book: audrey 100

“During the past years I have traveled the world and seen these children, so many of them, leading lives of tremendous pain. And yet, they retain their sweetness and their patience; their eyes reflect a deeper understanding, an awareness that this is not as it should be” ~ Audrey Hepburn

Photography by Rob Wolders in Sudan, 1989. This photo, among her favourites, was kept framed at their home in Switzerland.

Scan and excerpt from “Audrey 100”, by Ellen Fontana.

“Add reading glasses and thirty-one years - the expression is the same - and we’re at home in 1990,” says Sean Ferrer.

In one of Luca’s favourite photos of his mother, Audrey sits on set of The Unforgiven (1959), serenely slipping back cashmere wool between her delicate knitting needles.

Scan and excerpt from “Audrey 100”, by Ellen Fontana.

With a natural flair for the dramatic, the great Cecil Beaton places Audrey in fierce shadow and light on the set of My Fair lady. “It has been reported that when the Queen Mother first saw my mother, she leaned over to princess Anne and whispered ‘She’s one of us’.” Beaton’s semi-silhouetted rendering of Audrey adorned in regalia offers proof positive of the royal sentiment.

Scan and excerpt from “Audrey 100”, by Ellen Fontana.