Inside The New Exhibition Of Rare Audrey Hepburn Portraits

25 years on from Audrey Hepburn’s death, a new exhibition at Proud Galleries celebrates her enduring style with a series of rarely seen, behind-the-scenes portraits.

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by Ruby Norris |
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From Roman Holiday, to Breakfast At Tiffany's, Audrey Hepburn’s Hollywood style is firmly etched in the fashion history books, inspiring generations of women and costume designers alike.

But it’s her image away from the big screen that has now been immortalised in a new exhibition at London’s Proud Galleries. In celebration of the elfin beauty’s legacy, a series of rarely seen portraits, depicting Audrey’s elegant style through the ages will be on display from 17th August to 30th September.

The exhibition offers a new insight into Audrey’s life and career as candid portraits shot by a number of esteemed photographers each capture a unique perspective of the fashion icon’s life beyond the lens.

Terry O’Niell’s youthful portraits allude to Audrey’s playful personality, behind-the-scenes shots from Norman Parkinson’s and Douglas Kirkland fashion shoots capture the essence of the Golden Age of Hollywood, while Eva Sereny’s imagery evokes an older Audrey’s elegance and sophistication while on-set of the 1989 release Always.

Take a look at stand-out images from the Audrey Hepburn: Beyond The Screen exhibition below:


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CREDIT: Mark Shaw

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Audrey Hepburn Being Towel Dried by Mark Shaw, taken in 1953.

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CREDIT: Mark Shaw

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Audrey Hepburn at Home on Striped Lounger by Mark Shaw. This photograph is an outtake from a LIFE magazine cover shoot in 1954.

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CREDIT: Norman Parkinson

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Audrey Hepburn photographed by Norman Parkinson in August, 1955 for a US Glamour magazine shoot at 'La Vigna' villa, near Rome.

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CREDIT: Norman Parkinson

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Audrey Hepburn Wearing Givenchy by Norman Parkinson, taken in Italy in 1965.

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CREDIT: Terry O'Niell

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Hepburn's Hat by Terry O'Niell. Photograph taken in Paris in 1965.

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CREDIT: Douglas Kirklanf


Audrey Hepburn by Douglas Kirkland, taken in 1965

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CREDIT: Eva Sereny

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Audrey Hepburn Always II by Eva Sereny.This photograph was taken in 1989 on set of Audrey's last film.

Audrey Hepburn: Beyond the Screen runs from 17th August to 30t September at Proud Galleries, for more information visit

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