Audrey and Grace – The Embodiment of Elegance
for JusJoJan – prompt: Elegance
Whenever I hear the word Elegance, I think of two women: Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. I remember watching their movies as a child and imagining myself as them. They embodied everything graceful and elegant in the world.
The first time I saw Audrey Hepburn was in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I imagined myself being in New York, dressed like Holly Golightly and living it up as portrayed in the movie. This is one of the few movies that I watch yearly. I have seen every movie she has ever been in. My second favorite movie is Sabrina with William Holden (maybe some day I will talk about my obsession with him! ha!) followed by my third favorite Roman Holiday with Gregory Peck. And who could forget her elegant role in My Fair Lady with Rex Harrison! But Audrey was so much more than just an elegant actress to me. Her humanitarian work as Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF was also handled with style and grace. In my eyes, Audrey remains one of the most elegant women in the world.
Long before Grace Kelly became Princess of Monaco, she was, in my eyes, an elegant actress. I loved her performances in Dial M For Murder and To Catch a Thief. She carried herself with style and grace in all of her performances, with the exception of her role in The Country Girl where they did their best to deglamorize her, but I still found her as elegant as ever even in that film. Her marriage to Prince Rainer III removed her from the acting world and into the role of Princess which she embraced elegantly. I sometimes wonder what roles she would have played into her 30s if she had remained an actress.
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