Regina Lampert: Classic Movie Characters with Kickass Confidence

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’s 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.

Audrey Hepburn in CharadeAudrey Hepburn as Regina Lampert in Charade (1963 director Stanley Donen)

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!

–Michelle Kerrigan for Classic Movie Hub


Michelle Kerrigan is an expert in workplace performance who helps clients achieve success by developing the skills they need to increase their confidence. She shares “Classic Movie Characters with Kickass Confidence” because each of them has inspired her. She hopes that they inspire you too. For more about Michelle, follow @MKerriganInc or visit


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One Response to Regina Lampert: Classic Movie Characters with Kickass Confidence

  1. Annmarie, I’m delighted to see you love CHARADE as much as my family and I do! Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant are a delightful May-December romance, and I love that soignee Hepburn is the one doing to wooing, in her own witty, charming way! Swell post!

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