7 Etiquette Mistakes Audrey Hepburn Made in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Did you notice these 7 etiquette mistakes Audrey Hepburn made in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Discover what the actress did wrong while filming. I know her role of Holly was on purpose like this and it has beautiful charm, but according to the etiquette, she made a few mistakes.
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Audrey Hepburn was glamorous, elegant and had an innocent demeanour. Starring in the hit 1960s movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the doe-eyed actress became an idol for young women around the world. One of her most famous quotes, ‘I believe, every day, you should have at least one exquisite moment.’ still inspires people today to hold their head up high, dress to impress and ooze her effortless elegance. However, the actress did make several etiquette mistakes while filming Breakfast at Tiffany’s! Find out if you noticed these 7 massive etiquette mistakes and how you can avoid making them in the future.
1: Drinking from a Paper Cup
During her party, Audrey Hepburn fails to invest in Champagne flutes for her guests and instead provides paper cups and a mix of glassware. Hosting an event with Champagne calls for elegant glasses and in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, unfortunately, Audrey Hepburn falls short of being an elegant hostess. These days you can also easily find plastic cups in a shape of champagne glass if you have a big and non-official event.
2: Whistling for a Taxi
Whistling on the side of the road is not exactly feminine or glamorous. You certainly wouldn’t see a member of a royal family doing this! When the actress puts her fingers in her mouth to whistle, this is pretty disgusting too, as she may have touched the door handle, bannister or another dirty surface. It’s best to avoid touching your mouth, nose or face while out and about to avoid germs.
3: Eating while Walking
Eating while on the go is a major etiquette mistake and a very common one. Not only does this look bad, but it can also cause problems with your digestion. When Audrey Hepburn jumps out of the cab and starts window shopping while eating her pastry, this Breakfast At Tiffany’s scene damaged her glamorous image. You should always sit down to eat and take your time. The best way of enjoying her pastry would have been to sit inside a cafe and soak up the atmosphere while eating the sweet treat.
4: Putting Her Legs Up
Lifting your legs up, resting them on a table or chair is a huge etiquette mistake, and one Audrey Hepburn is guilty of in Breakfast At Tiffany’s. While basically interrogating her neighbour and smoking indoors, she takes her masculine side a step further by putting her legs up on a table. One, this is not elegant in any way shape or form, and two, she is doing this in front of a strange man. No, Audrey, this is not cute at all! When sitting in front of a new friend, neighbour or stranger, keep your legs together and neatly tucked to the side. This is the most elegant way of sitting and is used by many celebrities and royal women to maintain decorum and prevent problems.
5: Drinking Milk from a Champagne Glass
Pouring yourself a glass of milk is not going to offend anyone but, to keep your elegance intact, you need to serve it correctly. Milk, ideally, should be served chilled in a tall glass, or warm in a mug with a cookie on the side, not in a Champagne glass (but it is original and funny). When Audrey Hepburn does this, it gives the impression that she is uneducated or just lazy.
6: Doesn’t Play Her Hostess Role
Again, during her party, Audrey Hepburn fails to live up to the hostess role and instead takes a shower while her party is in full swing. When guests arrive, she fails to greet them at the door or introduce them to each other. To be a good hostess, you must be present at all times, and you need to give your guests your full undivided attention to make sure everyone feels comfortable.
7: Arguing in Public
In the final scenes of Breakfast At Tiffany’s Audrey Hepburn is arguing with Paul in a taxi. Public arguments are not pleasant and can leave you feeling hurt, rejected and disrespected. Any disputes between a couple should be resolved in private if at all possible, to avoid embarrassment or additional pain. Words can significantly damage a relationship, and when they’re said in public, this can amplify their impact.