Audrey Hepburn photographed by Cecil Beaton for Vogue, 1964.

Audrey Hepburn | May 4, 1929 - January 20, 1993

It is always a dramatic moment when the Phoenix rises anew from its ashes. For if “queens have died young and fair,” they are also reborn, appearing in new guises which often create their own terms of appreciation. Even while the pessimists were predicting that no new feminine ideal could emerge from the aftermath of war, an authentic existentialist Galatea was being forged in the person of Miss Audrey Hepburn. —Cecil Beaton

Audrey Hepburn Cafe, South Korea.

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Grace Kelly photographed by Edward Quinn in Cannes, 1955.

Grace Kelly photographed by Edward Quinn in Cannes, 1955.

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Mark Shaw on the set of Sabrina, 1953.

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Mark Shaw on the set of Sabrina, 1953.

I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it. —Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Mel Ferrer in Switzerland, 1954.

Audrey Hepburn in Rome, Italy.