your breakfast.

Photo via AnOtherMag

*Audrey Hepburn crossing a street in Rome with her Yorkshire Terrier (who didn't want to walk forward)*

The beautiful and stylish Audrey Hepburn seems to be having a hard time getting her stubborn Yorkie to cross the street!

Photo via Hulton Archive/Getty Images via Buzzfeed

*Audrey Hepburn Looking Despondently Inside the Paper Bag That Contained Her Breakfast*

It seems that Ms. Hepburn is less than pleased with the contents of her bag.

Photo by Bob Willoughby

*Audrey Hepburn Takes Her Baby Deer to the Supermarket*

This photo of Audrey Hepburn going shopping with a baby deer (fun fact: the pet’s name is Ip, short for Pippin) was taken by Bob Willoughby, who met her shortly after she arrived in Hollywood in 1953 and continued to shoot her for over a decade.

Photo via pleasurphotoroom

*Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer Sharing a Coat*

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer met at a cocktail party hosted by Gregory Peck, met again and married eight months later. In this great photo they share a coat.

Like this article? Check out the Icons in Focus and Today in History series in the Lomography magazine!

Information in this article were sourced from Wikipedia.

written by chooolss on 2014-05-05 in #lifestyle

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    timeless beauty...

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