Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

Movie Actress

Grace Patricia Kelly was an American actress who, after starring in several significant films in the early to mid-1950s, became Princess of Monaco by marrying Prince Rainier III in April 1956. Kelly was born into a prominent Catholic family in Philadelphia.

Full Name
Grace Patricia Kelly
Nov 12, 1929
Sep 14, 1982
5′ 7″
Net Worth


Grace Kelly was born on November 12, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Jack B. and Margaret Katherine Majer Kelly and had three siblings. Her father was a self-made millionaire who owned an industrial construction company and her mother was a physical education teacher who ran a dance school.

Kelly began taking acting classes at the age of 12 and appeared in many amateur theater productions throughout high school. After graduating from Stevens School in Germantown, Pennsylvania, she enrolled at Bennington College in Vermont where she majored in drama and art history.

In 1951, Kelly made her professional stage debut in New York City with the theatrical production “A Voice of the Turtle”. Later that same year, she made her television debut in “Four Star Playhouse” alongside Ida Lupino. In 1952, she landed her first movie role in Fourteen Hours playing opposite Paul Douglas. Kelly continued to appear in films for the next few years and received critical acclaim for her performances in Dial M for Murder (1954) and The Country Girl (1954). In 1955, she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Country Girl. 

Throughout her career, Kelly starred in numerous films including High Society (1956), Rear Window (1954), Mogambo (1953), To Catch a Thief (1955) and High Noon (1952). She also appeared on television shows such as The Bob Hope Show (1960) and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1963). 

In 1956, Kelly retired from acting after marrying Prince Rainier III of Monaco and becoming Princess Grace of Monaco. She died tragically on September 14th 1982 after suffering a stroke while driving near Monaco's border with France.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1929</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grace Kelly is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On November 12, 1929, Grace Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1950</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to New York City</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Grace Kelly moves to New York City to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1954</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Best Actress Academy Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Grace Kelly wins the best actress Oscar for her performance in ‘The Country Girl’.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1955</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Prince Rainier III</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco in a lavish ceremony at the Palace of Monaco.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1958</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Mother of Princess Caroline and Prince Albert</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Grace gives birth to Princess Caroline and Prince Albert of Monaco.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1982</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Death in Car Accident</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Grace Kelly dies in a car accident at age 52.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Grace Kelly is inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame posthumously.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Legendary Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Grace Kelly is a legendary movie actress whose name will be remembered for generations to come. She was a star of Hollywood's golden age and had an impressive career that includes classic films like Rear Window, Dial M for Murder, and To Catch a Thief.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She Embodied Grace & Elegance</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Grace Kelly embodied grace and elegance in everything she did. From her poise on the red carpet to her impeccable style, she always looked and acted with refined sophistication. Her timeless beauty and charm continue to captivate audiences today.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She Was an Advocate for Women's Rights</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Grace Kelly was a passionate advocate for women's rights. During her lifetime, she used her influence to support education for girls, equal rights for women, and improved working conditions for women in the workplace.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Turned Down Major Roles</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Grace Kelly famously turned down major roles in "Rear Window" and "The Country Girl" due to her dedication to her family.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Married a Prince</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">After retiring from acting, Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco, becoming the Princess of Monaco.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Won an Oscar</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1954, Grace Kelly won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the movie "The Country Girl".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Was a Model</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming an actress, Grace Kelly modeled for magazines such as Vogue and Life.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Appeared in 11 Movies</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Grace Kelly acted in 11 feature films between 1950 and 1956, including classic titles such as "High Noon" and "Dial M for Murder".</p></div>


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