Grace Kelly

American actress and Princess consort of Monaco

Grace Patricia Kelly (12 November 192914 September 1982) was an Academy Award-winning American actress. She became princess consort of Monaco in 1956 when she married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. Thereafter, she was commonly referred to as Princess Grace.

Grace Kelly


  • Personally, I wouldn't go anywhere important without my own favorite Hermès black bag... I have my jewelry with me in case something happens and I suddenly have to dress up. For me, going out without that purse would seem almost like going out naked. Well, almost.
    • Kelly (1954) attributed to her in: Charlotte Chandler (2005) It's Only a Movie: Alfred Hitchcock: A Personal Biography. p. 212 : Kelly had mentioned this to Hitchcock during the preparations of the movie Rear Window.
  • I certainly don't think of my life as a fairy tale.
    • Kelly (1956) as cited in Editors of People Magazine (2007) The Royals: Their Lives, Loves and Secrets. p. 62
  • For a woman, forty is torture, the end. I think turning forty is miserable.
    • Kelly (1969) in interview with William B. Arthur. Cited in: James Spada (1988) Grace: The Secret Lives of a Princess. p. 280
  • To create harmony in the home is the woman's right and duty.
    • Attributed to Kelly in: Tom Tierney (1986) Grace Kelly: paper dolls in full color. p. 17
  • The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it.
    • Attributed to Kelly in: Robert Andrews Ed. (1987) The Routledge dictionary of quotations. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Books. p. 209
  • Women's natural role is to be a pillar of the family.
    • Attributed to Kelly in: Paula Munier (2004) On Being Blonde: Wit And Wisdom From The World's Most Infamous Blondes. p. 78
  • The frantic life of today has swept up women to the point where... they feel that there is no time for this vital natural function.(breastfeeding) I have many duties and obligations of state along with my husband, but my family comes first.
    • The Milwaukee Sentinel Princess Puts Motherhood First Jul 17, 1971
  • (when children can watch without embarrassment their mothers breast feed brothers and sister) They realize the wholesomeness of sex and its naturalness. They don't put sex in the wrong proportion.
    • The Milwaukee Sentinel Princess Puts Motherhood First Jul 17, 1971
  • I love walking in the woods, on the trails, along the beaches. I love being part of nature. I love walking alone. It is therapy. One needs to be alone, to recharge one's batteries.
    • The Milwaukee Sentinel Princess Grace finds relaxation in her gardens Jan. 1, 1981

About Grace KellyEdit

  • Grace Kelly's apparent frigidity was like a mountain covered with snow, but that mountain was a volcano.
    • Alfred Hitchcock in the 1950s, cited in: Michael Johns (2004) Moment of Grace: The American City in the 1950s. p. 24
  • I didn't discover Grace, but I saved her from a fate worse than death. I prevented her from being eternally cast as a cold woman.
    • Alfred Hitchcock cited in: William Shurtleff, Lawton L. Shurtleff (2005) The Shurtleff and Lawton families: genealogy and history. p. 450
  • I could have married her!
    • Senator John F. Kennedy in 1956, looking at press coverage of Grace Kelly's wedding. Recounted by Gore Vidal and cited in Sarah Bradford's America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (2001).

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