Audrey Hepburn, heels and wheels

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    Shot taken on Hollywood set while Hepburn was filming 'Sabrina'.

    Audrey Hepburn at Paramount Studios.

    "Ever see Audrey Hepburn on a bicycle? No, me neither. Catherine Deneuve? Nope. The very notion of either of them, surely two of the most elegant women the world has ever known, getting into the gear and clambering on board a bike is a full-frontal assault on beauty."
    Roslyn Dee, columnist, Irish Daily Mail, February 2nd 2008

    In fact, Audrey Hepburn was pretty much born on a bike. She lived in the Netherlands during part of the Second World War and rode her bike for the Dutch resistance: "I stuffed [illegal leaflets] in my woollen socks in my wooden shoes, got on my bike and delivered them."

    Bicycle history with a polemical slant:

    More on Hepburn's wartime experiences here:

    cyclotourist, anabananasplit, and 19 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. cyclotourist 53 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Bicycle, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

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