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Grace Kelly (1929 - 1982)

The American actress epitomized the classic and glamorous almost cold blonde heroine which made her become one of Alfred Hitchock's favourite performers, starring in such films as Rear Window, in 1954 and To Catch a Thief, in 1955. With Kelly, the Hitchcockian muse was born. In the sophisticated thrillers she performed with him, she was never a happy girl but a neurotic wealthy brat men rejected or wanted to kill in spite of her stunning charm. After meeting Monaco's Prince Rainier III at a photo session during the Cannes Film Festival, in 1955, she ended her acting career to go on and become a devoted princess but somehow bored and maybe regretting her Hollywoodian entertainment. Popularising a very American wasp understated style entitled the 'Grace Kelly look', princess Grace gave her name to a Hermès Kelly bag, closely associated to the elegant fashion icon she was. Grace's inheritance keeps on infusing catwalks and stages through her grand-daughter Charlotte Casiraghi or epigones such as Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Diane Kruger or January Jones.

 

 

Virgil Hapger, Portrait of Grace Kelly for Green Fire directed by Andrew Marton, 1954
Virgil Hapger, Portrait of Grace Kelly for Green Fire directed by Andrew Marton, 1954
Howell Conant,, Grace Kelly on the beach in Jamaica, 1954
Howell Conant,, Grace Kelly on the beach in Jamaica, 1954
Philippe Halsman, Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1955
Philippe Halsman, Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1955
Portrait of Grace Kelly and Clark Gable for Mogambo directed by John Ford ,1953
Portrait of Grace Kelly and Clark Gable for Mogambo directed by John Ford ,1953
Portrait of Grace Kelly and Clark Gable for Mogambo directed by John Ford ,1953
Portrait of Grace Kelly and Clark Gable for Mogambo directed by John Ford ,1953
Cary Gant and Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Cary Gant and Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Cary Gant and Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Cary Gant and Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Cary Gant and Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Cary Gant and Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Cary Gant and Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Cary Gant and Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Portrait of Grace Kelly for The Country Girl directed by George Seaton ,1954
Portrait of Grace Kelly for The Country Girl directed by George Seaton ,1954
Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in The Country Girl directed by George Seaton ,1954
Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in The Country Girl directed by George Seaton ,1954
Portrait of Williman Holden, Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby for The Country Girl directed by George Seaton ,1954
Portrait of Williman Holden, Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby for The Country Girl directed by George Seaton ,1954
Portrait of Grace kelly for High Noon directed by Fred Zinnemann, 1952
Portrait of Grace kelly for High Noon directed by Fred Zinnemann, 1952
Portrait of Grace kelly for High Noon directed by Fred Zinnemann, 1952
Portrait of Grace kelly for High Noon directed by Fred Zinnemann, 1952
James Stewart and Grace Kelly in Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1954
James Stewart and Grace Kelly in Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1954
Portrait of Grace kelly for Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1954
Portrait of Grace kelly for Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1954
Portrait of Grace kelly for Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1954
Portrait of Grace kelly for Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1954
Peter Stackpole, Portrait of Grace Kelly on the set of The Swan directed by Charles Vidor, 1956
Peter Stackpole, Portrait of Grace Kelly on the set of The Swan directed by Charles Vidor, 1956
Portrait of Grace Kelly and Alec Guiness for The Swan directed by Charles Vidor, 1956
Portrait of Grace Kelly and Alec Guiness for The Swan directed by Charles Vidor, 1956
Portrait of Louis Jourdan and Grace Kelly  for The Swan directed by Charles Vidor, 1956
Portrait of Louis Jourdan and Grace Kelly for The Swan directed by Charles Vidor, 1956
Grace Kelly  for The Swan directed by Charles Vidor, 1956
Grace Kelly for The Swan directed by Charles Vidor, 1956
Portrait of Grace Kelly for To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Portrait of Grace Kelly for To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Portrait of Grace Kelly for To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Portrait of Grace Kelly for To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Portrait of  Cary Gant and Grace Kelly for To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Portrait of Cary Gant and Grace Kelly for To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Portrait of Grace Kelly for To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Portrait of Grace Kelly for To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Portrait of  Cary Gant and Grace Kelly for To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Portrait of Cary Gant and Grace Kelly for To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Virgil Hapger, Portrait of Grace Kelly  for Green Fire directed by Andrew Marton, 1954
Virgil Hapger, Portrait of Grace Kelly for Green Fire directed by Andrew Marton, 1954
Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Grace Kelly between takes on the set of  To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Grace Kelly between takes on the set of To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Cary Grant and Grace Kelly help Alfred Hitchcock celebrate his birthday on the set of  To Catch a Thief , 1955
Cary Grant and Grace Kelly help Alfred Hitchcock celebrate his birthday on the set of To Catch a Thief , 1955
Grace Kelly at the 1955 Academy Awards with her oscar for The Country Girl directed by George Seaton
Grace Kelly at the 1955 Academy Awards with her oscar for The Country Girl directed by George Seaton
Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Portrait of Grace Kelly for To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Portrait of Grace Kelly for To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Virgil Hapger, Portrait of Grace Kelly  for Green Fire directed by Andrew Marton, 1954
Virgil Hapger, Portrait of Grace Kelly for Green Fire directed by Andrew Marton, 1954
Howell Conant, Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Howell Conant, Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Philipe Halsman, Portrait of Grace Kelly for the cover of Life Magazine, searing the gown designed by Edith Head that she wore to the 1955 Academy Awards
Philipe Halsman, Portrait of Grace Kelly for the cover of Life Magazine, searing the gown designed by Edith Head that she wore to the 1955 Academy Awards
Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Grace Kelly Studying Script for Her Role of Georgie in The Country Girl directed by George Seaton, 1955
Grace Kelly Studying Script for Her Role of Georgie in The Country Girl directed by George Seaton, 1955
Edward Quin, Portrait of Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Princess Grace of Monaco, Prince Albert and Princess Caroline at the baptism of the ‘Princess Caroline’ Sailing Boat, Monaco, 1963
Edward Quin, Portrait of Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Princess Grace of Monaco, Prince Albert and Princess Caroline at the baptism of the ‘Princess Caroline’ Sailing Boat, Monaco, 1963
Edward Quinn, Portrait of Princess Grace of Monaco and Ava Gardner arriving for the Bal de la Rose gala dinner in Monte Carlo, 1960.
Edward Quinn, Portrait of Princess Grace of Monaco and Ava Gardner arriving for the Bal de la Rose gala dinner in Monte Carlo, 1960.
Portrait of Grace Kelly for Mogambo directed by John Ford ,1953
Portrait of Grace Kelly for Mogambo directed by John Ford ,1953
Frank Sinatra, Grace kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco, 1950's
Frank Sinatra, Grace kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco, 1950's
Portrait of  Grace Kelly for To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Portrait of Grace Kelly for To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Portrait of Grace kelly for Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1954
Portrait of Grace kelly for Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1954
Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1970's
Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1970's
Grace Kelly, 1950's
Grace Kelly, 1950's
Portrait of Princess Grace of Monaco, 1960's
Portrait of Princess Grace of Monaco, 1960's
Portrait of Princess Grace of Monaco, 1950's
Portrait of Princess Grace of Monaco, 1950's
Portrait of Princess Grace of Monaco and Prince Rainier III of Monaco,  1950's
Portrait of Princess Grace of Monaco and Prince Rainier III of Monaco, 1950's
Grace Kelly and James Stewart in Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1954
Grace Kelly and James Stewart in Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1954
Portrait of James Stewart  and Grace Kelly in Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1954
Portrait of James Stewart and Grace Kelly in Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1954
Portrait of James Stewart  and Grace Kelly in Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1954
Portrait of James Stewart and Grace Kelly in Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1954
James Stewart, Grace Kelly and Alfred Hitchcock on the set of  Rear Window, 1954
James Stewart, Grace Kelly and Alfred Hitchcock on the set of Rear Window, 1954
Portrait of Grace kelly for High Noon directed by Fred Zinnemann, 1952
Portrait of Grace kelly for High Noon directed by Fred Zinnemann, 1952
Grace Kelly and James Stewart in Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1954
Grace Kelly and James Stewart in Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1954
Portrait of  Cary Grant and Grace Kelly for To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Portrait of Cary Grant and Grace Kelly for To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Portrait of James Stewart  and Grace Kelly for Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1954
Portrait of James Stewart and Grace Kelly for Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1954
James Stewart, Grace Kelly and Alfred Hitchcock on the set of  Rear Window, 1954
James Stewart, Grace Kelly and Alfred Hitchcock on the set of Rear Window, 1954
Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner in Mogambo directed by John Ford ,1953
Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner in Mogambo directed by John Ford ,1953
Princess Grace of Monaco with a young Prince Albert, 1959
Princess Grace of Monaco with a young Prince Albert, 1959
Grace Kelly, 1950's
Grace Kelly, 1950's
Edward Quinn, Portrait of Grace Kelly relaxing in the lobby of the Carlton Hotel during the Cannes Film Festival 1955
Edward Quinn, Portrait of Grace Kelly relaxing in the lobby of the Carlton Hotel during the Cannes Film Festival 1955
Loomis Dean, Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Loomis Dean, Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Peter Stackpole, Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1956
Peter Stackpole, Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1956
Peter Stackpole, Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly, 1956
Peter Stackpole, Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly, 1956
Lisa Larsen, Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Lisa Larsen, Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Loomis Dean, Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Loomis Dean, Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Lisa Larsen, Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Lisa Larsen, Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Lisa Larsen, Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Lisa Larsen, Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Lisa Larsen, Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Lisa Larsen, Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Howard Sochurek, Grace Kelly'S Engagement, 1950's
Howard Sochurek, Grace Kelly'S Engagement, 1950's
Ralph Morse, Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly at the Waldorf Ball, 1956
Ralph Morse, Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly at the Waldorf Ball, 1956
Allan Grant, Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Allan Grant, Portrait of Grace Kelly, 1950's
Allan Grant,  Portrait of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly waiting backstage during the 28th Annual Academy Awards.
Allan Grant, Portrait of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly waiting backstage during the 28th Annual Academy Awards.
Allan Grant,  Portrait of Grace Kelly leaving Hollywood studio lot for last time before her marriage, may 1956
Allan Grant, Portrait of Grace Kelly leaving Hollywood studio lot for last time before her marriage, may 1956
Lisa Larsen, Portrait of Grace Kelly packing for her wedding to Prince Rainer of Monaco while her pet poodle, april 1956
Lisa Larsen, Portrait of Grace Kelly packing for her wedding to Prince Rainer of Monaco while her pet poodle, april 1956
George Silk, Grace Kelly smiles as she looks at her Best Actress Oscar for The Country Girl, following the 27th annual Academy Awards
George Silk, Grace Kelly smiles as she looks at her Best Actress Oscar for The Country Girl, following the 27th annual Academy Awards
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