Fans flocked to Audrey Hepburn’s auction at Christie’s in London, U.K.. They were treated to seeing some of Hepburn’s wonderful personal items and collectibles from her film career. The memorabilia earned a cool $6.2 million for her sons, Luca Dotti and Sean Hepburn Ferrer.
Hepburn was one of the most well-known and beloved actresses from Hollywood’s Golden Age. She is considered one of the select few who during her career in entertainment was awarded an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award and also a Tony Award. In her later life, she dedicated time to charitable works. Hepburn became a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF to help the poor in Africa, South America and Asia.
The London auction included almost 500 lots of items personally owned by Hepburn. Some of the items considered highly prized by fans included clothing, movie scripts and jewelry.
A live auction was held at the Christie’s King Street location and an online sale was created for fans to enjoy.
A prized memento which received tremendous attention from bidders was Audrey Hepburn’s own copy of the “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” movie script. This film created her reputation as a classic fashion icon. The script sold price 632,750 pounds, seven times more than its original pre-sale estimated price.
Just imagine how exciting it would be to own something by a celebrity you admire. Many fans loved Hepburn, not only for her phenomenal acting career but also for her great charitable works.
Some of Hepburn’s costumes from films and personal items were also up for bidding. Hepburn wore a stunning black satin Givenchy cocktail gown in the 1963 film “Charade” which sold for 68,750 pounds.
Director Steven Spielberg gave her a Tiffany bangle, inscribed with the words “you are my ‘inspiration’” that sold for 332,750 pounds. Hepburn’s lovely Burberry trench coat sold to a bidder for 68,750 pounds.
Audrey Hepburn was the star of many films that are now considered to be classic movies, such as “Roman Holiday,” “My Fair Lady” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” She passed away in 1993 at the age of 63.