Yes I’m pretty sure Audrey did have low self esteem but I can’t quite remember where I read that though. Here’s some extracts from my books which show that she was:
"A couple of days after Beaton had photographed Audrey in some of the dresses worn in the film by women extras, she handed the designer a bunch of roses with a note attached: ‘Dearest CB: ever since I can remember I have always so badly wanted to be beautiful. Looking at those photographs last night I saw that, for a short time at least, I am - all because of you". This was no ‘isn’t she modest’ ploy/ She was acutely conscious that she was plank thin, that her eyes were huge, that her eyebrows flew away into the air, that her nose was too big and her teeth too crooked. ‘I’m so ugly,’ she told a lady reporter, ‘that I’ve never become used to myself; it’s still a complex with me’"
"When asked about the ‘old’ Audrey Hepburn, the actress grew thoughtful. ‘I’ve often been depressed and deeply disappointed in myself,’ she confessed. ‘I hated myself at certain periods. I was too tall, or maybe just plain too ugly."
However I think she did have some self confidence within her as this extract shows:
"For all her docility and politesse, Audrey could be stubborn. During the ballroom scene, for example, she wore a low-cut gown that revealed her clavicle, upper ribs and hyoid bone. ‘She really had no breasts - she was a model and very thin,’ recalled Cardiff. ‘I suggested she wear a necklace or something with this low cut dress, but she said, 'Jack, I'm just me. I am what I am, and I haven't done too badly like this.'”
Sorry if this isn’t the best answer, but it’s what I could find in my biographies!
Audrey Hepburn during rehearsals for Funny Face, 1956.
Marilyn Monroe during the filming of River Of No Return in Canada photographed by John Vachon, August 1953.
Marilyn Monroe during the filming of Something’s Got To Give, August 1962.
I hardly anything about them and I definitely need to watch more of their films (I’ve only seen 2 of Elizabeth’s oops!). I do like them both from what I’ve seen of theirs/read and I like old hollywood in general so I really want to learn more about all the stars!
Adurey Hepburn with Mr Famous during the filming of The Nun’s Story photographed by Leo Fuchs, 1958.
Decided that when I have some spare time from revising for my exams (which I really need to do as they’re three weeks away!) audreyandmarilyn will have a complete blog revamp! I’m thinking of doing a new theme (even though I love my current one - what do you guys think I should do?) and I’ve got some really cool ideas for some new pages! I hope when it’s done that you all appreciate and like what I’ve done to it!