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insanity-and-vanity:

Audrey Hepburn in hair test shots for War and Peace (1955)


"I’ve never seen anybody change so much in front of a camera as Audrey. In life, you’d think ‘How is she going to get through the day or even the hour?’ Her hands were shaking, she’s smoking too much, she’s worried, she’s being kind of desperately nice to everybody, she’s so fragile… But between the time she stepped in front of the camera and you said ‘Action!’, something happened. She pulled it together. A kind of strength through vulnerability - strength like an iron butterfly… The performance was true, never weak, always strong and clear. It was an amazing thing to watch, this professional completely in charge of her instrument without even thinking about it. I think it was all second nature." 
Peter Bogdanovich

"I’ve never seen anybody change so much in front of a camera as Audrey. In life, you’d think ‘How is she going to get through the day or even the hour?’ Her hands were shaking, she’s smoking too much, she’s worried, she’s being kind of desperately nice to everybody, she’s so fragile… But between the time she stepped in front of the camera and you said ‘Action!’, something happened. She pulled it together. A kind of strength through vulnerability - strength like an iron butterfly… The performance was true, never weak, always strong and clear. It was an amazing thing to watch, this professional completely in charge of her instrument without even thinking about it. I think it was all second nature." 

Peter Bogdanovich


Audrey Hepburn’s 85 Anniversary (4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993).

Audrey Hepburn’s 85 Anniversary (4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993).

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

Happy Birthday Audrey Hepburn! (4 May 1929 - 20 January 1993)

Audrey Hepburn by Mark Shaw, 1953.

tinasinatra:

Contact sheets of Howell Conant’s photographs of Audrey Hepburn for Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Audrey Hepburn by Norman Parkinson for Vogue, 1955

Audrey Hepburn by Norman Parkinson for Vogue, 1955


Audrey Hepburn by Wallace Seawell, 1959

Audrey Hepburn by Wallace Seawell, 1959


Audrey Hepburn by Wallace Seawell, 1959

Audrey Hepburn by Wallace Seawell, 1959


Audrey Hepburn photographed by Mark Shaw, 1954

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Mark Shaw, 1954


Audrey Hepburn by Jack Cardiff
Audrey Hepburn by Jack Cardiff

“I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.”
- Audrey Hepburn (via pussyisdead)