Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Grace Kelly

Born in Philadelphia, Grace Patricia Kelly (1929-1982) was an American actress who served as Princess of Monaco from 1956, when she married Prince Rainier III, until her death.

After embarking on an acting career in 1950, at the age of 20, Grace Kelly appeared in New York City theatrical productions as well as in more than forty episodes of live drama productions broadcast during the early 1950s Golden Age of Television.

In October 1953, with the release of Mogambo, she became a movie star, a status confirmed in 1954 with a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nomination as well as leading roles in five films, including The Country Girl, in which she gave a deglamorized, Academy Award-winning performance.

Grace Kelly retired from acting at 26 to enter upon her duties in Monaco. She and Prince Rainier had three children: Caroline, Albert, and Stéphanie. She also retained her American roots, maintaining dual US and Monégasque citizenships.

She died after suffering a stroke on 14 September 1982, when she lost control of her automobile and crashed. Her daughter, Princess Stéphanie, was in the car with her, and survived the accident.

In June 1999, the American Film Institute ranked her number 13 in its list of top female stars of American cinema. (Wikipedia)

High Noon (1952) Belgian poster

High Noon (1952) Italian poster

Mogambo (1953)

Mogambo (1953) Spanish poster

The Country Girl (1954)

The Country Girl (1954) French poster

The Country Girl (1954) Italian poster

Dial M for Murder (1954)

Dial M for Murder (1954) Belgian poster

Green Fire (1954)

Green Fire (1954)

Rear Window (1954)

Rear Window (1954)

Rear Window (1954) Italian poster

The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954) Italian poster

To Catch a Thief (1955)

To Catch a Thief (1955) Italian poster

To Catch a Thief (1955) Belgian poster

To Catch a Thief (1955) Japanese poster

High Society (1956)

High Society (1956)

The Swan (1956)

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