Weekend with Audrey Hepburn and the Most Enchanting Cities. Roma & “Roman Holiday”.
by Cashmere Wrap & Macadamia Nuts
This is how it all started, a star was born and presented to the world. After numerous castings, an unknown young actress named Audrey Hepburn was casted to play the part of a princess who runs away from the palace, having enough of royal etiquette and wanting to experience a life of an ordinary girl. Princes’ natural grace and sophistication do not stay unnoticed for a long time, as she gets tangled up with a handsome journalist played by Gregory Peck. This is just a beginning of a great Roman adventure, that makes one smile, but also shed a tear.
Audrey Hepburn was a fresh face in Hollywood. Unlike Gregory Peck, her movie partner, she didn’t have a big name, but she possessed an effortless chic, natural grace and that special kind of beauty that made her seem royal. She was the perfect candidate for the leading lady in Wyler’s movie and with little hesitation was caste to play the rebellious princess.
The film crew fall in love with young Audrey, giving in to her charm and kindness. Thanks to the courtesy of Peck, her name appeared alongside his in the movies opening credentials. Quite an honor for an unknown actress that Audrey Hepburn was at that time.
This romantic story set in a beautiful scenery of Rome became a great commercial hit and one of the most popular Audrey movies ever. The generation of young women wanted to look like Audrey and be as charming as she was. Furthermore, to her great astonishment, for the performance in “Roman Holiday” Audrey Hepburn was awarded by the Academy for the best Best Actress. Her emotional Oscar speech shows a great modesty and an almost royal grace – all worth a real prices.