Google Doodle honors Audrey Hepburn
On what would have been her 85th birthday, Audrey Hepburn has received a high honor: a Google Doodle.
The image was adapted from a black and white photograph taken in 1956 by Yousuf Karsh. Though the style icon inspired several potential images from the Doodle team (which you can view here), they settled on one that reflected the Breakfast at Tiffany’s actress’ beauty, grace, and humanitarian work to improve the lives of children. Behind Hepburn’s Doodle portrait are images of the legend dancing with kids.
“Finding the right solution for someone as timeless as Audrey proved a tricky task,” says artist Jennifer Hom. “Not only was she a classically beautiful actress, she also dedicated her life to philanthropy. I wanted to show both sides of her life’s work.”
Hepburn passed away in 1993 at the age of 63 from a rare type of cancer.