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Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn [3]


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Born:May 4, 1929
Died:January 20, 1993 (63)
Filmography Rating:7.36 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.83 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.50 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:91.07%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Sabrina [1954](25) => Sabrina Fairchild
Breakfast at Tiffany's [1961](32) => Holly Golightly
My Fair Lady [1964](35) => Eliza Doolittle

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Breakfast at Tiffany's [1961]
  • Author Truman Capote envisioned Marilyn Monroe in the part of Holly Golightly. Monroe was originally cast as Golightly, but her drama coach, [?] Lee Strasberg, told her that playing a call-girl was not good for her image. The film went on to be a huge success, with Monroe's replacement Audrey Hepburn receiving Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Actress.
  • Audrey Hepburn hated Danish pastries, making filming the famous opening scene a bit of a chore for her.
  • Although not visible on camera, hundreds of onlookers watched Audrey Hepburn's window-shopping scene at the start of the film. This made her nervous and she kept making mistakes. It wasn't until a crew member nearly got electrocuted behind the camera that she pulled herself together and finished the scene.
  • Audrey Hepburn said the scene where she throws Cat into the rainy street was the most distasteful thing she ever had to do on film.
  • Elements of Holly's character in the original novel, such as her flirtation with bisexuality, were omitted to make the part more suitable for Audrey Hepburn.
  • The movie was shot only three months after the birth of Audrey Hepburn's first son, [?] Sean H. Ferrer.
  • George Peppard was a student of Method acting, a style Audrey Hepburn found difficult to work with. Nonetheless, the two actors remained close friends until her death.
  • Audrey Hepburn felt that she was miscast as Holly Golightly in this film, although it was one of her most popular roles.
  • The song "Moon River" was written especially for Audrey Hepburn, since she had no training as a singer. The vocals were written to be sung in only one octave.
    My Fair Lady [1964]
  • In her 2004 autobiography "Tis Herself", Maureen O'Hara claimed that [?] Jack L. Warner asked her to dub Audrey Hepburn's singing voice in the film.
  • Audrey Hepburn announced the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy to the devastated cast and crew immediately after filming the number "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" on the Covent Garden set on 22 November 1963.
    Sabrina [1954]
  • This was the second film in a row where Audrey Hepburn gets her hair cut as a symbol of maturity. The first was in Roman Holiday. It is also the first of four films in a row where she'd play a character romantically linked with a man old enough to be her father.
  • Co-stars Audrey Hepburn and William Holden fell in love during the making of this film, but Hepburn broke off the relationship on learning that Holden could not have children.
  • [?] Hubert de Givenchy originally thought he would be providing wardrobe for [?] Katharine Hepburn, as he had never heard of Audrey Hepburn before they were introduced.
  • During production Billy Wilder was continuously working on the script. One day he asked Audrey Hepburn to feign illness so he would have enough time to finish the scene to be shot.
    The Ten Commandments [1956]
  • Audrey Hepburn was originally slated for the role of "Nefretiri". Cecil B. DeMille reluctantly decided to pass on her after it was judged that she was too "slender" (i.e., flat-chested). Anne Baxter, who was eventually cast in the role, had originally been a contender for the role of "Sephora."
    The Sound of Music [1965]
  • The main reason the film was not shown inside Germanic Europe is because of the serious historical inaccuracy to both the Anschluß of Austria and the Nazi Party being portrayed inaccurately, just in general. Even before it came out, Hedy Lamarr warned the studio not to show it inside Germanic Europe, because she knew how the men, especially, would react, but the studio executives laughed her off. Several other famous Germanic Europeans also did not take kindly to the film, becoming quite vocal, including: Peter Lorre, who had seen the Broadway play, [?] Marlene Dietrich, Eva Gabor, Billy Wilder, Audrey Hepburn, [?] Werner Klemperer, [?] John Banner, [?] Fritz Lang, [?] Karl Freund, [?] Robert Clary and [?] Erich Pommer. It is what caused the studio to pull the film from cinemas six months before they intended to, causing them to actually lose money on its first release. It was not until the late 1970s when the film would actually break even.
    Sleeping Beauty [1959]
  • Princess Aurora's long, thin, willowy body shape was inspired by that of Audrey Hepburn.