Audrey Hepburn @80

Audrey Hepburn @80

Publicity still for Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Audrey Hepburn (May 4, 1929January 20, 1993) was an Anglo-Dutch actress, performer, ballerina, fashion model, gay icon, sex symbol and humanitarian, noted for her performances in films such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s and her waiflike appearance.

The waif look was then known as “gamine“.

The “gamine” look of the 1950s, associated with actresses like Audrey Hepburn, Leslie Caron and Jean Seberg, was, to some extent, a precursor of heroin chic.