Going for a song? Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast at Tiffany's script sold at auction

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Audrey Hepburn's script for the iconic film Breakfast at Tiffany's fetched more than £632,000 when it went under the hammer - a record-breaking amount for a script sold at auction.

It was one of more than 200 of the late film star's personal treasures to go on sale at London auction house Christie's, raising more than £4 million in total.

As well as the 1961 film script, which featured her handwritten notes and deleted scenes, Hepburn's working script from the 1963 Warner Brothers production of My Fair Lady was also sold, fetching £206,250.

An engraved Tiffany and Co bangle, gifted to Hepburn by director Steven Spielberg, was bought for £332,750.

But it was the style icon's much-coveted blue satin sleep mask with blue lace-trimmed flowers which attracted the most attention.

With the highest number of bidders for any lot, it sold for £6,250 - 50 times its pre-sale estimate.

Meanwhile, her three-quarter length Burberry trench coat, lined in iconic Burberry plaid, and her two-piece Givenchy cocktail gown of black satin, made for her 1963 film Charade, both fetched nearly £70,000.

More than 12,000 people visited the public exhibition of the collection ahead of the sale, while the live auction itself drew bidders from 46 countries across six continents.

An online sale, featuring a further 227 lots, is currently open for bidding.

"We have been utterly delighted with the overwhelming response to the personal collection of Audrey Hepburn," said Adrian Hume-Sayer, head of sale and director of private collections at Christie's.

"She is one of the greatest icons in the history of film and the incredible result so far ... is a testament to her enduring appeal."

More of the actress's clothes, shoes and jewellery form part of the online auction, as well as a preliminary script for the 1951 play Gigi and several publicity photographs.