First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy with Mrs. Alan Shepard taking a walk through the south lawn, 1961
Audrey Hepburn at the Annual Academy Awards respectively in 1954, 1956, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1967, 1976, 1979, 1988 and 1992
Jackie Kennedy and daughter Caroline, 1959.
Audrey Hepburn in Paramount’s portrait gallery dressing room prior to attending the 27th annual Academy Awards in 1955.
Timeless Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn photographed at the Chicago premiere of My Fair Lady, held at the RKO Palace Theatre, on October 23rd, 1964
Rest in Peace, Audrey Kathleen Huston aka Audrey Hepburn (May 4th, 1929 - January 20th, 1993)
“Audrey definitely had a good heart, there was nothing mean or petty - it’s a character thing. She had a good character, so I think people picked up on that too. She didn’t have any of the backstabbing, grasping, petty, gossipy personalities that you see in this business. I liked her a lot; in fact, I loved Audrey. It was easy to love her.” Gregory Peck
"She was the best that we could possibly be. She was perfectly charming and perfectly loving. She was a dream; she was the dream that you remember when you wake up smiling." Richard Dreyfuss
"My passion for her has lasted through four marriages - two of hers and two of mine." Stanley Donen.
"She was so gracious and grateful that everybody fell in love with her after five minutes. Everybody was in love with this girl, I included. My problem was that I am a guy who speaks in his sleep, I toss around and talk and talk… But fortunately, my wife’s first name is Audrey as well." Billy Wilder.
"I had the opportunity to see how deep her soul is, and its commitment to life… The love that the woman exuded was absolutely fathomless." Harry Belafonte.
(Audrey Hepburn photographed by Richard Avedon, 1953. Jackie Kennedy photographed by Richard Avedon, 1958.)
A big thank you to the knowledgable Pamela Keogh (author of Audrey Style and What Would Audrey Do?) she messaged me on twitter (@PamelaKeogh) and informed me that Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy never met but that AH was JKO’s style icon. She also mentioned that Audrey and JFK dated when he was still Senator and that he was quoted saying that Roman Holiday was his favorite film. Another great tidbit, Audrey sang Happy Birthday to JFK a year after Marilyn Monroe sang her seductive version of the song to the then President. And when JFK was shot, it was Audrey who made the announcement of the president’s death to the cast and crew of My Fair Lady during production of the movie. She asked everyone to pray for him and then went into a carriage with the actor Jeremy Brett, lowered the shades and wept. Lastly, Jackie was a fan of Audrey’s fashions and it was rumored that Givenchy sourced material and provided patterns for Oleg Cassini to make copies of his designs for Jackie to wear! She wore a stunning Givenchy gown when she visited France as First Lady with JFK. Once again, thank you to Pamela Keogh who provided me with these fun AH and JKO facts.
John and Jackie Kennedy during their honeymoon.