Her magnificent Holly Golightly, the singing and dancing Joe Stockton alongside Fred Astaire or the lovely Princess Ann who earned her an Academy Award – Audrey be-charmed everyone with her on-screen performances. Women and men were fascinated by her beauty and charm. And so am I!
Since it would’ve been her 89th birthday today, I want to tell you my 5 favorite Audrey Hepburn movies of all time and why I adore them so much. Every year on May 4th, I do a Audrey Hepburn movie marathon, so I thought it would be the perfect timing for a post like this. To be honest, it was extremely hard for me to pick only 5 since I adore nearly all of her work. But I tried my best 🙂
1. Roman Holiday (1953)
A beautiful princess, a handsome american newsman and a sunny day in Rome – the recipe of success for a great movie? Oh yes, indeed! “Roman Holiday” not only won 3 Oscars but also my heart. Audrey and Greg’s on-screen chemistry is enchanting and the shots of Rome’s most beautiful sights make me fall in love with the so called Eternal city. I love how Princess Ann (Hepburn) and Joe Bradly (Peck) leave their worries behind, do what they want for a day and just enjoy their lifes. It’s such a fresh and fun movie and it always cheers me up on a bad day.
2. Sabrina (1954)
A young girl & two handsome brothers – but who’s the better choice? Sabrina (Hepburn) transforming from a naive girl into a lady is just lovely to watch. Audrey is playing her role as marvelous as always and you can only fall in love with her. The amazing costume’s by Givenchy, her singing “La vie en rose” and the unique chemistry between Audrey & William Holden makes me want to watch this movie over and over again. And to be honest guys, I already watched this movie more than 30 times.
3. Charade (1963)
Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant and a good comedy-mystery film – do I have to say more? I don’t think so. The first time I watched this movie I was captivated from the beginning to the end. Not only because of the amazing cast and Paris, but also because of the humor it has and the various sequences who make this movie so suspense. It just has a good mixture of fun, romantic, mystery and it has an interesting plot twist at the end. But I mean let’s be real for a second, has there ever been a bad movie with Cary Grant as the leading man? 😉
4. How To Steal A Million (1966)
What would you do if your father is one of the biggest art forgers and is about to get caught? Right, you break into the most secure museum of Paris and risk everything. If I had to describe this movie in one word – hilarious. Even though the story itself is quite unrealistic, it’s an enjoyment to watch Hepburn and O’Toole turning into very charming robbers. It’s an amusing film experience for everyone and unfortunately way too underrated. So if you’re a sucker for romantic comedies or just want to see Audrey in her element, go watch this movie! You won’t regret it.
5. Two For The Road (1967)
Hepburn and Finney at their finest, showing the ups and downs of love and marriage. When I read about this movie for the first time I was a bit sceptical but now that I watched it a hundred times, I don’t know why. This underrated movie is a piece of Art. It’s lovely made with its time jumps and so emotional and real. Audrey shows a completly new facade, so different to all her roles before and that’s why I love this movie so much.
Now it’s your turn: What are your favorite Audrey Hepburn movies and is there any movie of her you didn’t enjoy? I would love to know 🙂
To end this post, a few last words:
Happy Birthday my dearest Audrey! Your movies, your work for Unicef, your beauty and style, your grace and kindness are an inspiration for me and so many other people. Even though I never had the chance to meet you, you had a huge impact on my life and I feel like you’re an old special friend of mine. We’re all thinking about you and you’ll always be remembered as a wonderful woman, a good friend, a caring mother and a talented actress. I hope you have the greatest time in heaven, because you deserve it like no other. I’m sending you all my love and admiration!
Your Shirinatra xx