Audrey Hepburn photographed by Richard Avedon, New York, December 18, 1953.
“The first thing I saw when I came to America was the Statue of Liberty. The second—Richard Avedon,” -Audrey Hepburn
Audrey photographed at Ealing Studios in London.
audrey hepburn reading her favourite poem “time tested beauty tips” by sam levensonTime Tested Beauty TipsThe following was written by the late educator-humorist Sam Levinson for his grandchild and read by Audrey Hepburn on Christmas Eve, 1992. It was also used by Ms. Hepburn on occasion when she was asked for beauty tips. [From Audrey Hepburn by Barry Paris, 1996, Putnam]
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.Sam LevensonContrary to what some may think, Audrey Hepburn did not write this beautiful poem, Sam Levenson did. Levenson wrote “Time Tested Beauty Tips” for his grandchild, and it just so happened to be one of Audrey’s favorite poems. She read it to her children on the very last Christmas Eve she spent with us here on Earth.
“There is no doubt that the princess did become a queen—-not only on the screen. One of the most loved, one of the most skillful, one of the most intelligent, one of the most sensitive, charming actresses—-and friends, in my life—-but also in the later stages of her life, the UNICEF ambassador to the children of the world. The generosity, sensitivity, the nobility of her service to the children of the world and the mothers of the world will never be forgotten.” ― Gregory Peck
Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant pose on the streets of Paris during the filming of Charade, 1963.
Charade, starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, was released 50 years ago today on December 5, 1963.
Audrey waves at the camera as she sledges down in the snow in the early 1950s.
I’m loving these winter/Christmas themed star pictures - lots more to come over the holiday season!
There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.
Audrey Hepburn and Rosemary Clooney at Paramount Studios, 1954.
audrey hepburn reading her favourite poem “time tested beauty tips” by sam levenson