Today I had a rare weekday trip into London with my husband the see the Audrey Hepburn Exhibitiion at The National Portrait Gallery. We’d had the tickets for a several months and had been looking forward to our visit all summer!

Audrey Hepburn Exhibition Review

Audrey Hepburn is renowned for her beautiful eyes, slick haircut, bold eyebrows, and a breath-taking smile, resulting in her having one of the most recognisable faces in the world.  The term ‘icon’ can sometimes be overused, yet since her death in 1993, Audrey Hepburn’s iconic status has shown no signs of diminishing.

This truly fascinating exhibition leads you on a photographic journey through the life of Audrey Hepburn, from her early years as a chorus girl in London’s West End through to her amazing charity work in later life.

Audrey Hepburn by Philippe Halsman


There were more than 70 images on display, some were the famous and iconic images we all know and would expect to see, others were rarely seen prints from the Audrey Hepburn estate and from the collections of leading twentieth-century photographers such as Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Terry O’Neill, Norman Parkinson and Irving Penn.

Alongside these prints an entire wall had been filled with vintage magazine covers featuring Audrey, and smaller exhibits were also on display including her ballet pumps, film stills and small family photos from her younger days.

It really is a beautifully catalogued exhibition which captivates as much as Audrey Hepburn did herself. Whether you are interested in photography, portraiture, the golden age of Hollywood or simply a fan of Audrey Hepburn, there is much to see and admire.

You can catch up with co-curator Helen Trompeteler’s Twitter tour of the exhibition below:

The exhibition is on until 18th October 2015, do try to visit it if you can!

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