I rely on Trystan and Sarah to cover the classic films and their actors, so color me shocked that we don’t have a Woman Crush Wednesday post on Audrey Hepburn??!! This absolute legend has acted in even more period films than I remembered, and needs to be celebrated!
War and Peace (1956)
Hepburn played Natasha, the historical manic pixie dream girl extraordinaire, in this feature film adaptation of the Tolstoy novel set during the Napoleonic Wars in Russia.
Hepburn played Mary Vetsera, mistress of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria; the two famously committed suicide in 1889. This was an episode of a TV show called Producers’ Showcase.
The Unforgiven (1960)
A Western in which Hepburn plays a woman who may be of Native American heritage. The film was unusually sympathetic to Native peoples — for its era.
Paris When It Sizzles (1964)
A modern movie, in which a screenwriter has two days to write a script with his assistant’s (Hepburn) help. But there’s at least one scene where we see the film-within-the-film, and Hepburn wears this medieval outfit, so I had to include it!
My Fair Lady (1964)
The famous musical, based on the George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion. Hepburn plays Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney street seller who is transformed into an upper class lady by a professor.
Robin and Marian (1973)
An older Robin Hood (Sean Connery) and Maid Marian (Hepburn, now a prioress) have adventures.
What’s your favorite of Audrey Hepburn’s period roles?