It's a face-off of the Eliza Doolittles! Holding her Oscar, Julie Andrews is snapped with 'My Fair Lady' star Audrey Hepburn at the Academy Awards on April 5, 1965.
In 1964, Audrey Hepburn starred as Eliza Doolittle in the film version of 'My Fair Lady,' a musical based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalian -- about a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons and is
tutored by professor Henry Higgins. Casting Hepburn as the lead created quite the stir in Hollywood as Andrews had originated the role of Eliza on both Broadway and London's West End and was expected to nab the lead for the 1964 film adaptation. Instead Belgian-born beauty Audrey Hepburn beat her out for the role (despite the fact her singing voice had to be dubbed) of the now-famous flower girl. At that year's Academy Awards, Julie Andrews went on to win the Oscar for her performance in the family favorite 'Mary Poppins,' while Hepburn failed to be nominated in the role that Andrews had originated.