HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUDREY HEPBURN
May 4, 1929
“I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.”
Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday”, 1953.
“If you will try raising your upper lip, you might, at least, create the illusion of a smile.”
- Paris When It Sizzles (1964)
Hepburn did not waste time holding on to youth. ”She was always a little bit surprised by the efforts women made to look young,” remembers [her son] Luca. ”She was actually very happy about growing older because it meant more time for herself, more time for her family, and separation from the frenzy of youth and beauty that is Hollywood.” (Audrey’s Dolce Vita - Vanity Fair 2013.)
Audrey Hepburn uses Fred Astaire’s back to sign an autograph in Paris during the production of Funny Face