When Audrey realized photographer Shaw was just trying to accomplish in his field what she was trying to do as an artist in hers, she forgot about LIFE’s cameras watching her closely day after day. Shaw developed prints of Audrey after each session, spending his nights studying them for typical Audrey mannerisms, gestures and expressions. The series of Audrey talking on the phone - one of which ended up on the magazine’s cover - was taken when her agent called her at home. Mark’s diligence paid off: the photos truly capture Audrey’s personatily and, by the end of the shoot, she was treating him like a member of the family.
Audrey Hepburn at her Beverly Hills apartment photographed by Mark Shaw in 1953.