Audrey Hepburn is known as being one of the most remarkable, highly respected people in the world with her breathtaking performances on-screen, humanitarian work, beauty, and of course, iconic fashion of the 20th century. Not only is she a woman that strikes beautifully in her fashion masterpieces and movies, but her love for the world in helping humanity is wonderfully touching.
Born in Belgium to an English father and Dutch mother, Hepburn started her early career as a ballet dancer as a child and later moved onto musical theatre. She finally got her break acting in movie productions. One of Hepburn’s famous film hits was the classical “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” This classic masterpiece is one of my all time favorites and Audrey Hepburn shines gracefully on-screen with her strong, powerful performance as Holly Golightly, a naïve eccentric woman in this 1961 romantic comedy film. She mentioned that this was an extremely challenging role for her since she is considered an introvert, and required to play an extroverted woman.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s begins the film with Holly Golightly (played by Audrey Hepburn) on a early fall morning with Holly coming out of a taxi cab and walks to the Tiffany’s jewelry store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. While gazing in awe at the beautiful jewelry displayed on the window at Tiffany’s, Holly eats a pastry toast and drinks coffee. After admiring the window displays of jewelry’s, she walks home. At her apartment, Holly turns down a date from the previous night, but takes the $50 from her date since it was a tip for the powder room attendant at a club they attended. Thinking her date displayed obnoxious behavior; Holly ditches her date and takes $50. She is awakened by a new tenant the very next morning named Paul Varjak ringing her door bell. She chats with Paul briefly while getting dressed for her visit to the Sing Sing prison. Holly earns her money weekly at this prison by chatting with an incarcerated mob boss named Sally Tomato just by having a conversation. She later sees Paul’s decorator hand him money and give him a kiss goodbye. They began a conversation by Paul explaining that he is a writer who hasn’t been published for awhile. Paul later attends a party that Holly is hosting and meets some of her interesting guests.
Paul starts to write again and begins to write a story about Holly. During one scene when Holly is at her window sill singing “Moon River,” Paul hears her sing. Then Paul’s decorator bursts into his apartment with concerns about a strange man outside. Paul catches up to the man outside who introduces himself as Doc, who claims to be Holly’s husband. He tells Paul he was in town to find Holly to take her home with him where he thinks it is right for her. Holly tells Doc that she will not be returning home with him at all. She then tells Paul that her marriage is over with Doc finding out he was already married and talks openly about her brother being in the army. Holly finds out later through a telegram that her brother passed away. Towards the end of the movie, Holly spends the night in jail in some sort of connection with Sally Tomato’s drug ring. She is set to leave for Brazil the next morning. Holly meets Paul in the taxi cab and explains she will be leaving for good. Paul is frustrated and puts a ring onto her lap that he engraved for her from Tiffany’s. Realizing what she has done, Holly quickly stops the taxi and runs after Paul both finding her cat and embracing at the end. This is a touching romantic comedy based on two people destined to be together through some trial and errors of hardships, but finding bliss with one another.