The Actress Turned Princess Literally Fell From Grace

Kelly’s Fall from Grace

In order to make it happen, Grace Kelly had to combine her acting fortune with her family inheritance. The actress must have really been in love (or she had daddy issues and needed to impress her disapproving father). It’s only natural to think that the Princess of Monaco would be set for life (and her kids’ and grandkids’ lives), but Kelly truly fell from Grace.

Grace Kelly poses dressed in a white silk dress.

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Kelly’s life may have seemed like a fairytale, but this princess paid a high price to be a royal. By the time she died in 1982, the 52-year-old had a mere $10,000 (about $27,000 today) to her name and her grandfather’s old, rundown cottage in Ireland. So, what happened?

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