The world may have thought her beautiful but iconic screen queen AUDREY HEPBURN believed  otherwise —  crippled by doubt and low self-esteem.

The “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” beauty may have had self-esteem issues but not quite as facile as those of today facile as one might think.  

In an interview the Breakfast at Tiffany’s star’s son reveals that his late mother didn’t understand why people thought she was beautiful/

According to her son, Luca Dotti, his mother considered her look “a good mixture of defects.”

“She thought she had a big nose and big feet, and she was too skinny and not enough breast,” he reveals.

 “She would look in the mirror and say, ‘I don’t understand why people see me as beautiful.’ ”

Despite her self-doubts, Hepburn wasn’t afraid of growing old, embracing the change that aging brought.

“She was always a little bit surprised by the efforts women made to look young,” he recalls.

 “She was actually very happy about growing older because it meant more time for herself, more time for her family, and separation from the frenzy of youth and beauty that is Hollywood. She was very strict about everybody’s time in life.”

POP FYI: Audrey, a survivor of the Nazi regime during WW 2, retired from acting to devote herself to philanthropic endeavors.