Grace Patricia Kelly (later Princess Grace of Monaco; November 12, 1929 September 14, 1982) was an American film and stage actress and fashion icon.
Kelly became a famous actress in the 1950s, starring in such memorable films as Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, High Society, and The Country Girl, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She retired from acting at age 26.
She became "Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco" upon marrying Rainier III, Prince of Monaco in 1956. They later had three children: Caroline, Albert, and Stephanie. Kelly maintained dual American and Monegasque citizenship after her marriage.
Kelly died after being critically injured in a car accident with her daughter Stephanie in the fall of 1982. The American Film Institute ranked her #13 amongst the Greatest Female Stars of All Time