Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Audrey Hepburn Week - Audrey's Movies

Today is Movie day of Audrey Hepburn week so I will be posting about some of Audrey's best movies.

Audrey Hepburn was in 26 movies over the course of her  acting career. Her first role was as a  hotel receptionist in One Wild Oat in 1951 and her last was as Hap in Always in 1989. Audrey's break to fame came in the 1953 movie Roman Holiday when she played Princess Ann. After filming, Gregory Peck informed the producers that, as Audrey Hepburn was certainly going to win an Oscar (for this, her first major role), they had better put her name above the title. They did and she did.

Audrey Hepburn's most iconic role was as Holly Golightly in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's. Audrey was nominated for an Oscar in the role but missed out to Sophia Loren who won for her role in Two Women.

Audrey's Movie Roles:

1951 One Wild Oat Hotel receptionist
1951 Young Wives' Tale Eve Lester
1951 Laughter in Paradise Frieda, cigarette girl
1951 The Lavender Hill Mob Chiquita
1952 The Secret People Nora Brentano
1952 Monte Carlo Baby Linda Farell
1953 Roman Holiday Princess Ann
1954 Sabrina Sabrina Fairchild
1956 War and Peace Natasha Rostova
1957 Love in the Afternoon Ariane Chavasse / Thin Girl
1957 Funny Face Jo Stockton
1959 Green Mansions Rima
1959 The Nun's Story Sister Luke (Gabrielle van der Mal)
1960 The Unforgiven Rachel Zachary
1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's Holly Golightly
1961 The Children's Hour Karen Wright
1963 Charade Regina "Reggie" Lampert
1964 Paris When It Sizzles Gabrielle Simpson / Gaby
1964 My Fair Lady Eliza Doolittle
1966 How to Steal a Million Nicole Bonnet
1967 Two for the Road Joanna Wallace
1967 Wait Until Dark Susy Hendrix
1976 Robin and Marian Lady Marian
1979 Bloodline Elizabeth Roffe
1981 They All Laughed Angela Niotes
1989 Always Hap


  1. As you might be able to tell by my username...I am a wee bit obsessed with Miss Hepburn (I also have a daughter named Audrey). The first Audrey movie I saw was Funny Face and it is still right up there as a favourite, but my all time favourite would have to be Sabrina....followed by Love in the Afternoon. Love her so much.

    1. Aww I love that name for a little girl! The first Audrey movie I saw was Breakfast at Tiffany's (as with most people probably) but I think my favourite is probably Roman Holiday. It's a hard call though! x