Grace Kelly was born on November 12, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was born into a wealthy Irish family. Before becoming the Princess of Monaco, she was a famous film actress in Hollywood starring in over 14 films and winning awards such as Best Actress at the Oscars in 1954 and a Gold Record for her song "True Love" in the film "High Society". In 1956 she married Prince Rainier Grimaldi of Monaco. They had 3 children together. She died on September 14, 1982 after her car veered off road and into the cliffs of Monaco. She has become very well known, however, for her style and trendsetting.
The most recent reference to her was when Kate Middleton married Prince William. Kate's wedding dress was almost identical to Princess Graces' wedding dress when she married Prince Rainier.

Bria Raynor
Honors American History
27 May 2011

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