Royal History - Princess Grace of Monaco

Grace Kelly - Princess Grace of Monaco

Who Was She?

Elegant American actress Grace Kelly (1929-1982) starred in such popular movies as High Society, Rear Window and To Catch a Thief before leaving Hollywood to marry Prince Rainier III of Monaco, whom she met at the Cannes Film Festival, thereby becoming known as Princess Grace. As well as her royal duties in her adopted country she became an international philanthropist and remained a global fashion icon. You can be a princess just like Grace by following her example…

How You Can Be Like Her:

Go for your dreams and never be discouraged from your goals. A perfect example is Grace’s decision to pursue acting even though her father harshly discouraged her. But determined Grace worked hard at her craft, won an Oscar – for The Country Girl - and became a major movie star with a string of box office hits. Grace’s princess-like qualities of serenity and poise were a huge part of her appeal to movie audiences.

How She Met Her Prince:

She met her prince through work – as so many people do. You can too. Grace was in France for the 1955 Cannes Film Festival and as head of the U.S. delegation was invited to a photoshoot with Prince Rainier. The attraction was instant, the courtship like a fairytale, and they were married a year later – living happily ever after and having three children.

How To Have Her Style:

Emulate Grace’s style: everyday fashion of simple but well pulled together looks and a fresh-faced appearance of bright skin and little make up. Of course, it also helps to look elegant in dresses. She was known as the best tailored woman in Hollywood for her stunning screen outfits. Her royal wedding dress, made by Oscar winning MGM costume designer Helen Rose, was worked on for six weeks by three dozen se