Audrey Hepburn apps on Apple devices

By Marlon Votta - Aug 25, 2011

Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Although modest about her acting ability, Hepburn remains one of the world’s most famous actresses of all time, remembered as a film and fashion icon of the twentieth century. She was ranked, by the American Film Institute, as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema. Born in Ixelles, Belgium, Hepburn spent her childhood in the Netherlands, including German-occupied Arnhem. In Arnhem, she studied ballet before moving to London in 1948 where she continued to train in ballet while working as a photographer’s model.

After appearing in several British films and starring in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi, Hepburn gained instant Hollywood stardom for playing the Academy Award-winning lead role in Roman Holiday (1953). Later performing in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Charade, My Fair Lady, Hepburn became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age who received nominations for Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTAs as well as winning a Tony Award for her theatrical performance in the 1954 Broadway play Ondine. Hepburn remains one of few entertainers who have won Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards.

Although she appeared in fewer films as her life went on, Hepburn devoted much of her later life to UNICEF. Upon return from Somalia to Switzerland in the autumn of 1992, Hepburn began suffering from abdominal pains. Doctors performed a laparoscopy and discovered abdominal cancer that had spread from her appendix, a very rare form of cancer belonging to a group of cancers known as pseudomyxoma peritonei. Hepburn died in her sleep of appendicle cancer, on the evening of 20 January 1993, at her home in Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland. We thought it would be a good idea to let fans in on some apps available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Audrey Hepburn by Andrews UK Limited is a book application for £5.49/$7.99 through the iTunes App Store. This is an informative application that shows an enduring screen legend and one of the most beautiful women in the world. Although she only made twenty-six feature films over a movie career lasting forty-five years she was not only known as a film legend,. Find out about her early life growing up in Holland during the war. With a father who was a Nazi sympathizer and her mother of Dutch aristocracy there were pressures and experiences that Audrey would carry with her throughout her life. Learn about her early ambition for a career as a ballet dancer that gave her the poise and dignity. Read about her forty-year working relationship with the designer Hubert Givenchy.

Fashion Guide by Audrey Hepburn (ebook) by for-side.com is an iPad application for £2.99/$4.99 at the App Store. Focusing on her fashion this application also reveals her philosophy through adolescence in the background of Second World War era, and her time learning ballet. Find out how to create the ‘Hepburn Look’ that Hollywood film stars are still trying to emulate. Her fashion is detailed with Givency and Ralph Lauren described as well.

Music From the Films of Audrey Hepburn is a great way to buy and download music by Audrey Hepburn. For $9.99 through iTunes, fans can preview and play additional songs with the option to buy songs individually. With Moon River and many more, this is ideal for Audrey Hepburn fans everywhere to relive her classic moments.

From early films like Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany’s to later films like Love Among Thieves and Always, Audrey Hepburn was a beautiful classic icon. Find out all about her with great apps and remember one of the world’s greats. Do you have a favorite Audrey Hepburn film or moment? We hope you find these applications of interest.

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    Photographs of Audrey Hepburn were recently profiled on UNICEF’s photography app, in the In Focus section.