Grace Kelly, who lived from 1929 to 1982, was a talented actress who was in many movies. She received an Academy Award for her performance in the 1954 movie The Country Girl.
Here are 10 interesting facts about the legendary actress:
10 Interesting Facts About Grace Kelly #1:
Grace Kelly was a registered Democrat. Moreover, her family was good friends with Franklin D. Roosevelt when he was president.
10 Interesting Facts About Grace Kelly #2:
She was the first actress to appear on a postage stamp. This postage stamp was released in 1993.
10 Interesting Facts About Grace Kelly #3:
The beautiful actress once commented on lessons that she learned from her father. In her words, “My father had a very simple view of life: you don’t get anything for nothing. Everything has to be earned, through work, persistence and honesty. My father also had a deep charm, the gift of winning our trust. He was the kind of man with whom many people dream of spending an evening.”
10 Interesting Facts About Grace Kelly #4:
She was good friends with many other actresses, including actress Maureen O’Hara. O’Hara appeared in many great movies during her acting career, including The Quiet Man.
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As one would expect, she was one of the list of the “100 Sexiest Stars” in film history according to Empire magazine. She came in fifth on the list.
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Kelly also once commented on the reason she decided to be in the 1953 movie Mogambo. In her words, “Mogambo had three things that interested me. John Ford, Clark Gable, and a trip to Africa with expenses paid. If Mogambo had been made in Arizona, I wouldn’t have done it.”
10 Interesting Facts About Grace Kelly #7:
She attended and graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
10 Interesting Facts About Grace Kelly #8:
Entertainment Weekly credited her as the 27th greatest movie star of all time.
10 Interesting Facts About Grace Kelly #9:
Another interesting fact is that she had two favorite actors when she was in her youth, Joseph Cotton and Ingrid Bergman.
10 Interesting Facts About Grace Kelly #10:
The last interesting fact about the legendary actress is that believed in feminism. In her words, “I’m basically a feminist. I think that women can do anything they decide to do.”
Anthony Lane, “The legacy of Grace Kelly,” The New Yorker.
“Grace Kelly,” Yahoo! Movies.
“Grace Kelly Biography,” Biography.com.