Audrey Hepburn is Pretty on Pinterest

The theme for Pretty on Pinterest this week is Your Favourite Icon. At first I had a hard time coming up with a particular favourite to focus on but then I decided that I really couldn't go wrong with a classic like Audrey Hepburn!

I just love Audrey Hepburn and even though she didn't consider herself an icon I think she definitely fits into that category.

"I am not beautiful. My mother once called me the ugly duckling. But listed seperately, I have a few good features." -Audrey Hepburn

-Audrey Hepburn in 1964, during the making of My Fair Lady

"I lack self-confidence. I don't know whether I shall ever get it. Perhaps it is better to be unsure of your self, as I am. But it is very tiring." - Audrey Hepburn

"I never expected to be a star, never counted on it, never even wanted it. Not that I didn't enjoy it all when it happened." - Audrey Hepburn

-Audrey Hepburn in her very first publicity shoot for Paramount Studios in 1953.

-Audrey Hepburn aged 20. Photo by Antony Beauchamp, 1949.

-Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer at the Lido Nightclub in Paris, France. December 19, 1955

-Audrey Hepburn in the Belgian Congo for the filming of The Nun’s Story.  Photograph by Leo Fuchs, 1958.

-Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady - 1964

-1957: A publicity still of Audrey Hepburn as Ariane Chavasse in Love In The Afternoon.

“I never thought I’d land in pictures with a face like mine.” – Audrey Hepburn

"It was my good luck during that wonderful summer in Rome, to be the first of her screen fellows, to hold out my hand, and help her keep her balance as she did her spins and pirouettes. Those months were probably the happiest experience I ever had making movies." - Gregory Peck, on working with Audrey during Roman Holiday, 1953.

-Connery and Hepburn 1976

-1987, Audrey Hepburn and Sean Connery

-Audrey Hepburn spent most of her later years doing philanthropic work with UNICEF

-Audrey Hepburn on the set of Paris When it Sizzles. Photograph by Bob Willoughby, 1962.

-1985: Audrey Hepburn in Paris

-Audrey Hepburn in 1991

-Audrey Hepburn & Cary Grant.

"‘Cary and I had never met before we did Charade, so we were all in Paris, about to have dinner at some terribly smart bistro. As it was early spring, Cary, who always dressed impeccably, was wearing an exquisite light tan suit. I know I was thrilled to meet him, and I must have been terribly excited, because not ten seconds after we started chatting I made some gesture with my hand and managed to knock an entire bottle of red wine all over poor Cary and his beautiful suit.

He remained cool, I on the other hand, was horrified. Here we’d only just been introduced! If somehow I could have managed to crawl under the table and escape without ever having to see him again, I happily would have. Instead, I attempted my best under the circumstances. I apologized and apologized… while Cary, still dripping wine, nonchalantly removed his jacket and pretended, very convincingly, that the stain would simply go away.’ - Audrey Hepburn, on meeting Cary Grant.

Grant responded to the small mishap gallantly - the next day he sent over a tin of caviar and a card telling Audrey not to worry about the suit." 


-“There is more to sex appeal than just measurements.” - Audrey Hepburn

Town and Country May 2003 Special Issue: Audrey Hepburn A Loving Look

"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough." - Audrey Hepburn

"I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles." ~Audrey Hepburn

-John Isaac, a UNICEF photographer, took this photo during Audrey’s first field mission to Ethiopia, in 1988.

Audrey Hepburn is a true classic in my books! Who is one of your favourite icons? 

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