Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn‘s name is synonymous with style and class. Roughly 13 years after her death, the Breakfast at Tiffany’s star is still revered as an icon.

The classically beautiful Hepburn started small in the acting biz back in 1951, when she took on small roles. It was two years later when she appeared in the popular, Roman Holiday, that she could actually be called a “star.” She was in a string of other popular films including 1961’s adored Breakfast at Tiffany’s, where she starred as the lovable Holly Golightly. Her role was so memorable that Hepburn’s LBD even became famous — it’s arguably one of the most famous little black dresses ever.

Through interviews, appearances and acting roles, Hepburn frequently dished out advice on how to live life to the fullest (a la Golightly perhaps?). These are my favorite Audrey Hepburn quotes about life, affection and the pursuit of happiness:

8. Fairy tales do exist.

Audrey Hepburn Fairy Tales

7. Everything is possible.

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5. Sometimes we just need affection.

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4. Always make time to laugh.

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3. Beauty is more than skin deep.

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2. Happiness is the best makeup.

Audrey Hepburn Happy Girls

1. Elegance is key.

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Happy birthday, Audrey Hepburn. You will always be one of Hollywood’s classiest ladies. To celebrate her impact on film and fashion, consider making a donation to the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund

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