25 Vintage Photos of Audrey Hepburn From the 1950s to the 1970s

Famous Italian photographer Elio Sorci captured candid images of celebrities from the 1950s and known as a pioneer in photojournalism movement. One of celebrities is Audrey Hepburn, also his friend that he shot in Rome in the late 1950s to early 1970s.

Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as both a film and fashion icon, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend from the Classical Hollywood cinema and was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.

Born in Ixelles, Brussels to an aristocratic family, Hepburn spent parts of her childhood in Belgium, England, and the Netherlands. She studied ballet with Sonia Gaskell in Amsterdam beginning in 1945, and with Marie Rambert in London from 1948. She began performing as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre productions and then had minor appearances in several films. She rose to stardom in the romantic comedy Roman Holiday (1953) alongside Gregory Peck, for which she was the first actress to win an Oscar, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award for a single performance. That year, she also won a Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play for her performance in Ondine.

She went on to star in a number of successful films such as Sabrina (1954), in which Humphrey Bogart and William Holden compete for her affection; Funny Face (1957), a musical where she sang her own parts; the drama The Nun’s Story (1959); the romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961); the thriller-romance Charade (1963), opposite Cary Grant; and the musical My Fair Lady (1964). In 1967 she starred in the thriller Wait Until Dark, receiving Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA nominations. After that, she only occasionally appeared in films, one being Robin and Marian (1976) with Sean Connery. Her last recorded performances were in the 1990 documentary television series Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement – Informational Programming.

Hepburn won three BAFTA Awards for Best British Actress in a Leading Role. In recognition of her film career, she received BAFTA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, and the Special Tony Award. She remains one of only sixteen people who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards. Later in life, Hepburn devoted much of her time to UNICEF, to which she had contributed since 1954. Between 1988 and 1992, she worked in some of the poorest communities of Africa, South America, and Asia. In December 1992, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. A month later, she died of appendiceal cancer at her home in Switzerland at the age of 63. (Wikipedia)

Audrey wears a coat by Dior and Mr.Famous during their arrival at the ‘Ciampino’ airport, Rome, January 1958.
Audrey wears a coat by Dior and Mr.Famous during their arrival at the ‘Ciampino’ airport, Rome, January 1958.
Audrey with Mr.Famous leaving from Rome’s Ciampino’s Airport, 1958.
Audrey during an interview ‘outdoor’ in Rome, July 1959.
Audrey during an interview ‘outdoor’ in Rome, July 1959.
Audrey Hepburn with Mr. Famous in Rome, December 1959.
Audrey Hepburn with Mr. Famous in Rome, December 1959.
Audrey wearing coat by Balenciaga walking with Mr. Famous in Rome, 1959.
Audrey Hepburn at the Italian premiere of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” in Rome, 1961.
Audrey Hepburn at the premiere of her latest movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” at Cinema Fiammetta in Rome on November 17, 1961.
Audrey Hepburn with Assam of Assam (her Yorkshire terrier) in Rome, November 1961.
Audrey in Givenchy coat with Mr. Famous on the Spanish Steps in Rome, March 1961.
Audrey in Givenchy coat, Cardin suit and Chanel bag in Rome, 1961
Audrey Hepburn in the outdoor area (near the pool) of a villa near Rome, July 1964.
Audrey Hepburn with her dog Assam of Assam in Rome’s downtown, November 1964.
Audrey is wearing coat by Givenchy and a Nina Ricci scarf in downtown Rome, March 1964.
Audrey wears Givenchy dress and belt, Chanel bag and her Ray-Ban sunglasses, shopping in Rome, June 1964.
Audrey Hepburn wears brown suede skirt and jacket by Yves Saint Laurent, Rome, 1968.
Audrey in Givenchy and Chanel shoes in downtown of Rome, June 1968.
Lovely Audrey in two-piece suit and blouse by Givenchy and shoes by René Mancini for Chanel in Rome, March 1968.
Audrey Hepburn with Doris Kleiner (Yul Brynner’s former wife) in Rome (Italy), June 1969.
Audrey Hepburn with her son Sean Ferrer in Rome, February 1969.
Audrey wears creation of YSL, entering her car after leaving the Ópera, Rome, January 1969.
Audrey Hepburn in downtown Rome, December 1970.
Audrey Hepburn walks on street in Rome, November 1970.

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