25 September 1954: Hepburn married her first husband, actor-director Mel Ferrer in Switzerland. Her mother, Baroness Ella van Heemstra, was unimpressed, describing him as that “frog-faced delinquent with the spindly legs.”
If ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ author Truman Capote had his way, Hollywood’s most famous sunglasses may have perched on another nose. Despite being a friend of Audrey Hepburn, he was all for Marilyn Monroe playing the lead role of Holly Golightly. But the chic, gamine Hepburn had other ideas, and her inimitable look — perfectly finished with Oliver Goldsmith ‘Manhattan’ sunglasses — became an instant fashion high-watermark. Hand-made in Italy, the specially commissioned tortoiseshell shades, with their green lenses and cats’ eye corners, still turn heads.