Grace Kelly

Actress Grace Kelly

Full Name: Grace, Princess of Monaco, née Grace Patricia Kelly
Profession: Actress

Biography: Golden Globe and Oscar winning American stage and film actress who retired at age 26 to marry Price Rainier III, the absolute monarch of Monaco.

Her notable films include the western "High Noon" (1952); John Ford's adventure-romance "Mogambo" (1953); drama "The Country Girl" (1954); three Alfred Hitchcock thrillers - "Dial M for Murder" (1954), "Rear Window" (1954), and "To Catch a Thief" (1955); and the romantic comedy "High Society" (1956).

In return for ending her contract early with MGM Studios for her marriage, the studio received broadcast rights to both her civil and church wedding ceremonies. Worldwide viewership was estimated at 30 million.

On September 13, 1982, Grace suffered a mild cerebral hemorrhage while driving and lost control of her sedan on steep, winding road and falling down the 120-foot (37 m) mountainside. Her teenage daughter Stéphanie, was injured in the crash. Grace died the following day. Her funeral was held in the same Monaco cathedral as her wedding.

Born: November 12, 1929
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: September 14, 1982 (aged 52)
Cause of Death: Car crash resulting from a stroke

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  • 1956-04-18 American film actress Grace Kelly (26) weds Prince Rainier III of Monaco (33) in a civil ceremony at the Prince's Palace in Monaco-Ville, Monaco
  • 1956-04-19 American film actress Grace Kelly (26) weds Monaco's Prince Rainier III (33) in a religious ceremony at Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Monaco-Ville, Monaco

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