Grace Kelly – famous actress and Princess
Grace Kelly was one of the most famous women of the XX century, the beloved symbol of the little principality, famous Hollywood actress. Once she was able to change the life of a state. Thanks to Grace a lot of businessmen and celebrities returned to Monaco. But her death is still a solid mystery, and even numerous investigations, publications, books and attempt to make a film could not shed light on this mystery.
Beauty Grace went down in history as the famous American actress, Oscar winner, as well as the wife of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. These facts of her biography are known worldwide. But only a small circle of close friends and relatives knew she had the ability to foresee and even knew in advance about her fate. According to her relatives Grace often foresaw disasters and misfortunes happened to her family and friends.
Two years before her death Princess repeatedly said that she would die in Monaco. Grace had visions: she was in a coffin, the children were crying over her body. However, the moment of death remained hidden from the seer.
Grace Kelly became world-famous mainly through her roles in the movies Rear Window and Dial M for Murder directed by Alfred Hitchcock, High Noon and To Catch a Thief. Always elegant actress had become a style icon, and her appearance was one of the standards of beauty.
In 1955, Grace came to the Cannes Film Festival and visited Monaco, where she met Prince Rainier III. One year later, on April 18, 1956, the wedding took place. The wedding of the Hollywood stars and the Prince of Monaco, brought together thousands of people in the streets, and mass media called luxurious wedding a ceremony of the century.
During honeymoon in Corsica Grace found out that she was pregnant. Prince was happy. On January 23, 1957 a girl named Caroline Louise Marguerite was born. On March 14, 1958 Grace gave birth to a son named Alexander Albert Louis Pierre. On February 1, 1965 Princess of Monaco gave birth to a second daughter, Stephanie Marie Elizabeth, which soon became the darling of the whole family. Two years later, another pregnancy ended tragically: the baby died in the womb.
Grace devoted herself to the family and was engaged in charity in her free time. She opened a hospital and a kindergarten, patronized several charities. She looked absolutely happy, but very few people knew that Grace had depression after a miscarriage and death of her father in 1960.
Grace began performing in charity concerts and traveled all over Europe and was going to go to America. In addition, Princess Grace arranged the exhibition of her own watercolors and collages of dried flowers.
Grace had become the face, the icon and the guardian angel of Monaco. But if her public life was perfect, there were problems with the grown children. 19-year-old Carolina fell in love with a businessman and womanizer Philippe Junot, and moved in with him, despite the protests of parents. They married in 1977 and broke up 3 years later. Albert was keen on models and sports and wasn’t interested in affairs of the state. 17-year-old Stephanie fell in love with Paul Belmondo, son of the famous actor, and went with him to Antigua instead of starting her studies at the Paris Institute of Design and Fashion. On the advice of Paul, passionate rally driver, the girl began to engage in auto racing. Mother decided that she should take some action.
On September 13, 1982 Grace had to take Stephanie to suburban residence and then to Paris. Grace drove herself. Suddenly her car dived into the abyss depth of about 45 meters. When people arrived they were able to pull live Stephanie. Then they found Grace without consciousness. Princess was taken to Monaco. Unfortunately, she died a day later. Funeral services were held at the Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Monaco, the same church where she had been married in 1956. The princess was only 52 years old. Her husband remained faithful to his beloved, and did not remarry.