Any true Audrey Hepburn fan knows that there's much, much more to the legendary actress than her part in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Though the image of Audrey clad in a little black Givenchy dress, the silver screen incarnation of Holly Golightly, has been seared into our pop cultural consciousness (the film is doubtless one of the most fashionable of all time), her filmography is filled with classics that are more than deserving of equal attention...
1. Roman Holiday
A Cinderella story in reverse, Roman Holiday was also the film to kick-start Hepburn's own Hollywood fairy tale. In her first major screen role, the then 24-year-old ingénue starred as Princess Ann, the young heir to a generic European throne. Tired of her royal duties on a trip to Rome, she crosses paths with an American reporter (played by Gregory Peck) when she decides to explore the city incognito. Both a love story and a love letter to the Italian capital itself (Roman Holiday was the first Hollywood production to shoot entirely on location in Rome), the film won its star a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and her only Academy Award – a feat almost unheard of for a first-time lead that's testament to Hepburn's megawatt charm and grace.
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