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The ABC of the life of Grace Kelly, the Hollywood and Monaco star that everyone has talked about.

The actress Y princess consort of Monaco would have turned 91 today, November 12, 2020 – she was born in 1929—. We review the history of Grace Kelly, the star of Hollywood and of the royalty that captivated for many time.



He completed his studies in 1948 at the Academy of Dramatic Arts from New York. The first time it appeared in Broadway it was in the work titled The Father. She received rave reviews for her performance and after this appearance she had many offers to perform on stage and television. It is said that for the next two years he played more than 60 dramatic roles.

Bode between the actress and the prince

In January 1956 the engagement between actress Grace Kelly and the Prince Raniero III of Monaco. Considered one of the most iconic royal weddings in history, it took place in the Monaco Cathedral on April 19 of that same year.

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Cine, Grace’s first love

The outstanding figure in this stage for the actress was Alfred Hitchcock. With him he filmed Dial M for Murder (1954) e It Had to be Murder (1954). After these films, he participated with other legends such as John Ford, Bing Crosby, Ava Gardner, Gary Cooper Y James Stewart. In fact, it was the first actress to record three consecutive Hitchcock films.

Dura childhood

There were revelations in the book Grace Kelly: Hollywood Dream Girl where they revealed that in her childhood she had an abusive mother, a rude anti-Semitic father and a sister who continually beat her. He was born into a wealthy family – his father, John B. Kelly, had a masonry business in Philadelphia and won a gold medal in rowing during the 1920 Olympics—, but hopes for Grace were not fruitful. His mother gave a very strong upbringing, “demanded obedience,” and he hardly ever saw his father.

Eunique style

His style lady It was complemented with sunglasses, hats and white gloves, which she was fond of. The French house of haute couture, Hermes, named a bag in his honor, the Kelly bag. She also liked to change her hairstyle, from the classic loose with romantic waves to the puffy updos.

Grace Kelly on the day of her civil wedding on April 20, 1956. (Photo: Getty Images)
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Fourteen Hours

Name of the film with which Grace Kelly made the leap to the big screen. It was a drama directed by Henry Hathaway and for which he was nominated for best director.

Grace Patricia Majer Kelly

The full name of the actress and princess consort born on November 12, 1929.

Emeeting of Grace and Raniero

The actress attended the Cannes International Film Festival in 1955 and did a photo shoot for the magazine McCall’s Patterns Book. When she was going to prepare for her date with the prince, the power went out in the hotel! So he went to his date with wet hair, while Raniero was 45 minutes late for the appointment. Despite this, Grace fell in love with the way he treated his animals and the rest was history.

HHollywood Boulevard

It has a star in it Hollywood walk of fame, located at 6329 Hollywood Boulevard.

Itapered actress

With 11 films up her sleeve, Grace Kelly’s filmography made her an iconic actress who, despite the short time in Hollywood, filled up enough.

The unforgettable Grace Kelly
The unforgettable Grace Kelly

«Jack Kelly» o John Brendan Kelly

His father, John Brendan Kelly, was also called Jack Kelly. He was one of the most successful American rowers in the history of the sport of rowing and a triple Olympic gold medal winner. He is the son of immigrants and also joined the United States Army during World War I.

Kelly for Brickwork

The name of the brick business that Grace Kelly’s father had with his brother Charles (uncle of the actress). The man built his brick mansion in 1929, with 15 rooms and a garden with a tennis court.

LToko-Ri bridges

This is the name of the action movie where he appeared together with William Holden, Frederic March Y Mickey Rooney. It was awarded an Oscar in 1955 for best film with special effects.


The film directed by John Ford in 1953. Thanks to her, they got two nominations al Oscar: Grace as Best Supporting Actress and her partner, Ava Gardner, for Best Leading Actress.

Nicole Kidman

Actress Nicole Kidman played the role of Grace Kelly for the film Grace of Monaco (2014), directed by Olivier Dahan.

Oleg Cassini

In 1954, Grace met Oleg Cassini, a Russian-born earl and fashion designer, and they began an affair. It is claimed that they were secretly engaged, but the Kellys objected. When she learned that she was marrying the prince, she told him, “One of the reasons I think you are marrying this man is because this is the best script you have ever received. You will be a star for years to come.

Princess Grace Foundation

It is a charity called Grace, Princess of Monaco, which supports emerging artists in theater, dance and film. Give awards and scholarships. They also hold an annual ceremony to recognize new artists from around the country.

Qwhat title did you receive

When she married Prince Raniero, she received the title of princess consort. And as Princess of Monaco, she managed to revitalize Monegasque tourism and economy.

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There were many names involved. Is it so Harper Davis, friend of his brother Kell; a schoolmate named Herb Miller, the teacher Don Richardson; the manager of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, Claude Phillipe; the principe Aly Khan; the actor Gene Lyons; a supposed affair with Gary Cooper; french actor Jean-Pierre Aumont; Ray Milland; the actor David Niven.

Sus children

With Raniero he had three children: Estefanía, Alberto II Y Carolina of Monaco.

The Country Girl

With this film directed by George Seaton and released in 1954, Grace took the Oscar for Best Actress.


Un unforgettable accident

On September 13, 1982, Grace drove the car back to Monaco from her country home in Roc Agel. But they suffered an accident when they went off the road at a curve in the road. The car was overturned and Estefanía, her daughter, was accompanying her but was unharmed. Grace passed away the next day without regaining consciousness, at age 52.

Vwedding dress

The actress’s wedding dress is cited as one of the most elegant and remembered in history, one of the most famous of the 20th century. It was designed by Helen Rose, made with a bodice and wide skirt at the hip with tulle. The ensemble included veil, lace and pearls. Kate Middleton was inspired by this dress to wear hers.


The pop artist, Andy Warhol, made a portrait of Grace Kelly in 1984 for the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. It was a limited edition in silkscreen.


Grace Kelly’s age when she married the prince and became princess of Monaco; he was 26 years old.

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