|Princess consort of Monaco|
|Tenure||April 18, 1956 – September 14, 1982|
|Born||November 12, 1929|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||September 14, 1982 (aged 52)|
Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (m. 1956)
|Issue||Caroline, Princess of Hanover|
Albert II, Prince of Monaco
Princess Stéphanie of Monaco
|Father||John B. Kelly, Sr.|
|Mother||Margaret Katherine Majer|
Early life change
Acting career change
Grace Kelly graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1949. She made her film debut in Fourteen Hours (1951) and gained stardom from her roles in Fred Zinnemann's western film High Noon (1952), and John Ford's adventure-romance Mogambo (1953). Other notable works include Dial M for Murder, Rear Window, and To Catch a Thief. In 1955 she won an Academy Award for The Country Girl. She was the first actress to appear on a postage stamp. She was also mentioned in Billy Joel's song "We Didn't Start the Fire" and in Mika's song "Grace Kelly" (2007).
The classic head-cover of a silk scarf crossed under the chin and knotted at the side or nape of the neck is universally known as the "Grace Kelly". This chic look is still copied by many female Hollywood stars when they wish to retain a degree of anonymity in the public eye.
Life as a royal change
With Prince Rainier, she had three children:
- Princess Caroline of Monaco (born January 23, 1957)
- Albert II, Prince of Monaco (born March 14, 1958)
- Princess Stéphanie of Monaco (born February 1, 1965)
As Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly was known for her charity work. In 1982, Kelly suffered a stroke which caused her to crash her car. She died in hospital the next day. Her son, Prince Albert, helped establish the Princess Grace Awards in 1984.