"I look up as I’m driving and there she is, staring at me from a sign above the road. I see her on the cover of magazines and in ads for the Academy Awards. I hear her voice suddenly coming to me from another room when I’m taking a shower and the television has been left on.
For me, it’s not the voice of an actress. What I hear is the woman who nursed me through ear infections or told me stories when I was young. It’s very unnerving sometimes.”
Sean Hepburn-Ferrer about his mother in his interview with Michael Shelden
Frank Sinatra in London, c. 1950s
Elizabeth Taylor photographed by J.R. Eyerman, 1949.
Hair test for War and Peace, 1956
… There is a vast difference in the attitudes of a man with a gun in his hand and that of one without a gun in his hand. When a man doesn’t have a gun in his hand, or a woman for the matter, he or she tries harder to use his or her mind, a sense of compassion, and her intelligence to work out a solution. But if you put a gun into that person’s hand, the gun is always there to use, so that the urge to depend more on intellectual considerations, the urge to exercise one’s intelligence and compassion more becomes that much less.
"What is needed in order to really become a star is an extra element which God gives you or doesn’t give you. You’re born with it. you cannot learn it. God kissed Audrey Hepburn on the cheek and there she was." Billy Wilder
When someone calls me attractive
Audrey,after UNISEF press conference ,1992
Lookin like the superhero she is
Audrey Hepburn with Anne Frank’s father, Otto Frank and his second wife Fritzi, Bürgenstock, Switzerland, 1957.
“Anne Frank and I were born in the same year, lived in the same country, experienced the same war, except she was locked up and I was on the outside. Reading her diary was like reading my own experiences from her point of view. I was quite destroyed by it… It was in a different corner of Holland, but all the events I experienced were so incredibly accurately described by her—not just what was going on on the outside, but what was going on on the inside of a young girl starting to be a woman…all in a cage. She expressed the claustrophobia, but transcends it through her love of nature, her awareness of humanity and her love—real love—of life.” - Audrey Hepburn speaks about Anne Frank.
Henri Cartier-Bresson. Queen Charlotte’s Ball, London, 1959.