Audrey Hepburn was an influencer long before we had even coined the term. With her bold brows, almond-shaped eyes, and commitment to always being elegant and stylish, the Breakfast at Tiffany’s star embodied glamour and elegance. In honour of the late award-winning actress’ birthday, which falls on May 4, GRAZIA rounded up seven of her favourite beauty products you can still purchase to this day.
krigler English Promenade 19 perfume
This citrus-floral scent is inspired by the Italian Riviera. Hepburn loved fragrance, and this was an early signature scent of hers, worn during the filming of We Go to Monte Carlo. With notes of orange flower, oriental neroli, and fresh grapefruit, it’s a delightful fragrance perfect for spritzing on day-to-day.
Philip Kingsley ElasticiSer Pre-Shampoo Treatment
In 1974, after years of treatment and styling on set, Hepburn had damaged hair and asked the British hair and scalp specialist for help restoring her hair to its bouncy, beautiful, healthy origins. She was thrilled with the results and had jars of the cult-favourite product sent to her home in Switzerland for years.
Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar
Hepburn famously said, “I owe 50 percent of my beauty to my mother and the other 50 percent to Erno Laszlo.” She attributed her clear, gorgeous skin tone to this charcoal-coloured soap. It uses mineral-rich Dead Sea mud to fight blemishes and clear the skin’s appearance leaving it feeling purified but not stripped.
Estée Lauder Pure ColoUr Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Hepburn was a massive fan of Estée Lauder products, writing in a letter, “I start and end my day with you.” One of the baby pinks Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s was rumoured to be a Lauder shade— either the now-discontinued Mocha Pink, or the above lipstick in colour 260, Eccentric.
Givenchy ‘L’Interdit’ Eau de Toilette Spray
French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy developed this fragrance in 1957 for Hepburn, commissioning perfumer Francis Fabron to design it specifically for her. It wasn’t available to the public for purchase until the 1960s. It has notes of musk, orange blossom, white poppy, and tuberose.
Tweezerman Folding LashComb
Hepburn’s makeup artist, Alberto de Rossi, famously separated each of her lashes with a safety pin after swiping on mascara. If the idea of using a safety pin that close to your eye makes you nervous, try a lash comb like this one.
Creed Spring Flower Fragrance
Creed’s Spring Flower fragrance, a musky but fresh, flirty fragrance, was originally formulated for the actress in 1951. It didn’t officially hit the beauty aisle for the public to purchase until 1996.