Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Emma Roberts as Audrey Hepburn

I'm eating dinner right now (a bit early, but I'm hungry! I'll have dinner again in a few hours), and while I eat I like to surf the web. It beats TV. Anyway, after clicking around I found that Glamour magazine has done a 2009 American Legends series, where they take girls and women they think are going to be big this year and make them into American legends. There's athletes, musicians and entertainers, and I was just beginning to think, "Oh, they won't include Audrey, she wasn't American," when I hit page 5 and saw this:


Instantly recognizable as a scene from Funny Face, right? Or do I just know my Audrey movies too well? ;) There's a small blurb from Glamour and Miss Emma herself:

OK, she was born in Belgium, but Hepburn became one of the most beloved American movie stars. Her sharp, sensitive turn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s made the film a must-see for women of all ages, while the late actress’s elegant style continues to inspire women to this day.

“She was so simply beautiful. And she loved charity work, something even more beautiful about her.”—Emma Roberts, 18, of this month’s big-screen drama Lymelife, reenacting a scene from the 1957 musical Funny Face

Any thoughts? I know Emma doesn't look like Audrey (in fact, I think she's nearly the spitting image of her aunt Julia), and I don't know if she's a fan, but it's still nice to see Audrey represented as a women's icon, and especially nice to see a fresh face made up as her.

10 comments:

Charity Childs-Gevero said...
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The Fabulous Audrey Hepburn said...

Thank you, sweets! Of course you're already a friend of Fab Audrey. :) And while Emma's outfit isn't an exact replica from the movie, it is pretty freaking cute. I would never complain if it magically appeared in my closet. ;)

signora dotti said...

I wish Americans would stop trying to stick an American flag on her.

sarah said...

i think emma is a really cute young star, and this photo is adorable! funny face is my most favorite audry movie, so i was happy to see it represented!! :) that whole article was very interesting!

Emily Atkinson said...

Americans aren't necessarily trying to "stick an American flag on her." Just take a look at the American population: we boast a high number of nationalities. America is a land of diversity. We merely appreciate her as a strong, kindhearted woman whom women and girls across the world can look up to and hope to be like someday.

MoonSpinner said...

Oh this was cute, I agree I don't think she really looks like Audrey but she was adorable in the photo. I've added you to my blogroll, I love this blog!

Ankit said...

Nice to see new posts. Hoping that things are fine/better.

Anonymous said...

Darling photo, but the heels look so out of place for being an Audrey imitation! Audrey was hired by an American production company, and acted primarily for American theater (live and film). That's good enough to classify her as an American icon, I think.

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