I am a frequent guest contributor on Classic Movie Hub about classic movie characters with kickass confidence. Each of these characters has inspired me. I hope that they inspire you too.
This post is about Regina Lampert, portrayed by Audrey Hepburn in Charade:
Adam Canfield: “Oh, you should see your face.”
Regina Lampert: “What’s the matter with it?”
Adam Canfield: “It’s lovely.”
“Lovely” goes right to the heart of this character in this wonderful comedy / mystery / romance.
It is Audrey Hepburn, after all.
And, in Regina Lampert, Ms. Hepburn gives us one character with kickass confidence who is witty, poised, charming, and well…lovely, even in the face of murder and intrigue.
Here is a woman who is chased by everyone—the villains, the police, the government–-and can still hold her own and keep a sense of humor as she dashes about Paris in kitten heels and Givenchy. Classy and wry, our heroine sidesteps danger while in hot pursuit of becoming the next Mrs. Canfield, or Mrs. Joshua, or Mrs. Crookshank.
Charade is one of my all-time favorite movies, and Regina Lampert one of my most-admired characters. I can see that lovely face right now and hear: “Oh, I love you, Adam, Alex, Peter, Brian, whatever your name is, I love you! I hope we have a lot of boys and we can name them all after you!”
You go, girl!
Copyright 2014 Michelle Kerrigan