According to various outlets, Rooney Mara is reported to be taking on the role of legendary actress Audrey Hepburn in a new biopic for Apple. The two-time Oscar nominee will also be producing the film for Apple, with “Call Me By Your Name’s” Luca Guadagnino slated to direct.
While details of the movie are scarce, there’s no doubt that there’s an interesting story there to tell. Belgium-born Hepburn grew up in the Netherlands during World War II when the Germans occupied the country. After the war, her family would move to Amsterdam, where she studied ballet while also working to help support her family. Her first leading role was Princess Ann in 1953’s “Roman Holiday,” for which she would pick up an Oscar, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award.
Audrey would later become the muse of French designer Hubert de Givenchy and made the little black dress famous when she starred in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Eventually, she became an undisputed style icon. Ahead, take a look at some of the “Funny Face” actress’ chicest looks and how they compare to Rooney Mara’s own style.
In a photo from 1952, Hepburn can be seen in Rome with her then-fiancé James Hanson. She wore a simple black dress cinched at the waist with a belt and black patent leather pumps featuring an almond toe.
On another occasion a year later in Rome, she stepped out with Hanson wearing a white patterned frock with black buttons down the bodice and a belted waist. Again, she donned black heels, but this time they were topped with a subtle bow.
Like Hepburn, Mara also appears to be drawn to elegant black dresses and classic black pumps. For the 2021 Gotham Awards in New York on Nov. 29, she opted for a black tiered beaded gown with pointy black ankle-strap stilettos.
The 36-year-old actress also hit the red carpet at the British Academy Film and Television Awards in London in a show-stopping black gown with poofy sleeves, sheer detailing and a full-length skirt. She paired the look with pointy black stilettos.
Flip through the gallery for more of Audrey Hepburn’s iconic style.