Audrey Hepburn As Holly Golightly In 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

By | January 8, 2018

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1961: Belgian-born actor Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 1993) lowers her sunglasses in a still from director Blake Edwards' film, 'Breakfast at Tiffany's.' (Photo by Paramount Pictures/Fotos International/Getty Images)

As Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffany's, Audrey Hepburn created not just a memorable character but also a style that has endured even moreso than the movie. The big hat, the oversized sunglasses, the tiara, the gloves, the hairdo, the pearls, and most of all the little black dress -- for decades, stylish women have been trying to capture that Audrey-Hepburn chic.

Hepburn Was A Well Established Actress

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British actress Audrey Hepburn (Audrey Kathleen Ruston) putting make-up on while the American actor George Peppard looks at her in the film Breakfast at Tiffany's. New York, 1961 (Photo by Mondadori via Getty Images)

Hepburn was born in Belgium and grew up in Belgium the Netherlands and the UK. She won the Academy Award in 1954 for Roman Holiday, and is ranked as a female screen legend by the American Film Institute. She was also inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame for her stunning fashion sense. Being both a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was well regarded as a popular public figure of her time. Her popularity and fame quickly elicited an onslaught of Audrey Hepburn “wannabes”.