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.
Audrey Hepburn was born in Brussels in 1929 to a Dutch mother and British father. She had quite a difficult childhood as she was sent to a boarding school in England at the age of 5 and a year later, her father walked out on their family. After the first World War, Hepburn moved to Amsterdam where she enrolled in ballet lessons. After some years, she travelled to London to further pursue her ballet education. Fast forward to a few years later, she was spotted by a talent scout and that paved the way for her to get some minor film roles. Fast forward to a few years later, when she was spotted by a talent scout, paving the way for some minor film roles.
Audrey Hepburn became a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF in 1988.
As a child, she dreamt of being a prima ballerina.
She was a trained dental assistant before she was an actress.
Audrey Hepburn was a distant relative of King George III of England.
Audrey Hepburn was fluent in 5 languages: English, Spanish, French, Dutch, and Italian.
She had always been conscious of her feet, which were size 10.
In her biography, it said that she told herself that she would never go over 103 lbs. unless the weight gain was due to pregnancy. She was able to maintain this goal.
In 1990, a breed of Tulip was named after her.
Audrey Hepburn won an Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy, and a Grammy. She is one of few entertainers who have won all 4 major entertainment awards.
Hubert de Givenchy of The House of Givenchy made the perfume L’Interdit for Audrey Hepburn’s personal use. She was the only one who used the perfume for a couple of years until it was finally released to the public in the 1960’s.
We’re fizzing with excitement to introduce our latest Kickstarter project: the Lomo’Instant Square. We’re talking about the world’s first analogue camera to produce square-format Instax pictures. It features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos, an advanced automatic mode that takes care of exposure, all of Lomography’s signature creative features — and a compact, foldable design. The Lomo’Instant Square has launched on Kickstarter. Come join the fun and back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on the planned retail price, and scoop all sorts of extra treats. Be sure to snatch up the deals before they run out. Be there and be square!
Introducing the Lomography Simple Use Film Camera. Forget fiddling with film and settings: this is analogue madness at your disposal, loaded and ready to shoot. Pocket-sized, equipped with a flash, and available in three different films! Get the 3 pack bundle and save 5%!
Since "Breathless", French filmmaker and father of the French New Wave era have left icon after icon all over the culture of cinema. To reflect the era of the 60's, he used bold, contrasting colors consistently all throughout his filmography.
Ansel Adams' western American landscapes will always be the iconic photographic representation of early America, hence so many other photographers he influenced gave their own visual attempts of canyons and valleys in the West Coast. Here we have a rare, early preview of 19th century East America.
Sometimes it's not the street photographer who finds the signs and symbols during a street grind; sometimes, it's the city who finds you, and it's calling out, beckoning to be photographed through the subtlest of words. Let the Lomo'Instant Square guide your fingers to the written words.
Think it's difficult to use color infrared film? Think again! Michael Raso of the Film Photography Project tells us how he hacked our Simple Use Camera and made it simply perfect for the usage of color infrared film!
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Happy 25th anniversary, Lomography! What better way to celebrate this milestone than with a quick chat with our most iconic members! This time, we visit Lawrence Chiam aka Lawypop for a trip down memory lane.