Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema. However she always considered her role as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador her greatest role.
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It’s all Marni Nixon singing, apart from the bits where Eliza is actually saying the phrases (which is Audrey but that’s not exactly singing). Sadly I don’t think her version of the song exists, but I’m sure she recorded it! The only songs with Audrey versions that I know of are the ones linked in this post. She is adorable indeed, but isn’t she just in every film?! :)
I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long to reply to this message, but I’ve been ill all week and haven’t had the time/energy to search through my books for information! But I’m back now so hopefully I can answer your question. :)
I haven’t really heard anything about Rex being really horrible to Audrey but here is a passages from the biography by Barry Paris (that I’m currently reading) that suggest he was resentful of Audrey at first:
The sympathetic tone contained a certain amount of crocodile tears. Harrison, in fact, was in no mood to accommodate his “new” Eliza after discovering that, at $250,000, his salary was only a quarter of hers. In his opinion, it was he who had been responsible for the stage (and potential film) success of My Fair Lady, and he was incensed by the inequity. Even Cukor was getting more that himself ($300,000). Though he was hostile to Audrey at first, their relationship gradually warmed as he realised that her difficulties would enable him to dominate the film.
Here is another passage from the biography by Charles Higham which suggests exactly the same thing:
At first, Harrison was his very English self and he was greatly irritated by the squabbles of Beaton and Cukor. He had been quite insouciant toward Julie Andrews during the stage production; and although he was on his best behaviour with Audrey, and even strove to be charming to her, it was hard for him to relate to her. She melted him finally by mentioning that she had know his late wife, Kay Kendall, at the Marie Rambert Ballet School and by giving him a red bicycle to ride around on with a special basket for his script.
He also used to swear a lot on set which apparently upset Audrey, but that’s as much as I can find in regards to him treating Audrey badly. I’m pretty sure he ended up adoring Audrey (as most of her co-stars did!) and when he won his Best Actor Oscar for his performance in My Fair Lady, he dedicated it to his “two fair ladies” (Audrey and Julie Andrews). You’re right that Audrey didn’t enjoy filming My Fair Lady all that much but it was down to long hours under hot lighting, stress from her personal life, early/long hours in makeup and the whole dubbing issue - not because of Rex!