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