Our Fair Lady
The stunning photographs, published in a remarkable new book, that show actress Audrey Hepburn at work – and at play
Named as 'the man who virtually invented the photojournalistic motion picture still', Bob Willoughby (1927-2009), who took these revealing images, started to photograph the timeless film star Audrey Hepburn in 1953, describing his first meeting with her thus: 'That radiant smile hit me right between the eyes, warming me like a shot of whisky.
That instant contact she made, a remarkable gift that everyone who met her felt. She exuded some magic warmth that was hers alone... a forest creature who, before one's eyes, could transform herself into a princess'.
Audrey Hepburn: Photographs 1953-1966, Bob Willoughby, is published by TASCHEN. £44.99. TASCHEN, 12 Duke of York Square, London SW3:
Daily tip from the lady archive
“PEOPLE cannot help being influenced by their surroundings and their environment; therefore how all important it is that both of these should be healthy and cheery, for health and happiness both go hand-in-hand.”The Lady. The Blessing of Old Health, 18th November 1920