Audrey Hepburn Returns to Screens in New Chocolate Ad

20 years after the iconic actress passed away, Hepburn graces screens once again to promote a British brand of chocolate - all thanks to the magic of CGI.

By Colin Bertram
|  Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013  |  Updated 3:54 PM EDT
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Screen icon Audrey Hepburn is back onscreen in a new ad for chocolate - 20 years after the "Funny Face" actress passed away.

Using state of the art CGI technology, Hepburn appears posthumously in a commercial spot for U.K. chocolate brand Galaxy.

In the clip which is set during the 1950s on Italy's Amalfi coast, a young Hepburn is seen seated on a commuter bus that is stuck in traffic due to an over-turned fruit cart. As the Oscar-winning song "Moon River" - the theme to perhaps her most famous film, "Breakfast at Tiffany's" - plays in the background, Hepburn eyes a handsome stranger in a convertible Mercedes that has pulled alongside.

In the vein of classic Hollywood romance, Hepburn ditches the bus for the proffered ride from the handsome and mysterious driver.

Hepburn's sons control her estate and authorized the use of her image for the spot, according to The Independent. Sean Ferrer and Luca Dotti issued a press release saying their mother would be "proud" of the advertisement, adding that she "often spoke about her love of chocolate and how it lifted her spirit".


 

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