Grace Kelly was a well-known actress who rose through the ranks to become Princess of Monaco. She was born in Philadelphia to self-made parents who had achieved success in their own fields. Grace had a natural talent for performing and aspired to be an actor since she was a child. Her family, on the other hand, did not support her decision to pursue acting and modeling as a career, so she had to go it alone. She was able to enlist at the ‘AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts,’ and after completing her studies there, she went on to work on Broadway.
She had dramatic talent, but she didn’t make it on Broadway. She soon realized her true purpose and made a career change, choosing for television parts. Her talent was quickly recognized, and she was offered film jobs. Her first leading part was in the movie “High Noon,” in which she co-starred with Gary Cooper. She eventually rose through the ranks of success and cemented her place in the film industry. However, she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco when she was at the pinnacle of her career. She soon became Princess of Monaco, which came with a slew of new responsibilities and obligations, forcing her to abandon her acting career.
- Nick Name: Graciebird, Gracie
- Birthday: November 12, 1929
- Died At Age: 52
- Sun Sign: Scorpio
- Also Known As: Grace Patricia Kelly
- Born In: Philadelphia
- Famous As: Film Actress
- SpouseEx-: Prince Of Monaco, Rainier III
- Father: John B. Kelly Sr. Mother: Margaret Katherine Majer Kelly
- Siblings: Elizabeth Anne Kelly, John B.
- Kelly Jr., Margaret Katherine Kelly
- Children: Albert II, Caroline, Prince Of Monaco, Princess Of Hanover, Princess Stéphanie Of Monaco
- Died On: September 14, 1982
- Place Of Death: Monaco
- U.S. State: Pennsylvania
- Cause Of Death: Car Accident
- City: Philadelphia
- Founder/Co-Founder: World Association Of Children’s Friends
Childhood & Early Life
On November 12, 1929, in Philadelphia, she was born to John B. Kelly, Sr. and Margaret Katherine Majer. Her father was a famous athlete who won three Olympic gold medals in rowing. Her mother was a physical education instructor at the ‘University of Pennsylvania.’ Margaret, John Jr., and Elizabeth were Grace’s three siblings.
Ravenhill Academy and Stevens School were among the schools where she acquired her education. She took part in many fashion events and even acted in a few plays throughout her school years.
|Net Worth:||$40 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Nov 12, 1929 – Sep 14, 1982 (52 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.69 m)|
|Profession:||Fashion Model, Crown Princess, Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
She decided to pursue a career in acting after finishing her education and enrolled in the ‘American Academy of Dramatic Arts’ in New York in 1947. Simultaneously, she continued to model in order to support herself. Tracy Lord in the play “The Philadelphia Story” was her most recent performance at the academy.