Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Deer Audrey

I recently found out that Audrey Hepburn had a pet fawn. Can you believe it? How stinkin' adorable is that? His name was Pippin, nicknamed Ip. According to a "New York Daily News" article by Patrick Huguenin, "Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn is still full of surprises:"

When Hepburn was making her 1959 flick "Green Mansions," directed by then-husband Mel Ferrer, the animal trainer on the set suggested that she take her on-screen sidekick, a baby deer, home with her so that he would learn to follow her.

"It was truly amazing to see Audrey with that fawn," remembers [Bob] Willoughby [photographer] in the caption alongside a photo of Pippin cuddling up to Hepburn like a lap dog as she naps on the couch. (Her pet dog, Mr. Famous, is curled in a ball at the other end of the sofa.)

"While Audrey's maid had been told about the little deer, she could not believe her eyes seeing Ip sleeping with Audrey so calmly," writes Willoughby. "She was shaking her head and just kept smiling."

all photographs by Bob Willoughby

More cute Aud and Ip pix here and here


  1. That is great random trivia. I love everything Audrey.

  2. She is one of my fave people...especially her kindness towards the less fortunate. Audrey Hepburn & her a pet fawn is the best!

  3. adorable fawn, gorgeous audrey and sweet pad!! great story!! I'll pass it on like it's my own!

  4. i did know this about her! isn't that the most amazing thing? i think this might just help in my "i want a pet panda" case. we'll see...

  5. This raises so many questions! was the dear litter trained? what happened when it got big? love these pics, and of course love audrey. i want to know more!

  6. she is the cutest ever. can you imagine grocery shopping with a fawn? adorable.

  7. unreal! these are just lovely



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