Grace Kelly – Stunning American Princess

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Birth name: Grace Patricia Kelly

Date of Birth: November 12, 1929

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Nationality: American

Origin: Irish/German

Occupation: Actress

Height: 5 feet  7 in; 1. 69m

Measurements: 34-24-35(in); 86.3-61-89(cm)

Kelly in one sentence: Grace was a beautiful American actress, a natural beauty and a true lady.

Quotes:

Women's natural role is to be a pillar of the family.

Getting angry doesn't solve anything.

I don't want to be married to someone who feels inferior to my success because I make more money than he does.

I avoid looking back. I prefer good memories to regrets.

I am basically a feminist. I think that women can do anything they decide to do.

I would like to be remembered as someone who accomplished good deeds, and who was a kind and loving person.

I would like to leave a memory of a woman with a correct attitude who did her best to help others.

Emancipation of women has made them lose their mystery.

I would much rather being known for my abilities then my looks.

One of my few regrets is that I wasn’t able to develop fully as an actress.

I think I actually hate Hollywood. I have a few friends there but many acquaintances.

I came to success very quickly. Maybe it was too quickly to value its importance.

Children need the love and attention of their mother the most.

Interesting Facts:

  • She started her acting career at the age of 20. She retired six years later.
  • Grace became a movie star with the releasing of the film Mogambo in 1953.
  • Kelly was married to Rainier III, Prince of Monaco.
  • She had three children: Caroline, Stephanie and Albert.
  • The American Film Institute put Grace on the list of top female stars of American cinema.
  • Kelly was raised catholic.
  • She graduated in May 1947 from Stevens School.
  • Her favorite actors were Ingrid Bergman and  Joseph Cotten.
  • Kelley attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and worked as a model to support her studies.
  • Grace was one of the first celebrities to support and speak on behalf of La Leche League, an organization that advocates breastfeeding.
  • A rose garden in Monaco's Fontvieille district is dedicated to the memory of Princess Grace. Kelly is commemorated in a statue made by Kees Verkade in the garden, which features 4,000 roses.

Filmography:

1. Fourteen Hours - 1951

2. High Noon - 1952

3.  Mogambo - 1953

4. Dial M for Murder - 1954

5. Rear Window - 1954

6. The Country - 1954

7. Green Fire - 1954

8. The Bridges - 1954

9. To Catch a Thief – 1955

Awards:

Kelly was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture in 1953. (Mogambo)

Academy Award for Best Actress – 1953 (The Country Girl)

Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama – 1953 (The Country Girl)

National Board of Review Award for Best Actress (Rear Window and Dial M for Murder, The Country Girl) -1953

New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress (Rear Window and Dial M for Murder, The Country Girl) -1953

New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress (Rear Window,  The Country Girl and Dial M for Murder)

Golden Globe Henrietta Award for World Favorite Film Female - 1956

Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – 1960

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Always remember that true beauty comes from within.