With no doubt, Audrey’s role in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” provided the 20th century with one of its biggest icons. The high hairdo, long cigarette holder, and pitch-black sunglasses all contribute to forming this epochal character. The sunglasses were remodeled in 2011, and the little black dress was sold at an auction for almost a million dollars.
Even the glamourous yellow diamond neckless Audrey wore in the movie was polished up and returned to the spotlight in 2019.
Not All Prefer Blondes
Audrey Hepburn wasn't Truman Capote's first choice for the role of Holly Golightly in the iconic movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961). Capote felt at the time that Maryline Monroe would be the best one for the part. He wanted a big name with a big bust to take the role. Little did he know that Hepburn would be the one to make his movie grand.
The movie grasped numerous nominations and awards including best music, best actress in a leading role (Hepburn), best screenplay, outstanding directional achievements, and more. Hepburn experienced the taste of success in the limelight and she had no intentions of quitting.
Little White Dress
Only a few Hollywood actresses have reached the heights that Audrey Hepburn achieved. After "Breakfast at Tiffany's", she was everywhere. At the premiere of the movie, she arrived in a little white dress looking more stunning than ever, emphasizing the fine border between Holly Golightly and Audrey Hepburn.
Audrey was at her peak and the offers for more movie roles kept pouring in. She was very private about her personal life and very few people actually knew what was going on behind the scenes.
The Holy Trinity
So, how are Audrey, Tiffany, and Lady Gaga related? At the 2019 Academy Awards, Lady Gaga shone. Not because she was nominated for two Oscars, but because of the piece of jewelry she wore. Lady Gaga walked out on stage wearing a yellow diamond necklace, worth more than 20 million dollars.
The necklace was the same one Audrey appeared in her iconic movie "Breakfast at tiffany's" however the design of the necklace was slightly modernized to fit the time and age. Remarkably, Audrey's legacy and portrait are still kicking.
Singing by the River
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" won the award for best music in motion picture and it didn't just happen by chance. Composer Henry Mancini said that he wrote the song "Moon River" especially suiting it to Hepburn's character. He added that out of all covers and versions of this song — and there are over 500 versions — the Breakfast at Tifanny's one is the best of them all.
Over the years, "Moon River" became the theme opening song for the "Andy Williams Show", Bary Manilo has his own cover and Frak Sinatra too gave the song his own style. Judy Garland and Louis Amstrong are known for covering the song but no matter who put their voice to those lyrics, "Moon River" will always be sacred to Audrey.