Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon

The silver screen goddess comes to life in a much-awaited exhibition in London.

The National Portrait Gallery in London will display images of yesteryears heartthrob star Audrey Hepburn from 2 July – 18 October, 2015. The exhibition marks 65 years since Audrey Hepburn made her debut on the London stage. That very site is today occupied by the National Portrait Gallery archive.

The exhibition brings together iconic portraits by famed photographers like Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Angus McBean, Irving Penn, Norman Parkinson and many more together with intimate and unseen personal photos from Hepburn’s family collection. Her life on and off screen is charted in detail. Childhood photos belie the horrors she endured growing up in Belgium and Holland, while some capture her in ballerina mode and on her first modeling assignment.

Many of the portraits feature Hepburn in her iconic characters from films such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s in which she played the character of Holly Golightly. It also follows her work after films. Fluent in English, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, and German Hepburn was the ideal humanitarian worker. In the 1980s she dedicated herself to the cause of UNICEF, and traveled to distant and disadvantaged areas of the world in her mission to support aid projects. Some of these rare and incredible photos are also on display.

This chance to gain an insight into this selfless beauty’s life is a rare opportunity and should not be missed!

 

Quotes:

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.”
“Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.”

“I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people’s minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.”

 

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