A Beautiful Funny Face
A British actress and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn, was modest about her acting ability and remains one of the world’s most famous actresses of all time, always to be remembered as a film and fashion icon.
I first fell in love with Audrey in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady, and Funny Face. And oh how beautiful she always looked in those custom designed Givenchy gowns! She had a way of captivating her audience, there was something unique and alluring about her character.
Audrey had her struggles, most notably with self-image, but I believe (or hope) that eventually she grasped that true beauty is found on the inside. (As women, aren’t we always struggling with this?) Here are a few words to remember:
“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
“I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.”
“It’s that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so ‘don’t fuss, dear; get on with it.’”
“If I get married, I want to be very married.”
“Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.”
“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.”