Winter in the Eternal City provides the best chance to soak up the history without all the hassle. At least that's the theory
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Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson
Vintage prints of the stars of Hollywood's 'Golden Age' will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery from 7 July.
In 1953, a relatively unknown British actress going by the name of Audrey Hepburn arrived back in Hollywood after making Roman Holiday alongside Gregory Peck. After a tiring day of publicity shots for the film that would earn her an Oscar, she retired to a studio car where one more photograph was taken to capture her elfin beauty.
She has ingratiated herself with the nation's youth through her role as the somewhat unhinged Professor Sybil Trelawney in the Harry Potter films, but now actress Emma Thompson has had something of a swipe at the Muggle population of her own alma mater.
From Bardot's Breton tops to Barbarella's sci-fi chic, some fashion references can feel too familiar. Carola Long finds inspiration in a new volume of truly original images
Breakfast At Tiffany's star Audrey Hepburn was named the most beautiful woman of the past century today, beating stars such as Cheryl Cole and Angelina Jolie.
As a new film reminds us, he was a polio survivor from the suburbs and not much of a musician.
Marie Helvin says she has been on a diet all her life but judging from a close look at her, it's surely been worth it. Still fabulous at 57, Helvin is in the process of decluttering her life, and to that end is auctioning off many of her clothes and dresses, including the Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche wedding outfit from her 1975 marriage to David Bailey. A photograph included in the lot shows the couple with their witnesses: Tina and Michael Chow, Michael Roberts and Cathy Damon, another supermodel of the day. A little piece of fashion history with an estimated value of £300 -500.
Sir Bernard Ashley was the husband and business partner of the fashion and design legend Laura Ashley, who lent her name to the still-famous range of clothes, furniture and furnishings. In terms of a brand, Laura and Sir Bernard were a dream team: she the sensitive, creative designer who changed the look of millions of women and millions of homes; he the driven entrepreneur, ever intent on aggressive expansion of the business.
Tall and dashing, the actor-director Mel Ferrer was once described as having "the elegantly removed air of a Renaissance nobleman". The air of detachment may have contributed to his failure to become a major star, though in the Fifties he played several leading roles with flair and charisma.