Fast Facts

  • Father was a wealthy industrialist and uncle was a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.
  • Made her Broadway debut in 1949's The Father. 
  • Made her film debut at age 22 in 1951's Fourteen Hours.
  • Appeared in three movies directed by Alfred Hitchcock, including To Catch a Thief (1955) in Monaco, where she met her future husband, Prince Rainier.
  • After her royal wedding in 1956, she retired from acting and her husband banned her films from being shown in Monaco.
  • Served on the board of Twentieth Century Fox from 1976 to '81.
  • Was the subject of the exhibition "Grace Kelly: From Movie Star to Princess" at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

Awards

  • 1956, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1955, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actress: Nominee
  • 1955, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 1954, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1954, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actress: Nominee
  • 1954, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1953, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • John Brendan Kelly Jr. — Brother
  • John Brendan Kelly Sr. — Father
  • Margaret Majer Kelly — Mother
  • Lizanne Kelly LeVine — Sister
  • Margaret Kelly Conlan — Sister
  • Prince Rainier — Husband
  • Princess Caroline — Daughter
  • Princess Stephanie — Daughter
  • Prince Albert II — Son

College

  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, NY (1949)

Details

  • Birth Name: Grace Patricia Kelly
  • Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA
  • Birthday: November 12, 1929, Scorpio
  • Died: September 14, 1982
  • Profession: Actor
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