For those of you who googled 'Hepburn' and 'Vespa' and expected Audrey, here you go:
But - not from Roman Holiday as a few other websites state. That movie takes place in, well, Rome. The license on this scooter is British, and if this is not a one-way street, those cars in the background are driving on the left side of the road. Besides, this Vespa is newer and a different model than the one from the movie seen here:
Nor is it the one from another Audrey Hepburn film - this one from 1957 and co-starring Gary Cooper, Love in the Afternoon. This time the Vespa is plying the streets of Paris, but Audrey is not driving:
Love in the Afternoon is not as scooterific as Roman Holiday is however. In fact, the only other scooter you'll see is this Lambretta LC 125 posing with a late '30s Citroen Traction Avant and a couple of back-to-back Renault 4CVs - and both scooter shots are in the first five minutes of the movie:
So, does anyone know where/when/why the top photo was taken?
Audrey Hepburn trivia: After she completed dance school in 1944, Audrey Hepburn formed a dance troupe. She secretly funneled all the proceeds to the Dutch Underground.