From the Back Cover
Assembled by Audrey Hepburn's son Luca Dotti, Audrey in Rome is an intimate collection of almost two hundred candid photographs of the beloved actress and much-imitated style icon during the twenty-year period she made Rome her home.
A private album of rare snapshots—many never published before—of Audrey Hepburn in her everyday life as a citizen of the Eternal City, Audrey in Rome is a treasure for every fan of her films and her impeccable, timeless style. With an introduction by Dotti that reveals Audrey's private side and three photo-filled chapters organized by decade, the book captures the actress as she strolls around the city alone and with family and friends, walks her Yorkie, Mr. Famous, has breakfast in Piazza Navona, visits the local florist, and more. The book also contains set photographs of the films she made during her Rome years (Roman Holiday, War and Peace, The Nun's Story, Breakfast at Tiffany's) and of the famous clothes and accessories that helped create her iconic look. Irresistible as the actress herself, Audrey in Rome opens the door to Hepburn's personal world.
About the Author
Luca Dotti is the son of Audrey Hepburn and Italian psychiatrist Dr. Andrea Dotti. Luca is a graphic designer and also works with his brother, Sean Hepburn Ferrer, at the Audrey Hepburn’s Children’s Fund. Founded in 1994 in honor of their mother, the fund helps children in need around the world. Dotti lives in Rome with his wife and three children.
Ludovica Damiani works and writes for cinema and theater. From 2003 to 2006 she was assistant director of the press office at the Venice Film Festival. She is the author of the books Set in Venice and Set in Cortina, the first two volumes in a series about cities as cinematographic sets. She has written and produced plays as tributes to Luchino Visconti and Federico Fellini that have been performed in theaters in Rome, Milan, Venice, Paris, Moscow, and New York. She is currently the communications and project-development manager for the Rome-based film production company, Wildside. She also serves as an editorial consultant for the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund.
Sciascia Gambaccini is fashion director at Vanity Fair Italy. She has worked as a fashion director at Italian Vogue, Interview, Marie Claire, Jane and A. She has also been a fashion editor at Lei, Per Lui, and Harper’s Bazaar. She is a resident of Milan and New York City.