Audrey Hepburn’s script for the iconic film Breakfast at
Tiffany’s fetched more than £632,000 when it went under the
hammer – a record-breaking amount for a script sold at auction.
It was one of more than 200 of the late film star’s personal
treasures to go on sale at London auction
house Christie’s, raising more than £4 million in total.
As well as the 1961 film script, which featured her handwritten
notes and deleted scenes, Hepburn’s working script from the
1963 Warner Brothers production of My Fair Lady was also sold,
Audrey Hepburn’s personal copy of the script for the film
Breakfast at Tiffany’s has fetched more than £632,000 at
An engraved Tiffany and Co bangle, gifted to Hepburn by
director Steven Spielberg, was bought for £332,750.
But it was the style icon’s much-coveted blue satin sleep mask
with blue lace-trimmed flowers which attracted the most
With the highest number of bidders for any lot, it sold for
£6,250 – 50 times its pre-sale estimate.
Meanwhile, her three-quarter length Burberry trench coat, lined
in iconic Burberry plaid, and her two-piece Givenchy cocktail
gown of black satin, made for her 1963 film Charade, both
fetched nearly £70,000.
Fans of Hollywood glamour have snapped up mementos from the
collection of the late Audrey Hepburn at a London auction
An employee poses in front of the My Fair Lady, 1964, working
script with a reserve price of £30,000 – £50,000 during a
preview of Audrey Hepburn’s personal collection at Christie’s
auction house in central London
An auction of items from screen icon Audrey Hepburn’s
personal collection made more than £5million at auction
An employee poses in front of a black satin cocktail gown
adorned with feathers by Givenchy Couture, with a reserve
price of £50,000 – £80,000
An online sale, featuring a further 227 lots, is currently
open for bidding. A monogrammed powder compact Ciardetti,
Firenze, 1950s, had a reserve price of £2,000 – £3,000
More than 12,000 people visited the public exhibition of the
collection ahead of the sale, while the live auction itself
drew bidders from 46 countries across six continents.
An online sale, featuring a further 227 lots, is currently open
‘We have been utterly delighted with the overwhelming response
to the personal collection of Audrey Hepburn,’ said Adrian
Hume-Sayer, head of sale and director of private collections at
‘She is one of the greatest icons in the history of film and
the incredible result so far … is a testament to her enduring
More of the actress’s clothes, shoes and jewellery form part of
the online auction, as well as a preliminary script for the
1951 play Gigi and several publicity photographs.
More than 12,000 people visited the public exhibition.
Pictured: A script for the film ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’
owned by the iconic actress Audrey Hepburn
Luca Dotti right, and Sean Hepburn-Ferrer, sons of the iconic
actress Audrey Hepburn, stand by some of their mother’s
possessions at Christie’s auction house in London
A two-piece Givenchy cocktail dress worn by the iconic
actress Audrey Hepburn in the party scene in the film
‘Charade’ is displayed at Christie’s auction house in London