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Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly: 7 Quotes About Iconic Role

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"Breakfast at Tiffany's" is the movie that defined Audrey Hepburn's career. The iconic film and her character, Holly Golightly, go hand-in-hand when either come to mind. Loved as the movie is, it's making was not without controversy and speculation.

These seven quotes about Hepburn and her role in the film show why:

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1. "Paramount doubled-crossed me in every way and cast Audrey," said Truman Capote, according to Vogue Magazine. The actor was speaking in reference to the studio's casting of Hepburn as Holly Golightly in the film. Marilyn Monroe his first choice.

2. "The star is Audrey Hepburn, not Tawdry Hepburn." One of many rebuttals issued by Paramount publicists to refute claims that Hepburn was playing the role of a prostitute, according to MovieFone.

3. It was the most miscast film I've ever seen," Capote said. "Holly Golightly was a real tough character, not an Audrey Hepburn type at all." Truman Capote was expressing one of many reasons for his disapproval with Paramount's portrayal of his book, according to Turner Classic Movies.

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4. "It shows you how strong the Audrey persona is that here, 50 years later, we still don't want to believe that's what her character was." Sam Wasson, author of "Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman", says this is why the number one thing people don't know about "Breakfast At Tiffany's" is that Holly Golightly was a call girl, reports ABC News.

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"You see Holly in a little black dress in a time of florals and chintz and big, bold colors – that's a hint at what she's doing at night." Author Wasson discusses how the little black dress Hepburn wore as Holly Golightly meant one thing in the 1950s, but has now come to be synonymous with elegance and sophistication.

6. "It was as if God said, 'I'm going to give you a break now; but for the rest of your career, you're going to have to live off this one." Director Blake Edwards was referring to shooting the film's opening scene with Hepburn in front of Tiffany's on Fifth Avenue. Some reports claim crowds and a near death incident made it difficult, but Edwards said it was actually quite easy, reports MovieFone.

7. "Over my dead body!" It's not clear who said it. Some reports say Hepburn, others say it was the producers; but it was said in response to a Paramount Executive who wanted to cut the song "Moon River" from the film. It was composed with Hepburn's limited vocal range in mind.

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