One of my favorite actresses of all time was born on May 4, 1929. Audrey Hepburn is one of the most iconic actresses of all time capturing the hearts of millions of people. To me, she is an icon who was someone who I look up to. In Breakfast at Tiffany’s she was able to capture the audience as a somewhat ditsy socialite.
The movie opens with Holly Golightly eating a bagel in front of Tiffany’s in New York City. When she returns to her apartment, she meets her new neighbor Paul. The two enter the building with Paul going to his new apartment. From there Holly invites Paul to a party that she hosts that gets a little out of hand upsetting the landlord. Paul is put off by the likes of Holly and her friends that she hangs out with. Many of them are people whom she barely knows, so they are there for the party. As the film goes on Holly and Paul get to know each other. However, some of Holly’s past gets revealed, such as her being divorced to man who still believes they are married. Things get worse for Paul and Holly, when Holly reveals that she is set to marry another man. Yet, this man leaves her when she throws a fit after she learns that her brother has passed away. Then, Holly gets arrested for her being connected in a drug ring. Although, the charges are dropped, Holly decides to leave New York for Brazil to be with a man named Jose. Leaving all of her possessions behind she tells Paul to leave her alone after throwing her cat out of a cab. As the cab pulls away, Holly realizes that she loves Paul. Once the cab has stopped, Holly grabs Paul to help her find her cat. They do so with Paul and Holly embracing in New York.
Audrey Hepburn is one of the most beloved actresses of all time. On May 4, 1929, she was born, so today would have been her eighty-seventh birthday. In the 1961 classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s, she was able to imprint herself as an icon to inspire many generations.