From family portraits to behind-the-scenes stills! Audrey Hepburn's rare photos to go on show

  • PTI, London
  • Updated: Dec 04, 2014 19:15 IST

The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK, is set to stage its first major exhibition featuring rarely seen photographs of Audrey Hepburn. The gallery has announced a new show, titled Audrey Hepburn, Portraits Of An Icon, which will feature a host of pictures from the actor's family photo album.

The exhibition will also showcase some of her personal photographs of her practising ballet as a young woman, and behind-the-scenes stills of her films. It will also include some of her most famous portraits by Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Angus McBean, Irving Penn and Norman Parkinson.

The exhibition will be held at the same address where she had one of her earliest performances in revues, at the London nightclub Ciro's.

The West End venue, renowned in its day, saw Hepburn perform in her early twenties as she was just beginning her career, with roles in Cecil Landeau's late-night productions, Petite Sauce Tartare in 1949 and Summer Nights in 1950.

The exhibition will showcase pictures taken during the shooting of some of her most famous films, as well as modelling shots and candid home photographs.

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