Grace Kelly – Actress
As a movie actress Grace Kelly lit up Hollywood screens. The actress who became Princess of Monaco is still recognized as one of the most beautiful women in the world. Although Grace Kelly’s movie career may have been short, her body of work is certainly significant and most of her films have become enduring classics. Today the name Grace Kelly remains synonymous with beauty and elegance.
In 1947, fresh out of high school, Grace Kelly was admitted into the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. While working as a model to pay for her studies, her early acting pursuits led her to the Broadway stage, and to live television programs (over 30 live teledramas) where she caught the eye of Hollywood producers.
Grace Kelly Actress Career Films include:
1951 Fourteen Hours (Grace Kelly’s first movie role)
1952 High Noon (with Gary Cooper)
1953 Mogambo (with Clark Gable)
1954 Dial M for Murder (directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 3D)
1954 Rear Window (with James Stewart)
1954 The Country Girl (with Bing Crosby)
1954 Green Fire (with Stewart Granger)
1954 The Bridges at Toko-Ri (with Mickey Rooney)
1955 To Catch a Thief (with Cary Grant)
1956 The Swan (also titled A Princess’s Love Story)
1956 High Society (with Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby)
1956 The Wedding of Monaco (….with Prince Rainier III)
Grace Kelly’s enviable acting career involved movies with the most famous Hollywood actors of the time. Her performance in The Country Girl earned her an Oscar, and her acceptance speech further immortalized her stardom. In essence, Grace Kelly was the cinema’s fairy-tale princess; pleasing to the eye, charming to the ear, and delightful in every way. She captured the hearts of Hollywood and brought along her audience to a magical odyssey into the distant lands of Monaco, morphing from Hollywood royalty to a true aristocratic royal by marrying Prince Rainer III – the most titled man in Europe.
Grace Kelly remained an actress at heart, and even directed her own little plays at the Palace, giving leading roles to Prince Albert and Princess Caroline (as detailed in the book “My Days with Princess Grace of Monaco: Our 25-Year Friendship, Beyond Grace Kelly”.
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