“I avoid looking back. I prefer good memories to regrets.”- Grace Kelly
Full Name: Grace Patricia Kelly
Birthdate: November 12, 1929
Death: September 14, 1982 (at the age of 52)
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
Academy Award Wins: The Country Girl (Best Actress, 1954)
Academy Award Nominations: Mogambo (Best Supporting Actress, 1953)
Parents: John Brendan Kelly (Irish) and Margaret Katherine Majer (German)
Trademarks: She often played the love interest of older men. Always had an elegant and calm poise about her.
Fun Facts: Was born into wealth and married into even more wealth. She married Prince Rainier of Monaco. Her films were banned in Monaco. Died in a tragic car accident. The first actress ever to appear on a postage stamp.
Favorite GK film: Rear Window (1954) or Dial M for Murder (1954)
Why do I consider Grace Kelly one of my favorite actresses? Grace made several memorable and legendary films, even though her career only spanned slightly short of a decade. The films that she did with Alfred Hitchcock are my favorites. She always presented a strong-willed, but sometimes vulnerable character. Even in musical comedies, like High Society, she showed the depth and emotion of her character, Tracy Lord.
We cannot talk about Grace Kelly without mentioning her style. No matter what outfit she wore, she carried it with such sophistication. The name Grace is so fitting for her. Watch Rear Window and just take a moment to notice all of her fantastic outfits. In my opinion, she is one of the few actresses that knew the importance of her style and manner. This certainly adds to why she is one of the greatest actresses from Classic Hollywood cinema.
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