If Audrey Hepburn were alive today we would see a virtual benefit of her classic films with Steven Spielberg, Emmy Rossum, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Hyland, podcast recordings, & humanitarian work

Written by: Emily Mae Heller – May 5th, 2020 11:19pm pst

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PTN If Alive Series: What if Audrey Hepburn Were Alive Today?

The movie artists, entertainers and celebrities whose work and whose personas inspire us stay with us well beyond their passing and add to our life’s supply of beauty.  They can seem like old friends to us or members of the family. In these trying times, Popcorn Talk takes comfort in the abiding presence of these art angels. We can’t help but wonder how they would react to society in the time of COVID-19 and what joyful wonders they would create in quarantine. What fresh perspectives would they give us on the now?  Our Popcorn Talk ‘If Alive” series continues today wondering ‘What If Audrey Hepburn Were Alive?’ 

Holly Golightly, Princess Ann, Sabrina Fairchild, Jo Stockton, Natasha Rostova… all iconic characters from Audrey Hepburn’s legendary film career. 

During these difficult times, many of us are finding ourselves rewatching some of our favorite tv shows and movies. Picking up some classic Hollywood films that defined an era and stole our hearts is the perfect escape for many of us. 

One of the iconic leading ladies of Hollywood that continues to inspire is Audrey Hepburn. She not only graced the stage and screen, but her classic look and beauty, incredible talent, heartwarming journey to stardom, and humanitarian work for hunger relief is extraordinary. As a survivor of war, she leapt onto the Hollywood and Broadway scene in Roman Holiday and Gigi on Broadway that captured audiences’ hearts and skyrocketed her career. 

(Source: IMDB – Breakfast at Tiffany’s)

In honor of Audrey Hepburn’s birthday this week, I recommend picking up My Fair Lady, Sabrina, Charade, Roman Holiday, Funny Face, The Nun’s Story or Breakfast at Tiffany’s and getting reacquainted with the iconic characters that we hold so dear. She also was a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and helped with food relief and other medical humanitarian aid in Ethiopia, Turkey, Venezuela and all over the globe and worked tirelessly for the organization that helped her so much post-World War II. 

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As I reflect on her life, I wonder what she would be doing today during this time of need for so many. If Audrey Hepburn were with us today, I can see it now, that the biggest and most gracious star would want to give to others first. 

She would host a UNICEF relief film showcase in partnership with the American Film Institute that would highlight the classic movies of her career with a Q&A session with Steven Spielberg who was the director of Always. She would be joined by other film and tv actresses that have portrayed her in films including Emmy Rossum, Sarah Hyland, Jessica Love Hewitt, with all proceeds going to UNICEF and humanitarian aid around the world. 

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In addition, Audrey would narrate her favorite children’s books or stories for a podcast or another spoken world album benefiting the humanitarian aid needed during this time. Just like she did in the 1950’s, with the radio stories for UNICEF with Bing Crosby, Kirk Douglas, Deborah Kerr, and Shirley Booth where they retold stories of war. She could also open up and share even more about her life as a fashion icon with Hubert de Givenchy’s fashion and brand. 

This week I’m going to pick up my favorite film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, cuddle with my Cat, enjoy an evening in and donate to UNICEF in honor of Audrey Hepburn. She would do the same. 

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About The Author:

Emily Mae Heller is an Emmy-nominated film, tv, live events, and theatre producer, born and raised in Los Angeles with a deep passion for storytelling, sports, and entertainment.

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