In honor of Audrey Hepburn’s birthday today, I’ve decided to compile a list of my favorite films of her. Audrey’s career as an actress lasted over 4 decades. She is regarded as one of the most timeless actresses from the classic Hollywood era. A lot of her films were filmed in France which is lovely, of course. If you have never seen her films, I highly suggest you check these out!
Roman Holiday (1953)
Jasmine says: This movie is adorable! It’s a romantic comedy starring Gregory Peck as her love interest. She plays a princess exploring Rome on her own. She won the Academy Award for her performance. My favorite scene is the “Mouth of Truth”. Overall, a very good movie. Classic!
(streamable on Netflix)
Jasmine says: Seriously, this cast is perfect. Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn in the same film makes a great film. This is another romantic comedy. You might know this film from her rendition of “La Vie en Rose”. If you haven’t heard it, you’re missing out.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Jasmine says: No list of Audrey Hepburn films can be complete without this one. It is the film she is known for. Go to the average teenage girl’s bedroom and you’ll probably find a poster from this film. Audrey plays the character Holly Golightly, an eccentric society girl in New York. My favorite scene is the big party scene when everyone is drunk. It’s hilarious! Beyond just Audrey’s repertoire, this film is regarded as one of the best in history. It’s preserved in the National Film Registry in the Library of Congress! Fun fact: Marilyn Monroe was the director’s ideal choice for the role but she turned it down. As much as I love Marilyn, I’m glad that Audrey played this part. It showed her versatility as an actress.
Here’s the classic opening scene
Her other films
- Funny Face (1957): a musical showcasing her singing and dance skills. Fun fact: Beyonce’s video “Countdown” pays homage to one of the dance scenes from this movie.
- My Fair Lady (1964): very popular musical adaptation of Pygmalion. I find it hard to get through hearing her Cockney accent but definitely a must-watch film. The full soundtrack is on YouTube.
- Charade (1963): a rom-com/mystery film co-starring the great Cary Grant. (streamable on Netflix.com)
- How to Steal a Million (1966): a heist comedy co-starring Peter O’Toole as her love interest.
What’s your favorite Audrey Hepburn film? Leave a comment or tweet me @_jshiggins!