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Grace Kelly was born in Philadelphia on November 12, 1929. Even from a very young age, she enjoyed acting in school and community plays and modeling with her mother and sister. Kelly went to high school pursuing an acting career against her father’s wishes.After high school, Kelly moved to Hollywood, where the TV industry was booming.
When Kelly was 22 years old, she was in her first film ‘Fourteen Hours’. Over the next seven years, she was in ten more films, including ‘The Country Girl’, ‘Dial ‘M’ for Murder’, and ‘To Catch a Thief’. She married Prince Rainier at the age of 26 and retired from acting a couple years later. Thus Grace Kelly became known as Princess Grace.
Princess Grace had three children with Prince Rainier - Prince Albert, Princess Caroline, and Princess Stephanie.
When Princess Stephanie was 17, she went to Paris to a school there. Her mother drove her along the twisty roads, and missed a turn. The car tumbled through 120 feet of trees, and Princess Grace was killed instantly. Her daughter, however survived. Grace was 53 years old.
‘I would like to be remembered as someone who accomplished useful deeds, and who was a kind and loving person. I would like to leave the memory of a human being with a correct attitude and who did her best to help others.’ -Grace Kelly