Grace, Princess of Monaco (née Grace
Patricia Kelly, 12 November 1929 – 14 September 1982) was an
American film actress and wife of Prince Rainier III of Monaco.
She was the Princess Consort of Monaco from 1956 until her death
in 1982. After embarking on an acting career in 1950, at the age
of 20, Grace Kelly appeared in New York City theatrical
productions as well as in more than forty episodes of live drama
productions broadcast during the early 1950s Golden Age of
Television. In October 1953, with the release of Mogambo, she
became a movie star, a status confirmed in 1954 with a
Golden Globe Award and
Academy Award nomination as well as leading roles in five
films, including The Country Girl, in which she gave a
deglamorized, Academy Award-winning performance. She retired
from acting at 26 to enter upon her duties in Monaco. She and
Prince Rainier had three children: Caroline, Albert, and
Stéphanie. She also retained her American roots, maintaining
dual US and Monégasque citizenships. She died after suffering a
stroke on 14 September 1982, when she lost control of her
automobile and crashed.
has selected Grace Kelly as a fashion celebrity.
glamour was originally meant to be; a
spell cast over someone, particularly to change how things appeared
to them. The primary modern meaning of the word relates to fascination,
charisma, beauty, or attraction. Celebrities
are often referenced as glamorous. In addition to celebs being
glamorous, regular every day people, or their lifestyles,
can be described as glamorous. Although many words which end in
in British English are spelled with "or"
in American English, "glamour" is an exception with the "u"
usually being retained. This may
be due to its original being Scottish rather than French or Latin.
The alternative spelling "glamour"
is sometimes used in American English, but not as frequently.
Also, Glamour in modern day is occasionally
abbreviated as simply Glam.
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