Had she lived, earlier this month Audrey Hepburn would have celebrated her 86th birthday.
Nevertheless, more than two decades after her death from cancer, the actress retains an iconic status – every year raking in big bucks from advertising campaigns (such as the recent Galaxy chocolate ad) and merchandise.
And now her children – two sons from her two marriages – are squabbling over her possessions: a treasure trove including posters, costumes, clothing, photographs, scripts, and awards.
Such is Audrey’s enduring popularity, the items collectively could be worth millions.
Sean Ferrer, 54, and Luca Dotti, 45, were given a 50/50 cut of their mother’s personal effects followed her death in Switzerland in January 1993.
The Roman Holiday star did not, however, specify which son would receive which items – hence the current trouble.
Apparently, the collection is now amassing dust in a storage facility in Los Angeles – and a judge will have to step in to divvy it up.
In December 2006 Audrey’s breathtaking Givenchy black dress from Breakfast At Tiffany’s was bought by an anonymous bidder for €660,000 at Christie’s in London.