Grace Kelly

Photo of Grace Kelly


November 12, 1929

Born as:

Grace Patricia Kelly


September 14, 1982

Hollywood amuses me.
Holier-than-thou for the public and unholier-than-the-devil in reality


Grace was born into a rich Irish Catholic family in Philadelphia (USA) and was educated in convent and private schools. At a young age, Grace decided she wanted to become an actress and after her high school graduation in 1947, Kelly headed to New York. She worked some as a model and made her debut on Broadway in 1949 in August Strindberg's The Father.

Grace moved to Hollywood in 1951 and after landing a bit part in Fourteen Hours (1951), she achieved recognition for her performance as the wife of Gary Cooper in High Noon (1952).

During the height of her Hollywood career, Kelly appeared in such films as Dial M for Murder (1954), Rear Window (1954), and To Catch a Thief (1955).

While filming on the French Riviera, she met Prince Rainier III of Monaco, and the two began a romance which was soon making international headlines. After making High Society (1956), Kelly retired from the screen to marry Rainier, becoming Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco. Because of her royalty, she was forced to give up her acting career.

Grace died in an auto accident after suffering a stroke while driving.

Academy awards:

1955 Won Best Actress for: The Country Girl (1954)
1954 Nominated Best Actress for: Mogambo (1953)

Selected Movies:

  • Rear Window (1954)
  • High Noon (1952)
  • Dial M for Murder (1954)
  • To Catch a Thief (1955)
  • The Country Girl (1954)
  • The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1955)

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