June 2, 2008

My Movie Madness

For my Movie Madness Carnival post, I'm listing my favorite Audrey Hepburn movies. For those of you who know me, I'm sure this comes as no surprise. :) Rather than trying to list my favorites in a particular order, I'm taking the easy way out and arranging them alphabetically. If you haven't seen any of Audrey Hepburn's films, I urge you to rent one. Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady, Roman Holiday and Sabrina are her films that are the easiest to find.

*Always (1989) – this was Audrey's last film. She played the character Hap. If you watch this movie, make sure you have kleenex.

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)– perhaps Audrey's best-known movie. This is movie that spawned the little black dress. Based on the novel by Truman Capote, Audrey played the role of Holly Golightly. If you've never read the book, check it out at your local library.

Charade (1963) - In this classic that co-stars Cary Grant, Audrey has the role of Regina Lampert. This movie has been remade several times, but this version is the best.

*Funny Face (1957) – This is the movie that the Gap uses in the skinny jeans commercial. Audrey shows off her dancing background in this movie with Fred Astaire. Audrey had the role of Jo Stockton.

*How to Steal a Million (1966) – I saw this movie when I was in elementary school. I didn't realize that it was Audrey until many years later. Nicole Bonnet is the name of Audrey's character in this movie.

Love in the Afternoon (1957) - Ariane Chavasse is the character Audrey portrayed in this film, which is my least favorite of my favorite Audrey films.

My Fair Lady (1964) – Audrey won the title role of Eliza Doolittle over a then-unknown Julie Andrews in this movie based on the Broadway play of the same name. Andrews, who had played the role on Broadway, went on to win an Oscar that year for Mary Poppins.

*Paris, When it Sizzles (1964) – playing the role of Gabrielle Simpson, Audrey co-starred with William Holden, who had been one of her co-stars in Sabrina.

Roman Holdiay (1953) – this is the role that Audrey became famous for. Her character, Princess Ann, finds love with Gregory Peck's character, Joe Bradley. Audrey won an Oscar f0r her role.

Sabrina (1954) – Sabrina Fairchild, Audrey's character, must choose between two brothers, portrayed by William Holden and Humphrey Bogart.

*The Nun's Story (1959) – this movie, which tells the story of Sister Luke, is based on the 1956 biography of the same name by Kathryn Hulme. I happened upon the final scene one time when I was a child, and I spent years wondering what movie the scene was from.

*The Unforgiven (1960) - I didn't see this movie until a few years ago. Audrey played the role of Rachel Zachary, in this, her only western.

Wait until Dark (1967) – this was the first Audrey Hepburn movie that I saw for the purpose of seeing an Audrey Hepburn movie. This suspenseful tale has Audrey in the role of Suzy Hendrix, a blind woman.

Note: movies marked with an * are ones that I don't own. If any of my local readers spy these at Goodwill, get them for me and I'll pay you back!

Jen over at Daily Mish Mash is hosting this Movie Madness Carnival, so hop on over and check out the other participants!


  1. What a great list! I have seen Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany's. Both were great! The one I want to see next is Sabrina.

    So which one is your ultimate favorite??

    Thanks for participating in the Carnival!!

  2. I loved Wait Until Dark! I thought it was a really great suspense film. Sadly, I have not seen very many of these.

  3. Sadly, I have not seen any of these, might have to add a few to Netflix. I like your site.

  4. I've only ever seen her more popular films (BaT's and mFL etc) but she is an amazing actress, and definetly not bad to look at :P

  5. A very comprehensive list! You have really done your research. Thanks for this great overview.

  6. These are all great movies. I have seen and enjoyed all of them.

  7. I'm sad to say, I haven't seen a lot of these movies. Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady and Sabrina's are the only ones. I really need to add some to my rental queue. Thanks.

  8. Saw Harisson Ford's Sabrina first then Bogart's.


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