‘Cause people seem to only post the 20-something Audrey Hepburn.
Audrey Hepburn was the granddaughter of a baron, the daughter of a nazi sympathizer, spent her teens doing ballet to secretly raise money for the dutch resistance against the nazis, and spent her post-film career as a goodwill ambassador of UNICEF, winning the presidential medal of freedom for her efforts.
…and history remembers her as pretty.
AND HISTORY REMEMBERS HER AS PRETTY
this is the first time I have ever seen a picture of her older than 20 and I think that’s scary
I would venture to say that history remembers her as a brilliant actress and one of the all time greatest legends of the film industry. She appeared in very few films during the later part of her life—only four after 1967, when she was 38. As a result, most photos from her screen career and time in the center of the public spotlight are from when she was younger.
We should certainly celebrate Hepburn’s remarkable record as a humanitarian, and I love to see photos from her later years that show she was just as radiant in her 60s as in her 20s. But I also think it is a misconception to believe that older Audrey Hepburn has been somehow expunged from the record by people determined to remember only her pretty face, or to suggest that her remarkable beauty ever outshone her even more remarkable talent.