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2Old School Gossip: Audrey Hepburn Edition

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Audrey Hepburn was and still is known for her style, grace, and beauty; so much so that she’s still making commercials (albiet digitally as she’s been dead for, you know, decades.)

But Ms. Hepburn never thought she was pretty. Her son, Luca Dotti, revealed a lot about his mother in the upcoming May edition of Vanity Fair (of which she’s on the cover!). Dotti says,

She thought she had a big nose and big feet, and she was too skinny and not enough breast. She would look in the mirror and say, ‘I don’t understand why people see me as beautiful.’

That bums me out. She’s like the shining light for girls and women insecure with their noses and small breasts. But it reminds me that even mega movie stars aren’t always happy with themselves. Regardless, I am still going to rock my small boobies to their fullest.

But here’s one cool thing about the legendary Audrey. She was never hung-up on aging.

She was always a little bit surprised by the efforts women made to look young. She was actually very happy about growing older because it meant more time for herself, more time for her family, and separation from the frenzy of youth and beauty that is Hollywood. She was very strict about everybody’s time in life.


Trivia: did you know that Luca Dotti’s dad was ten years younger than his mom, Ms. Audrey? And that his mom married his dad when she was 40? Get it, girl.

April 4, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives

10Audrey Hepburn Is In A New Commerical

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Audrey Hepburn, despite the fact that she died in 1993, is in a brand new commercial for Galaxy Chocolate. This isn’t the first time Ms. Hepburn’s image has been used for a commercial. The Gap used her likeness to sell skinny black pants in 2006. What’s different about this commercial is that it seamlessly melds Hepburn’s old footage into new footage where it seems as though she is alive and present and acting in this commercial. It’s actually pretty incredible. Her sons gave the okay to use her likeness, saying in a press release,

[She] often spoke about her love of chocolate and how it lifted her spirit…[She] would be proud.

Before you judge them for selling out, watch the commercial. It’s a lovely, inoffensive tribute to the actress and maybe even a great way to introduce her to a new generation. (Admittedly though, I think the use of Moon River is a little cheesy.) And it’s true, Audrey really did love chocolate, this one time we were hanging out and she told me and I was like, “OMG but you’re soooo skinny” and then she told me that I was really pretty and then we went on a shopping spree with Cary Grant. True story. No but seriously, what do you think about the commercial?


February 26, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Filed Under: Audrey Hepburn