London: The National Portrait Gallery is to stage its first major exhibition featuring rarely-seen photographs of Audrey Hepburn.
The gallery has announced a new show entitled 'Audrey Hepburn, Portraits of an Icon', which will feature a host of pictures from the actress? family photo album, reported Daily Telegraph.
As well as personal photographs of her practising ballet as a young woman and behind-the-scenes of her films, it will also include some of her most famous portraits by Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Angus McBean, Irving Penn and Norman Parkinson.
The exhibition will be held on the same site as one of her earliest performances in showbusiness, in revues at the London nightclub Ciro's.
The West End venue, renowned in its day, saw Hepburn perform in her early 20s as she was just beginning her career, with roles in Cecil Landeau's late-night production 'Petite Sauce Tartarein' 1949 and 'Summer Nights' in 1950.
The exhibition will showcase pictures taken during the shooting of some of her most famous films, as well as modelling shots and candid home photographs.