Throwback Thursday: 5 Roles Only Audrey Hepburn Could Pull Off

When you think about some of the most influential women of Hollywood, Audrey Hepburn is certainly someone who is a part of the list. In her 65 years, she has led a very rich life. She has done everything her heart desired and she did it well. When it came to acting, her talents are unmatched. There are only 14 people who have won an Academy Award, a BAFTA, a Tony and a Grammy. Audrey is one of them. Over the years, many actresses have tried to emulate her style and charisma and someday when remakes of her movies are made, there'll be more people trying that. Although there is no shortage of exceptional actresses, there are some roles only Audrey could have and has pulled off. Here are some of them.

Holly Golightly – Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)


This role has received a cult status. There are many people who try to achieve the level of sophistication and class Holly portrayed. It was certainly a shock for everyone when it was revealed that the character was actually a call girl. The news has still not diminished the admiration for the character though.

Princess Ann – Roman Holiday (1953)


Roman Holiday was the movie that led to Audrey winning her first Academy and BAFTA award. This was not her debut movie, as some might believe but it was her first major role. At the insistence of the lead actor Gregory Peck, Audrey received top star billing for her role in the movie; something which was unheard of at that time. 

Sabrina – Sabrina (1954)


The story might sound simple and something you have seen too many times. Because it was remade too many times. A 1995 remake didn't manage to gather the same popularity as the original. There is also a Bollywood and a Tamilian version of this movie. Audrey as Sabrina Fairchild is a treat to watch as she plays a carefree child, who matures as the movie progresses.

Regina Lampert – Charade (1963)


Another movie with a lot of remakes that failed to capture the charm of the original. Cary Grant, who had refused to star alongside Audrey on multiple occasions due to their age difference, finally gave in. Audrey awon a BAFTA for her role in this movie.

Eliza Doolittle – My Fair Lady (1964)


The transformation of an Eliza, who has a Cockney accent, to someone who could pass off as a princess is inspiring. If you always wanted to learn how the English Royalty spoke, this movie is a must watch. There are a lot of tips and tricks on learning that coveted accent. The transformation that we saw on the screen was only something Audrey could pull off. There have been numerous remakes and adaptations of this movie in numerous languages.

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