Remembering Grace Kelly: from silver screen to the royalty scene
Hollywood's royal movie star
Grace Kelly appeared in just 11 movies from 1951 to 1956—one of the shortest film careers in Hollywood history! But in those six years, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, picked up a Golden Globe, and was nominated for several other prestigious accolades. But the best was yet to come. She retired from acting at age 26 to marry Prince Rainier and became Princess Grace of Monaco. Indeed, hers is a story of film star fame, fairy-tale romance, royal ascent, and tearful tragedy: she would die from injuries sustained in a road traffic accident in 1982 at just 52 years of age.
Had she lived, Grace Kelly would've been turning 90 on November 12. So what better time to appreciate this icon? Browse the following gallery to look back on one of the greatest female stars of classical Hollywood cinema.
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