Audrey Hepburn: Beyond the Screen is an upcoming photographic exhibition displaying rare portraits of the Hollywood legend captured by a selection of high profile twentieth-century photographers.
The collection brings together the work of Terry O’Neill, Norman Parkinson, Bob Willoughby, Eva Sereny, Mark Shaw and Douglas Kirkland; each celebrated for their distinct portrayals of Hepburn. Renowned for her progressive acting roles, stylish sensibilities and humanitarian endeavours, she remains one of the most instantly recognisable icons of the 1950s and has charmed generations since the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Through a unique perspective and style, each photographer captures Hepburn’s instantly recognisable appearance. Bob Willoughby’s portraits of a young Hepburn, fresh-faced just after the release of her first film Roman Holiday are presented alongside Terry O’Neill’s youthful colour portraits which glow with a childish excitement and exude her playful sense of humour.
Her memorable style is articulated through the classic fashion shoots of Norman Parkinson and Douglas Kirkland, as is her characteristic sophistication by Eva Sereny during the filming of ‘Always’. Mark Shaw’s candid portraits of Hepburn, taken from a LIFE magazine shoot in 1953, detail the actress’s routine on set during the filming of ‘Sabrina’, 1954. ‘Audrey Hepburn: Beyond the Screen’ exhibits portraits of Audrey Hepburn throughout her life and career, recognising her position in the history of popular culture as well as her contribution to society a quarter of a century after her death.
Launching on 16 August at Proud Galleries in London, Audrey Hepburn: Beyond the Screen runs until 30 September 2018.
This photograph by Mark Shaw is an outtake from the cover of an international issue of LIFE magazine, first published 19th April, 1954. Audrey at Home on the Sun Lounger, 1954, Mark Shaw © Mark Shaw / mptvimages.com
Audrey Hepburn wearing Givenchy, photographed by Norman Parkinson in August, 1955. This shoot for US Glamour magazine took place at ‘La Vigna’ villa, near Rome, during the filming of King Vidor’s “War and Peace”. Audrey Hepburn, 1955, Norman Parkinson © Norman Parkinson / Iconic Images
This photograph of Audrey Hepburn being shampooed on the set of ‘Sabrina’ was taken by Mark Shaw for LIFE in 1953. Audrey Hepburn had her hair washed every night while working on the film and often conducted business with her agents while under a drier. Aged 24 at the time, she was already poised to become a huge star and her performance in ‘Sabrina’ was nominated for both a BAFTA and an Academy Award. Audrey Hepburn Being Towel Dried, 1953, Mark Shaw © Mark Shaw / mptvimages.com
A contemplative Audrey Hepburn with a dove perched on her shoulder. Hepburn With Dove, 1966, Terry O’Neill © Terry O’Neill / Iconic Images
Audrey Hepburn photographed in Paris by Douglas Kirkland, looking playful in a white hat and sunglasses. Audrey Hepburn, 1965, Douglas Kirkland © Douglas Kirkland / Iconic Images