Happy Birthday Audrey!

Today marks the 83rd birthday of one Audrey Hepburn.

During my early years of becoming a classic film obsessive, for me, Audrey Hepburn became (and remains) the embodiment of old-school Hollywood grace and glamour. I made it a point to watch just about everything that she was in.

Off-camera I admired her big heart and her deeds that matched her generosity.

So in a sort ‘tribute’ to her life and career, I would like to list my favorite 5 6 performances (in no particular order).

Breakfast At Tiffany’s – While I do have some problems with the film, her performance in it is absolutely fantastic. And her style … flawless. I especially love the blonde streaks in her hair.

 

Wait Until Dark  – I have previously waxed poetic about this film so I will not go into too many details. But let’s just say it is one intense and well – played film.

 

Roman Holiday  – Well this one is on the list, just because of the classic that it is. Goodness all around; the ingénue at her most ingénue.

 

Funny Face  – It’ Paris in the springtime and it is also a bunch of singing and dancing; what’s not to love. Another display of Hepburn’s trademark style.

 

The Nun’s Story  – A well-paced, subdued performance marks a film with a final scene that remains indelibly etched in my cinematic memory.

 

My Fair Lady  – I just love the music, even if she is not singing.

 

Honorable Mentions: The Children’s Hour, Sabrina

 

Learn more about her career and her life by visiting her Official Website. And be sure to catch TCM today for their birthday tribute marathon to her.

 

Comments

  1. Happy Birthday dear Audrey!! One of my first Hollywood films I saw was My Fair Lady, so that holds a special place in my heart. It’s definitely my top 3 Audrey films, along w/ Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I still have to see Wait until Dark.
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  2. Lovely post! I adore the first picture, she looks so happy and beautiful. Today is a good day to rewatch Breakfest at Tiffany’s.
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  3. Jack Deth says:

    Hi, iluv and company:

    Excellent topic and Birthday wishes!

    Ms. Hepburn always struck me as cinema’s perfect gamine little princess. Capturing that essence in many films with superb poise and exceptional timing. When not using her eyes and facial expressions speak silent volumes. Until her bravura role in ‘Wait Until Dark’, which opened up a whole new arena for this superb actress’s untapped talents.

  4. Is that top image really Audrey – it looks like it could have been taken yesterday. What a gorgeous woman – both in her obvious beauty and her dedication to making the world a better place. A wonderful woman.
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  5. If I could go back in time and successful woo and marry any celebrity, it’d be Audrey. No one has ever been so gorgeous and adorable, plus she was smart, kind and a humanitarian.

    Top performance, though, would have to be TWO FOR THE ROAD, and second would be CHARADE. Not even an honorable mention for either?
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  6. I’m sorry I missed her birthday. She is my daughter’s favorite actress and I think that shows that my daughter has excellent taste. I have an urge to watch Roman Holiday again.

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