The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal makers. While we’re digging through these archives, we often come across amazing photos that we’re just dying to share. So, without further ado, here’s the one image that stands out to us this week:
Anthony Perkins crouches in the jungle with Audrey Hepburn in the film Green Mansions (1959). (Getty)
No matter the role, Anthony Perkins, whose birthday fast approaches on April 5th, could not escape the creeping insanity of Norman Bates. And even now as we look back at his earlier work, that smirking grin that haunted the Bates Motel still shines through.
Perkins is pictured above with Audrey Hepburn
in the film Green Mansions
, which came out a year before Psycho
in 1959. But one can’t help but see Norman Bates’ arms locked around Hepburn in this dark and all the more creepy jungle setting. Despite her titular character as Rima, the mysterious girl in the forest that Anthony Perkins’ Abel finds and falls in love with, we’d imagine watching the film and shouting at the screen “Run Audrey! Save yourself!”
It’s type casting to the highest power, but when you harness a role like Norman Bates, he just never lets go.