We love her funny face! Audrey Hepburn has long been associated with her sophisticated demeanor and her roles in some of Hollywood’s greatest classics. Films like My Fair Lady, Roman Holiday, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s were elevated by her stage presence and poise. Her elegant reputation and incredible talent has made her a popular figure at auction as our recent selling prices can show.
Signed photographs have been a hit with our buyers, such as this black and white portrait of Hepburn inscribed to director King Vidor. Vidor directed Hepburn in the 1956 film War and Peace based on Leo Tolstoy’s novel of the same name. Hepburn starred as leading lady Natasha Rostova, a role that would earn her a Golden Globe nomination. The photograph’s inscription reads “For my King, with love and and love, Audrey.”
Personal items belonging to Hepburn such as this heartfelt letter to her stepmother Fidelma Hepburn have also garnered interest from enthusiastic buyers. This somber letter provides a glimpse into the mindset of the iconic actress during an emotional time in her life. “In the letter, Hepburn laments the end of her second marriage to Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti. She also writes of her holiday with her son Luca, and the condition of her frail, ageing mother,” according to The Irish Times. She writes, “I am in the middle of the divorce, all so sad and wearing, how I prayed it would never come to this! Now I long for it all to be over.” Despite her melancholy, Hepburn is still optimistic, writing, “I can understand how sad and empty you must feel, yet so much love and happiness to look back on.”
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