December 2, 2015

Interesting and Funny Vintage Photos of Audrey Hepburn on a Vespa

In 1953 Audrey Hepburn made her big screen debut alongside Gregory Peck in the Hollywood flick Roman Holiday. The film featured a brief few minutes where Hepburn’s character in search of excitement hops on board a Vespa and runs amuck through the streets of Rome with flair in the way only this classy leading lady could.

Vespa’s appearance in the film may have been brief, but coupled with countless movie posters that pictured a young Hepburn riding the handlebars of the scooter against a Roman cityscape backdrop, the romance between Rome and Vespa were cemented for decades to come.

Reports from the time suggest that right after the release of Roman Holiday Vespa sold over 100,000 units as a direct result.


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