30 Must-See Photos Of Audrey Hepburn

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Volumes upon volumes could be written about all the ways that Hollywood is not what it used to be. Some of those changes are great, others (57 different Spider-mans), not so much. But one thing we can all agree on is that the Old Hollywood glamour of the '50s and '60s is dead and gone. And what actress epitomized that je ne sais quoi better than Audrey Hepburn? The icon starred in dozens of films throughout her career, many of them still regarded as among the best cinema has to offer — Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Sabrina (1954), Charade (1963) and Funny Face (1957) among them.
But the charisma that the Belgian born star channeled through the camera with was just as evident off the big screen. The timeless beauty and fashion icon (hello, LBD) radiated a grace, elegance, self-awareness, charm and confidence unlike any other celebrity, living or dead. Oh, and the woman had style. So in honor of what would be the actress' 87th birthday on May 4, here are 30 photos that are the essence of Old Hollywood movie star glamour.
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With her knowing smile, she's basically the Mona Lisa of the 20th century.


Undated portrait from the 1950s
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Notice how she's holding the dogs like they're the royal horse carriage? Bet that came naturally.

Publicity still for Sabrina (1954)
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The headscarf, the hair, the eyelashes, the glass, the gloves... We love everything about this.


Publicity still for Charade, (1963)
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Here she is in a bedazzled head wrap and giant studs — but what catches my eye are her ridiculously well-shaped eyebrows


Publicity still for Sabrina (1954)
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Just having a custom Givenchy fitting, it's casual.


At a Givenchy fitting in Rome, 1959
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Captivating with or without all the frills.


1953 portrait
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Shades, pearls, and headgear we'd describe as sailor-bucket hat never looked so good.


Paris, July 1962
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Her face was simply stunning.


Publicity still for Sabrina (1954)
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Unwittingly kicking off the big-star, small dog craze.


Undated publicity still
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Just casually chilling against a marble pillar like movie stars do.


Publicity still for
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
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Sheathed in silk and surrounded by flowers, as she should be.


Circa 1955
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The actress got to play the royalty she always was in her iconic role as Princess Ann in charming rom-com Roman Holiday (1954).
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Back when celebrities getting in and out of cars was glamorous, not a crotch-shot opportunity.


At Idlewild (Now JFK) Airport, 1953.
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Silk brocade, a fur wrap and elegant hairdo. Look at this guy trying to get someone to notice him.


At the Hollywood premiere of My Fairy Lady (1964) with co-star Rex Harrison
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Lounging like a Vogue model on a friend's boat in Switzerland, because movie stars vacation on Swiss lakes, not the Caribbean.


Early 1950s.
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Oh wait, she was a Vogue model. This was the moment women around the globe realized they needed an over-sized zebra print beret in their wardrobe.


Vogue, 1964
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Ravishing in red, and rocking those glamorous white gloves.

On the Daru Staircase at the Louvre in Paris, in Funny Face (1957)
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This, ladies and gents, is hole-in-one.


Undated
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A hat that large with a sash that giant is not an easy look to pull off — but she does.


Publicity still for Breakfast At Tiffany's (1960)
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Simply beaming perfection.


Undated portrait
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Audrey understood that sometimes, less is more.


Undated paparazzi shot from the 1950s.
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Princess-like in a strapless tulle gown and opera gloves.

At the premiere of As Long As They Are Happy at the Odeon Leicester Square Theatre on March 10, 1955.
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Who today could pull off a hat quite like this one? (Also: those earrings)

Publicity still for
Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
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Elegant per usual in this Breakfast at Tiffany's shot in 1961.
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Now that's how you do décolletage.


Publicity still for
Roman Holiday (1953) in Rome, Italy
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Could anybody else make this hat look positively effortless?


Publicity still for
Funny Face (1956) in Paris
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True movie stars win Oscars. Hepburn won hers for playing Princess Ann in Roman Holiday (1954).


At the 26th Academy Awards in New York City.
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Wrapping yourself in lavish snow-white fur was not unusual in Old Hollywood.


Still from Love in the Afternoon (1957)
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Glamorous movie-stars travel by boat and arrive in style. Here she is debarking the grand Queen Mary .


New York, 1951
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A goddess in chandelier earrings and a tailored velvet dress.


At a film premiere, 1951
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