Audrey Hepburn was one of those celebrities who you couldn’t help but love. Apart from being insanely talented and poised, she was a great humanitarian and a wonderful human being. She was a woman of many skills – she studied ballet, she acted, and she sang and performed in musical theater.
Her first breakout role was as the titular character of Gigi, a Broadway play, no less. After that, Audrey rose to worldwide fame and recognition. She was loved by the audience as well as film critics. In fact, in 1999, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend in the golden era of Hollywood.
Nearly every movie Audrey ever made has become an instant classic. Starting with the romantic comedy When in Rome, where she stars alongside Gregory Peck, to the romance thriller Charade with Cary Grant, then, the musicals My Fair Lady and Funny Face, the latter of which proved that she was a major fashion icon, and, the movie everyone knows her by, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which cemented her multifaceted status.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is many people’s favorite movie, including me. One of my beloved scenes is when Holly and Paul go around the stores in New York having fun, and I especially like the scene when Paul visits her before she is set to leave for Brazil, and she’s trying to cook him a nice dinner, but she fails because her pressure cooker explodes. I often feel that way when I’m in the kitchen using my pressure cooker from Appliances Reviewed, especially when it starts to make noises. I feel like a less stylish version of Holly with a slightly upgraded kitchen appliance.
But, back to Audrey. Her status as a fashion icon is still prominent in the fashion world, she was a major influence. The little black dress she wears in Breakfast at Tiffany’s has become a recommended staple for every woman’s wardrobe. Actually, one interesting fact about the movie is that in the beginning, Marilyn Monroe was considered for the part, and in addition, Truman Capote, whose book the film was based on, disliked the casting of Audrey.
She was never a diva, even though she was a high-profile celebrity and a movie star. She was also a talented actress, and many more things, and no wonder she was and still is such an inspiration!