Audrey Hepburn fans, costumes and personal effects of the actress are on display at the Audrey In Rome exhibition at the Ara Pacis as of October 25, 2011 in Rome, Italy.
Most Audrey Hepburn fans know that the actress starred in the film Roman Holiday along with actor Gregory Peck but few know that she actually lived in the eternal city after she married Andrea Dotti, an Italian nuero-physician, and with whom she had her son Luca.
The Audrey In Rome exhibition coincides with the 50th anniversary of film Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the exhibit, displays photographs, videos and personal belongings from Hepburn’s associations in Rome as an actress, starring in Roman Holiday, The Nun’s Story and War and Peace, as a mother and as a UNICEF Ambassador.
A portion of the funds from this exhibit will go to support UNICEF, a cause that Hepburn dedicated herself to in her last years before she succumbed to colon cancer.
The Audrey In Rome exhibitionwill run at the Ara Pacis until December 4, 2011.
Among the items displayed are personal effects such as clothing and costumes worn in her films in Rome, such as the demure yet stylish dusty rose pink dress and metallic pumps, a saffron colored coat as well as her passport.
Sean Hepburn Ferrer, son of Audrey Hepburn with Mel Ferrer, was also there for the opening of the exhibition and posed with Vincenzo Spadafora next to a Vespa. Fans of film Roman Holiday will recall that Audrey’s character in the film rode a Vespa.
Take a look at the slideshow I’ve put together of the Audrey In Rome exhibition as well as the stills of Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday to tide you over till you can make it there yourself to see it in person!