You know that fantasy young girls have about becoming princesses? She actually went out and did it.Grace Patricia Kelly was an American actress and later, the Princess of Monaco. She was born in 1929 in Philadelphia. Kelly's on-screen acting career lasted only six years, but in that time she established herself as one of the legendary actresses of Hollywood. Her first important role was in the classic Western High Noon in 1952. In 1953, she appeared in Mogambo with Clark Gable. Her next film was Dial M for Murder (1954), a thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock; she became his favorite actress. After that, she worked with Hitchcock again in Rear Window, where she played Jimmy Stewart's fashion model girlfriend - probably her most famous role. Then she went against her type of glamorous, high-class women, and played the long-suffering wife of an alcoholic actor (Bing Crosby) in The Country Girl. She won the Oscar for that role. In 1955, she appeared again in a Hitchcock movie, To Catch a Thief with Cary Grant. Her next movie was The Swan in 1956, where she coincidentally portrayed a princess. In the same year, she played her last role in High Society, a musical version of The Philadelphia Story with Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.In 1955, she met Prince Rainier of Monaco, and she married him in 1956. Their wedding was turned into a huge media circus. They had three children together (their only son, Albert, is now the prince of Monaco). Kelly died in a car crash in 1982.She was an icon of style and fashion, and her influence extends to this day.
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