quote by Audrey Hepburn

My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses.

— Audrey Hepburn

Delighting Hepburn quotations

(on Katharine Hepburn) She talks at you as though you were a microphone;

she lectured the hell out of me on temperance and the evils of drink. She doesn't give a damn how she looks. I don't think she tries to be a character. I think she is one.

I just told my agent to forget all other projects for me.

I was waiting for Audrey Hepburn. She asked for me, and I was ready. This could be the last and only opportunity I’d have to work with the great and lovely Audrey Hepburn and I was not missing it. Period.

[On Katharine Hepburn's stage performance:] She ran the whole gamut of emotions, from A to B.

She held herself very straight, like Audrey Hepburn, whom all women idolize and men never think about.


The imprint of Miss Hepburn is absolutely, totally present.

Like it or not, she will be the most important look of the twentieth century.

If you think about Audrey Hepburn, I think she became more beautiful when she stopped being an actress and started working with humanitarian campaigns. The more engaged you can become the more you can shed your self-consciousness.

I think mystery is kind of great. I don't know anything about Bette Davis or Katharine Hepburn or Ava Gardner - not really - and I like that. I love watching their movies because they're my personal movie stars. I don't know what they eat and who their trainer is.

Great movie stars like Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor who were capable of saying so much without saying anything at all merely by carrying themselves in a classic fashion that's timeless yet relatable.

I never want to lie about my age. If I look around at the actresses I admire, they are all women who have not fought growing older, but embraced it and been proud of it - women like Sophia Loren or Audrey Hepburn.


People don't have to be beautiful any more.

We don't have any Audrey Hepburns, Rita Hayworths or Ava Gardeners. When you look at Al Pacino and the greatest actors in Hollywood they're all common-looking.

I have a fuller figure and sometimes like to hide my legs.

Palazzo pants accentuate my small waist and make me feel a little like Katharine Hepburn.

I am, and forever will be, devastated by the gift of Audrey Hepburn before my camera. I cannot lift her to greater heights. She is already there. I can only record. I cannot interpret her. There is no going further than who she is. She has achieved in herself her ultimate portrait.

I think it's just important to not judge people based on their physicality because it's really about personality and people's hearts and souls. That's what drew me to Audrey Hepburn who is kind of like my icon.

[Katharine Hepburn] was much stronger, much more opinionated than I am or ever was, and it was considered attractive on her. But not on me. I don't know. Maybe her Bryn Mawr accent was more appealing than mine.


The bravery of Stanley Kramer's 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' amounted to two Hollywood legends - Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy - telling the world that a black son-in-law is something they can live with, and so should you, especially if he looks like Sidney Poitier and has degrees.

Somehow I was invited to visit with Audrey Hepburn.

I had this afternoon with her, and she gave me a couple things. She was so gracious and everything you would think that she would be.

I wanted to be the first to win three Oscars, but Miss Hepburn has done it.

Actually it hasn't been done. Miss Hepburn only won half an Oscar. If they'd given me half an Oscar I would have thrown it back in their faces. You see, I'm an Aries. I never lose.

Nobody can imitate me. You can always see impersonations of Katharine Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. But not me. Because I've always drawn on myself only.

When I did that interview with Hepburn, the only ground rule was, you did not discuss Spencer Tracy. Spencer Tracy's widow is still alive, and she respected that.


I know what love is: Tracy and Hepburn, Bogart and Bacall, Romeo and Juliet, Jackie and John and Marilyn.

The face of Garbo is an Idea, that of Hepburn an Event.

We've had Audrey Hepburn, we've had Twiggy, we've had Veruschka, we've had Kate Moss. I'm trying to figure out why I am to blame for skinniness.

I'd like to be played as a child by Natalie Wood.

I'd have some romantic scenes as Audrey Hepburn and have gritty black-and-white scenes as Patricia Neal.

Well you're talking about a long career, a lot of movies, a lot of stars.

I guess working with Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn was a great privilege.


Where do I begin? I loved working with Kate Hepburn, which was one of the highlights of my life; Working with Richard Burton in Beckett was another great joy.

I like the idea of growing old gracefully and full of wrinkles... like Audrey Hepburn.

Audrey Hepburn's face was made for the camera.

Growing up I wanted to be a mixture of Audrey Hepburn and Lucille Ball.

Apparently I told my mum when I was eight that I wanted to be an actor.

Their offense is shakier than Katherine Hepburn after an all-night espresso bender at Starbucks.


Meryl and Katharine Hepburn are probably the two greatest actresses of this and the last century.

In retrospect, I think maybe Audrey Hepburn was going to talk to me about doing something for UNICEF. I was so overwhelmed to just even be in her presence and I was very young, but it was really special and unforgettable.

Go to the Martin Beck Theatre and watch Katherine Hepburn run the gamut of emotions from A to B.

How did we go - in a relatively short amount of time - from Audrey Hepburn to Kim Kardashian? I don't know how that happened. Like did we all collectively slip and hit our heads as a society? Why are we accepting garbage as nourishment? I don't know what's going on.

Ive always been obsessed with Audrey Hepburn.