Audrey Hepburn at her Beverly Hills Apartment (1953)

In 1953 while filming the movie Sabrina, Audrey Hepburn rented an apartment on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.

During the filming, fashion photographer Mark Shaw was assigned to photograph the young actress.

Evasive at first, Hepburn became comfortable with Shaw’s presence over a two-week period and allowed him to record many of her casual and private moments.

Life published several of these photos in the December 7, 1953 issue, which also carried a Shaw cover of Hepburn.

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Audrey Hepburn, with purse in hand, reaches for the fence door knob at her Beverly Hills apartment in Los Angeles, 1953 via

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Audrey Hepburn greets photographer Mark Shaw at her rented Beverly Hills apartment during the production of Sabrina, 1953 via

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Audrey Hepburn on the phone at her rented Beverly Hills apartment during the production of Sabrina, 1953 via

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Audrey Hepburn on the phone at her rented Beverly Hills apartment during the production of Sabrina, 1953 via

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Audrey Hepburn writing a letter during the production of Sabrina at her rented Beverly Hills apartment in Los Angeles, 1953 via

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Audrey Hepburn photographed at her Los Angeles apartment listening to one of her jazz albums, 1953 via

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Audrey Hepburn photographed by Mark Shaw at her Beverly Hills apartment, 1953 via

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Audrey Hepburn reading at her Beverly Hills apartment, 1953 via

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Audrey Hepburn reading at her Beverly Hills apartment, 1953 via

Portraits by Photographer Inge Morath

Ingeborg Hermine “Inge” Morath (1923 – 2002) was an Austrian-born photographer. In 1953, she joined the Magnum Photos Agency, founded by top photographers in Paris, and became a full photographer with them in 1955. Along with Eve Arnold, she was among the first women members.  Magnum remains to this day a predominantly male organization.

Morath’s work was motivated by a fundamental humanism, shaped as much by her experience of war as by its lingering shadow over post-war Europe. In Morath’s mature work, she documents the endurance of the human spirit under situations of extreme duress, as well as its manifestations of ecstasy and joy.

In 1955, she published her first collection of photographs, a total of 30 monographs during her lifetime. Morath was also the third and last wife of playwright Arthur Miller; their daughter is screenwriter/director Rebecca Miller.

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Self-Portrait by Inge Morath, Jerusalem, 1958 via

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Inge Morath, Portrait of Anais Nin, 1959 © Inge Morath © The Inge Morath Foundation via

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Inge Morath, Gloria Vanderbilt New York, 1956 ©  Fotosammlung WestLicht, Wien via

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Jayne Mansfield in bed in Beverly Hills, Inge Morath 1959 via

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Audrey Hepburn during the production of The Unforgiven, Durango, Mexico by Inge Morath 1959 via

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Marilyn Monroe on the set of the Misfits by Inge Morath, 1960s via