I saw this 31 Days of Audrey Hepburn challenge floating around Tumblr and figured I’d do it and give you all an insight into my Audrey Hepburn-obsessed mind.
Without further ado:
Day 1. Favourite Audrey Hepburn film
My absolute favourite Audrey Hepburn movie is Two for the Road, but How to Steal a Million and Roman Holiday are close seconds.
Day 2. Favourite character in film
Nicole Bonet. She’s a socialite who lives in Paris, wears the most chic clothes, and has Peter O’Toole committing grand larceny to keep her family secret safe. Why doesn’t everyone want to be her?
Day 3. Favourite male co-star
God, the chemistry between Audrey and Peter O’Toole is some of the most believable chemistry in film. Also, every behind the scenes candid makes it look like it was a blast to be on that set.
Day 4. Favourite photographer
I like the simplicity of Richard Avedon’s photos of Audrey.
Day 5. Favourite director
William Wyler helped create her in Roman Holiday and then directed her in another of my favourites, How to Steal a Million. Stanley Donen (Funny Face, Charade, Two for the Road) is a close second.
Day 6. Favourite photoshoot(s)
I adore her Harper’s Bazaar photoshoots.
Day 7. Favourite quote
This is advice I carry with me and I even have it on my office bulletin board. What’s the point of life if you’re not happy in it?
Day 8. Favourite fashion accessory
Mr. Famous, of course!
Day 9. Favourite outfits in film
If anyone wants to buy me the ultimate present, give me the wardrobe from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The colours, the styles, the glam…
Day 10. Favourite candids
There’s just something about this picture that I absolutely love. The relaxed posture, the sly smile, the mug, even the clothes she’s wearing.
Day 11. Favourite quote(s) about Audrey
Basically anything Hubert de Givenchy ever said or ever will say about Audrey Hepburn is absolutely beautiful.
Day 12. Favourite appearence(s)
Audrey at her first Oscars on March 25, 1954. Some actresses wait a lifetime to get an Oscar but Audrey won her’s for her first major role, and her dress has been voted the Best Oscar Dress of all time. This is an iconic appearance and that’s why it’s my favourite.
Day 13. Favourite picture of Audrey as a child
I just love that wide grin.
Day 14. Favourite picture of Audrey with a pet
This isn’t to say that I don’t love Mr. Famous or Assam, or any of her numerous Jack Russell Terriers, but seriously. Who else could own a deer but Audrey and not seem totally crazy for doing it?
Day 15. Favourite magazine cover(s)
I love that deep green on Audrey and the simple makeup she’s wearing.
Day 16. Someone you wish had co-starred with Audrey in a film
I can only imagine how wonderful a Hitchcock thriller starring Audrey and Jimmy Stewart would’ve been.
Day 17. An Audrey role you think should’ve granted her the Best Actress Academy Awards, among those she was nominated for or not.
The fact that Audrey wasn’t even nominated for Two for the Road is a glaring mistake on the Academy’s part. This was her most honest work and they chose to nominate her for Wait Until Dark instead?
Day 18. Favourite female co-star
How glamorous is Patricia Neal in Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
Day 19. Favourite picture of Audrey with Sean
Audrey and her son Sean at his christening. The absolute joy on Audrey’s face at finally being a mother is evident in most pictures of her with newborn Sean, but this is such a simple yet meaningful picture.
Day 20. Favourite picture of Audrey with Luca
It’s just such a funny picture — Audrey reading a comic book with her son.
Day 21. Favourite picture(s) of Audrey working for UNICEF
The compassion Audrey showed for children in need is awe-inspiring.
Day 22. Favourite picture of Audrey with Mel
So young and carefree.
Day 23. Favourite picture of Audrey with Andrea
The joy on Audrey’s face on her wedding day makes this my favourite picture of her and Andrea Dotti.
Day 24. Favourite picture of Audrey with Robert
Robbie was so good for Audrey.
Day 25. Favourite picture of Audrey during her elder years
Audrey aged so gracefully. She’s a model for embracing who you are and allowing yourself to age.
Day 26. Favourite affair Audrey had
Not that I condone adultery, but it’s been said that Audrey was never happier on a movie set than with Albert Finney.
Day 27. Favourite friendship
I love the friendship between Audrey and Connie Wald. Connie used to call Audrey “Ruby” and the two would argue over who was going to do the dishes.
More than any one specific friend, I love how Audrey had “normal” friends away from Hollywood and didn’t surround herself with fake people.
Day 28. Audrey Hepburn through your favorite decade
Audrey in the ’60s is glamorous, chic, and cool. I want to be Audrey in the ’60s.
Day 29. Favourite picture of Audrey smoking
I don’t condone smoking so I went with a picture that would’ve looked more elegant if there hadn’t been a cigarette in it.
Day 30. Favourite photograph book/biography about Audrey Hepburn
For my money, this is a beautiful book about a son’s remembrances of his mother. It’s at the top of my list whenever Audrey fans ask me for recommendations.
Day 31. Favourite picture(s) of Audrey Hepburn dancing
I love this because of the story behind it — it was Audrey’s dream growing up to dance with Fred Astaire, and she finally got the chance.
All images found via Pinterest or Google Images. I own none of them.