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Grace Kelly's Pop Culture Legacy

Grace Kelly's Pop Culture Legacy

The late star is making a movie comeback, as a film project titled "Grace of Monaco," staring Nicole Kidman in the titular role, is officially in the works.

The screenplay reportedly follows Princess Grace's royal life against a backdrop of current events. Thirty years since her tragic death in a car accident, the world is still fascinated by the Academy Award winner who went from Hollywood royalty to European royalty.

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At the young age of 26, the American actress retired from acting to move to Monaco and become a princess. She had met Prince Rainier, the sovereign of Monaco, in April 1955 while at the Cannes Film Festival. A year later, they were married in an event broadcast across Europe. Today, Grace Kelly still holds icon status. From her timeless wedding dress, to her glamorous style, to her intriguing personal life, she's left a lasting legacy.

Take a look at it now:

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Grace Kelly Barbie

In 2011, Mattel released three Princess Grace collector Barbies. Her outfits included her dress from "To Catch a Thief," pictured here, her wedding dress, and the dress she wore to the 1955 Cannes Film Festival, where she met her future royal husband.

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'Mad Men' Mentions

On "Mad Men," January Jones's Betty Draper channels the beauty of her contemporary icon. In the episode "Shoot," Betty is recruited to model in a Coca-Cola ad because she's a dead ringer for Grace Kelly. Unfortunately, they decide to go with someone a little more "Audrey Hepburn."

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Film Star

Before she was Her Serene Highness the Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly had another very impressive title: Oscar winner! She won the best actress Academy Award in 1954 for her role in "The Country Girl." Much of her legacy lives on through her films, including Alfred Hitchcock classics like "To Catch a Thief" and "Rear Window."

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Movie Muse

Grace Kelly stars in classic movies, but films have also been made about her. There's a new one on the horizon, but if you're looking to check one out now, consider the documentary Grace Kelly: American Princess, or the 1980s-tastic made-for-TV movie, The Grace Kelly Story.

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