Audrey Hepburn not only created a place for herself as a classic actress with roles such as Holly Golightly in the 1961 romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany’s and My Fair Lady, but as a fashion icon. A sparkling tiara, little black dress, black elbow length gloves and a slew of pearls highlight the iconic ensemble that has become synonymous with her career.
The talent, born in Belgium, would have celebrated her 86th birthday today– and while she’s been gone for over two decades, her legacy of style is still celebrated.
Hepburn’s legacy lives on through her family and her films. References in pop culture cite her effervescent grace — largely due to her ballet background– in full length gloves, stylish flats and dramatic headpieces. In a way, she’s a living legend.
Celebrate her birthday with us as we look at 15 photos from Audrey Hepburn’s amazing career.
Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Audrey Hepburn (as Eliza Doolittle) and Rex Harrison (as Henry Higgins) in My Fair Lady in 1964.