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EMMA FERRER OPENS UP
Hepburn’s granddaughter, Emma Ferrer, steps into the spotlight and opens up to BAZAAR. Plus, see her fashion shoot shot by Richard Avedon’s grandson, Michael Avedon, here.
The first images I have of her are, interestingly enough, when she was quite young,” Emma Ferrer says of her paternal grandmother, Audrey Hepburn. “I remember seeing a photo of her jumping on a trampoline—I believe this was before I understood that she was famous. But I remember thinking that she looked like a friend I wish I could have had.”
Of course, Audrey Hepburn—or simply Audrey, as she will forever be known—has always been a luminous presence: She was a brilliant actress, a timeless style icon, and a tireless crusader for the world’s underprivileged children as an International Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. She was also a devoted mother who put aside her career at its peak to raise her two sons, Sean Ferrer, whose father was Audrey’s first husband, the actor Mel Ferrer, and Luca Dotti, from her second marriage (to the Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti).
One thing that Audrey never had the chance to do, though, was enjoy the experience of being a grandmother. In late 1992, she fell ill during a UNICEF trip to Somalia and died a few months later, in January 1993, of a rare form of abdominal cancer.
Emma Kathleen Hepburn Ferrer, Audrey’s first grandchild, was born in Switzerland in May of the following year to Sean and his then wife, Leila. Now 20, Emma is the eldest of Sean’s three children and spent most of her adolescence in and around Florence, Italy, where Sean, who runs an agency that deals with intellectual property and is also a filmmaker and keeper of the Audrey flame, lives outside the city. (Luca, his wife, and their daughters occupy his mother’s former apartment in Rome.)
"Muse" is an overused word these days, but that’s exactly what Audrey was for the legendary photographer Richard Avedon. She was, in a word, his inspiration, and their interaction played out over a number of years in the 1950s in the pages of Harper’s Bazaar. Avedon photographed Audrey on the streets of Paris, in fashion stories, and several times as a cover subject for the magazine. Even though he worked with some of the biggest models of all time—Suzy Parker, Dorian Leigh, Carmen Dell’Orefice—he was completely enamored with Audrey as a subject, and she loved sitting for him. (FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW - CONTINUE READING AT HARPER’S BAZAAR)

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EMMA FERRER OPENS UP

Hepburn’s granddaughter, Emma Ferrer, steps into the spotlight and opens up to BAZAAR. Plus, see her fashion shoot shot by Richard Avedon’s grandson, Michael Avedon, here.

The first images I have of her are, interestingly enough, when she was quite young,” Emma Ferrer says of her paternal grandmother, Audrey Hepburn. “I remember seeing a photo of her jumping on a trampoline—I believe this was before I understood that she was famous. But I remember thinking that she looked like a friend I wish I could have had.”

Of course, Audrey Hepburn—or simply Audrey, as she will forever be known—has always been a luminous presence: She was a brilliant actress, a timeless style icon, and a tireless crusader for the world’s underprivileged children as an International Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. She was also a devoted mother who put aside her career at its peak to raise her two sons, Sean Ferrer, whose father was Audrey’s first husband, the actor Mel Ferrer, and Luca Dotti, from her second marriage (to the Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti).

One thing that Audrey never had the chance to do, though, was enjoy the experience of being a grandmother. In late 1992, she fell ill during a UNICEF trip to Somalia and died a few months later, in January 1993, of a rare form of abdominal cancer.

Emma Kathleen Hepburn Ferrer, Audrey’s first grandchild, was born in Switzerland in May of the following year to Sean and his then wife, Leila. Now 20, Emma is the eldest of Sean’s three children and spent most of her adolescence in and around Florence, Italy, where Sean, who runs an agency that deals with intellectual property and is also a filmmaker and keeper of the Audrey flame, lives outside the city. (Luca, his wife, and their daughters occupy his mother’s former apartment in Rome.)

"Muse" is an overused word these days, but that’s exactly what Audrey was for the legendary photographer Richard Avedon. She was, in a word, his inspiration, and their interaction played out over a number of years in the 1950s in the pages of Harper’s Bazaar. Avedon photographed Audrey on the streets of Paris, in fashion stories, and several times as a cover subject for the magazine. Even though he worked with some of the biggest models of all time—Suzy Parker, Dorian Leigh, Carmen Dell’Orefice—he was completely enamored with Audrey as a subject, and she loved sitting for him. (FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW - CONTINUE READING AT HARPER’S BAZAAR)

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Audrey’s back!
After 57 years Audrey Hepburn is the cover-girl of Quality Magazine again.
Read all about Audrey, learn more about the secret of Quality Magazine, get this unique collector’s item featuring the cover from 1957 for fans and lovers of Audrey Hepburn and the Quality Magazine.
Order your exclusive issue via redaktion@quality-magazine.de
THINK PINK!

rareaudreyhepburn:

Audrey’s back!

After 57 years Audrey Hepburn is the cover-girl of Quality Magazine again.

Read all about Audrey, learn more about the secret of Quality Magazine, get this unique collector’s item featuring the cover from 1957 for fans and lovers of Audrey Hepburn and the Quality Magazine.

Order your exclusive issue via redaktion@quality-magazine.de

THINK PINK!

11 Hottest Classic Actors That Can Never Be Replaced

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Audrey Hepburn and her husband, Mel Ferrer, smile for the camera on arrival at London Airport, from Zurich.  Audrey is in town for the premiere of her film The Nun’s Story, at the Warner Theatre, Leicester Square, July 23, 1959. Gifs by rareaudreyhepburn.

DEAR FRIENDS

1969, Audrey’s painting - La Paisible, Switzerland


For the many of you who stopped to remember Audrey’s birthday on May 4th this year, for the kindness expressed in your sentiments and the generosity with which you donated to the Fund, heartfelt thanks, appreciation and gratitude for keeping her in your thoughts this day.
 
Please be assured that every day we also remember you, her adoring fans and admirers, and that each of you serve as our inspiration to carry on the work most dear to Audrey’s heart.
 
Thank you again for the outpouring of love and attention.
It was deeply felt and greatly appreciated.

THE AUDREY HEPBURN CHILDREN’S FUND

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AUDREY’S FAMILY NAME
Audrey’s 1936 British Passport.
© Sean H. Ferrer & Luca Dotti

The family name will be changed from Ruston to Hepburn-Ruston on April 14 1939 (The London Gazette - Notice 225) when Audrey was about to be 10 years and WW II was at Europe’s doorstep.