Audrey Hepburn photographed with her pet fawn, Pippin, at Gelson’s supermarket, Beverly Hills c. 1958.
In 1958, Audrey was shooting the film Green Mansions. In the film, Audrey plays Rima, a girl living in the Venezuelan jungle. Her character is really connected with nature, and a fawn follows her everywhere. The animals trainer suggested that Audrey take Pippin home with her to get to know each other. The actress nicknamed her ‘Ip’ and started taking care of her. For example, she mixed pabulum and milk and fed her with a baby bottle, and also slept in a bathtub made specially to accommodate its long legs and lithe body. Soon, the animal was following her everywhere. As the deer grew bigger, it was clear they had formed a relationship that would be remembered far longer than the film. Pippin would go everywhere with Audrey, reportedly causing Mr. Famous, her pet Yorkshire Terrier, to become jealous!
📷Photo by Bob Willoughby