11 Iconic Audrey Hepburn Photos Every Fan Must See

Photo: Courtesy National Portrait Gallery.
Will the world ever tire of admiring Audrey Hepburn's grace, beauty, and elegance? Not on our watch — and not if the National Portrait Gallery has anything to say about it. 

The London institution will be launching a tribute to the screen legend this summer, nearly two months after what would have been her 86th birthday. Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon will run from 2 July to 18 October 2015, featuring images of the actress and humanitarian from a toast of prominent photographers, including Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn, and Norman Parkinson.

More than 60 images will be on display, with film stills, magazine covers, and other archival material also on view. Destined to be the city's most stylish exhibit of the summer, the event is being produced with support from the Audrey Hepburn Estate and the star's two sons. 

We're not saying you have to show up to the museum in a little black Givenchy dress, but it wouldn't go amiss. Just don't go with a cup of coffee and a pastry in a paper bag. This may be all about Audrey, but it's not that kind of place. 
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Photo: Manon van Suchtelen/©Reserved.
A star is born: A preteen Hepburn preens for her dance recital in this 1942 image shot by Manon van Suchtelen.
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Photo: Courtesy National Portrait Gallery London.
Angus McBean captured the 21-year-old actress in October 1950, a year before she played the lead in the Broadway production of Gigi.
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Photo: Paramount Pictures/National Portrait Gallery London.
A 1953 costume test on the set of Sabrina, the Paramount Pictures classic for which Hepburn earned an Oscar nomination.
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Photo: Bud Fraker/Paramount Pictures/National Portrait Gallery London.
Bud Fraker shot Hepburn for another Sabrina publicity photo.
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Photo: ©Philipe Halsman.
Hepburn poses in pink for a 1954 LIFE magazine shoot with Philippe Halsman.
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Photo: The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s.
Hepburn posed for famed lensman Cecil Beaton in 1954.
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Photo: ©Reserved.
A 1955 photo session with Antony Beauchamp is featured in the exhibit.
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Photo: Norman Parkinson Ltd/Courtesy Norman Parkinson Archive.
In 1955, acclaimed fashion photographer Norman Parkinson captured Hepburn wearing a pink frock from her favourite label, Givenchy.
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Photo: ©Leo Fuchs.
Hepburn on location in Africa for The Nun's Story in 1958, shot by Leo Fuchs.
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Photo: The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s.
Hepburn and Beaton reunited in 1960 for this elegant shoot set in Rome.
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Photo: Howell Conant/Jours de France/National Portrait Gallery London.
Photographed by Howell Conant, Hepburn posed in character as Holly Golightly alongside "Cat" for the 27 January 1962 issue of Jours de France.