Coinciding with the 65th anniversary of Hepburn’s career-changing performance at the West End’s Ciro nightclub – where she was noticed by talent scouts – Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon followed the actress’s rise to fame.
Tracing her early years working in Holland and her time as a dancer and chorus girl in the West End, the exhibition demonstrated how Hepburn built up her career to become the iconic film actress we recognise her as today.
Among the collection are portraits taken by the likes of Cecil Beaton, Richard Avedon, Angus McBean, Norman Parkinson and Irving Penn. A variety of private, rarely seen family photographs were also on display, including some showing Hepburn practising ballet and others from her early career as a model.
Here, we take a sneak peek at some of the pieces on show at the exhibition…
Audrey Hepburn by Antony Beauchamp, 1955 © Reserved
Audrey Hepburn by Philippe Halsman for LIFE magazine, 1954 ©Philipe Halsman/Magnum Photos
Dance recital photograph by Manon van Suchtelen, 1942 ©Reserved
Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon was open to the public at the National Portrait Gallery in London from 2 July to 18 October 2015. To find out more about the exhibition, click here.