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Audrey Hepburn, cycle and dog chic, 1957

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."


More on her wartime experiences here:

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Taken on September 7, 2007