Behind the scenes: Funny Face

Evocative shots that take us back to Paris in 1956, where Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire are filming on location for the musical romance Funny Face – back in cinemas from 28 February.

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Audrey Hepburn on location for Funny Face in 1956 in a perfectly accessorised yellow print dress

Audrey Hepburn on location for Funny Face in 1956 in a perfectly accessorised yellow print dress

Funny Face is back in cinemas, including an extended run at BFI Southbank, from 28 February.

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Contact print showing Hepburn dancing. Hepburn plays a Greenwich Village bookshop clerk who is discovered by style photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) and whisked off to Paris on a fashion shoot

Contact print showing Hepburn dancing. Hepburn plays a Greenwich Village bookshop clerk who is discovered by style photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) and whisked off to Paris on a fashion shoot

Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn at the Eiffel Tower, where the climax to the song ‘Bonjour Paris’ was filmed

Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn at the Eiffel Tower, where the climax to the song ‘Bonjour Paris’ was filmed

Kay Thompson (who plays magazine editor Maggie Prescott), Astaire and Hepburn dancing underneath the Eiffel Tower

Kay Thompson (who plays magazine editor Maggie Prescott), Astaire and Hepburn dancing underneath the Eiffel Tower

Astaire and Hepburn chat on the set for a boho Parisian café

Astaire and Hepburn chat on the set for a boho Parisian café

Hepburn’s personal makeup artist Wally Westmore applies her mascara. He was known to separate each of her eyelashes with a sewing pin so that the results would look more defined on camera. Westmore also worked with Hepburn on Roman Holiday (1953) and Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Hepburn’s personal makeup artist Wally Westmore applies her mascara. He was known to separate each of her eyelashes with a sewing pin so that the results would look more defined on camera. Westmore also worked with Hepburn on Roman Holiday (1953) and Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

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Hepburn and Astaire chat over coffee

Hepburn and Astaire chat over coffee

Hepburn and Astaire on location at the Eiffel Tower

Hepburn and Astaire on location at the Eiffel Tower

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