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Favorite Images of Audrey Hepburn and Pippin
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A list of my favorite images of actress Audrey Hepburn and her pet fawn Pippin, whom she nicknamed Ip.
In 1958 the British actress was making the film Green Mansions, directed by then-husband Mel Ferrer and co-starring Anthony Perkins.
In the film, Audrey plays Rima, a girl living in the Venezuelan jungle. This girl is really connected with nature and a fawn follows her everywhere.
In real life, the fawn was called Pippin and the animal trainer on the set suggested that Audrey take the fawn home with her to get to know each other so that Pippin would learn to follow her. Audrey's inner calmness was perfect and the deer thought she was her mother.
Nicknamed 'Ip', the deer would cuddle Audrey and accompany her to the supermarket in Beverly Hills. Hepburn's dog, a Yorkshire Terrier called Mr Famous, (sadly, later killed in car accident) was very jealous of the new addition to the family. The fawn slept in a custom-made bathtub.
After Green Mansions was finished (at the end of 1958), Audrey and Pippin had to part ways. Audrey was heartbroken.
She started shooting John Huston's The Unforgiven but, on January 28th 1959, Audrey was thrown from a horse and suffered two fractured vertebrae. Sadly, a few months after this accident, Audrey suffered a miscarriage and was confined to bed. She was feeling very depressed, so Mel Ferrer brought Ip to cheer her up and to keep as a pet.
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