Six Pix: Audrey Hepburn

Six Pix presents a sextet of movie posters representing a particular actor/director/genre. You pick the one you feel is visually the most artistic or best sums up the film.

A little bit of a departure for this Six Pix. Instead of posters were highlighting some iconic photos from Audrey Hepburn’s filmography.

Included are: Roman Holiday (1953); My Fair Lady (1964); Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961); Sabrina (1954); The Children’s Hour (1962); and Funny Face (1957).

In Roman Holiday Princess Ann decides to let her hair down, literally and figuratively. Henry Higgins looks down at his creation, the newly-transformed Eliza Doolittle. We get to see an image of budding womanhood in Sabrina. And, of course, there’s the iconic image of Holly Golightly brown-bagging it outside of Tiffany’s. As great as all six of these images are, my favorite among them is The Children’s Hour: In a single shot it depicts the impending devastation as a spoiled child tells an untrue tale while a horrified Karen and incredulous Martha helplessly look on, their fate sealed.

Which one do you think is the winner? Should I have included something else? Tell me about it below! (And please feel free to suggest future topics.)

  • RVoss

    Perhaps, maybe in the “best sums up the film” category your choice of The Children’s Hour but artistically nothing else comes close to My Fair Lady—capital “N” nothing.

  • Jrray85

    Sad to see Two for the Road’s absence here– out of ALL of Hepburn’s performances, her portrayal of Joanna Wallace is my favorite, combining the effervescent delight of her sweetheart persona with a bitterness and heart breaking honesty that she rarely had the chance to exude on screen. 

  • Wayne

    Its gotta be the old car scene with Audrey in her bare tootsies!  Is it a Bentley or a Rolls?  Someone blogged in MU a while back about that but just cant remember what it was all about with this pictorial..

  • Alton Robertson

    Without question, “My Fair Lady.”  But what about “Wait Until Dark”?

  • Steve in Sacramento

    Most artistic has to go to the Funny Face pic – though if the shot from Sabrina was of Audrey up in the tree with the moon behind her, I might have voted for that.

  • Marty

    Without a doubt, Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Seeing her on the screen anytime, was just magic. Correct me if I’m wrong but Billy Wilder said it best, “The camera loved Audrey Hepburn and she loved it back with so many memorable performances.

  • Trippy Trellis

    The iconic breakfast at Tiffany’s. They are all perfect with the exception of “Sabrina”.

  • Aaron

    “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”  has the timeless song “Moon River”,a real tearjerker.loved it.

    “Roman Holiday” was good,”Sabrina” fun but predictable.