The Actress Turned Princess Literally Fell From Grace

She Made Bank in 1950s Hollywood

Kelly spent a good five years making bank in Hollywood during the ’50s. In the documentary, a financial advisor who studied Kelly’s life and career noted that all the actress’ earnings and bonuses likely reached $1.5 million (or $15 million today). The thing is, those earnings were missing from her will.

A portrait of Grace Kelly.

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Who or what could possibly seduce her to the point that she was willing to leave fame and fortune behind? What was so appealing about becoming a princess that totally eclipsed her childhood dreams of becoming a Hollywood actress? Well, it had a lot to do with a man named Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi… aka Prince Rainier III.

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