Saturday, June 19, 2010

Grace Kelly

I am reading a book on Grace Kelly right now. It is pretty interesting, and kind of sad, really.

I have recently watched Miss Kelly- or- Her Serene Highness- in To Catch a Thief with Cary Grant (who seemed a bit too old to play her love interest, but whatever) and The Swan with- what's his name? Louis Guinness?
I would say To Catch a Thief is one of the most visually stunning of films Kelly has starred in. Her gowns are absolutely heavenly and her hair is just exquisite! She looks like a main line debutante in most scenes and that is probably because she, well, was. Miss Kelly grew up in Philadelphia and was from a socially prominent family. She already had the poise and breeding behind her.
Good breeding or no, Miss Kelly had an active social life and dated tons of hot movie stars- I don't believe she messed with Cary Grant though.

Grace Kelly gave up acting in 1956 to marry the Prince of Monaco. She then became a Princess and bore three children. Many people say she became very depressed as a princess because she wasn't allowed to act any more and that is what she truly loved doing. She died in a car crash in 1982 after suffering a stroke in her car. She drove straight off a cliff with her daughter (who survived.) I will always be a huge Grace Kelly fan and if you get a chance, try and catch some of her films on TMC.

Here is the trailer for To Catch a Thief