When we think of Audrey Hepburn‘s physical appearance, we don’t really think “a good mixture of defects.” Rather, we think, “absolute 100% unmatched perfection.” However, according to her son Luca Dotti, Hepburn didn’t see that (does anyone?).
For the May issue of Vanity Fair, which the late actress covers in a timeless Bud Fraker-lensed photo, Dotti reflects affectionately on his mother’s style and appearance while discussing his new book, Audrey in Rome, which includes 2,500 photos of just that, gathered from various sources.
According to Dotti, the Breakfast at Tiffany’s star “thought she had a big nose and big feet, and she was too skinny and not enough breast. She would look in the mirror and say, ‘I don’t understand why people see me as beautiful.’”
If even Audrey Hepburn thought she was weird-looking, what hope do we have? Still, we like the phrasing: “a good mixture of defects.” It has the word “good” in it, and is a lot nicer-sounding than, say, “ugly.” Maybe we’re all just a good mixture of defects?