Happy birthday, Grace Kelly! Born November 12, 1929, Grace Kelly epitomized the very essence of elegance. Starting out as an American actress, she married the Prince of Monaco in 1956 and became Princess Grace. Grace Kelly performed in many theatrical productions, but ultimately became a movie star after winning the Academy Award for The Country Girl. After 6 years of acting, Princess Grace decided to take care of her three children. In 1982, Princess Grace died in a car accident after supposedly suffering from a stroke. Her daughter, Stephanie, was in the car with her but survived the accident. With a successful acting career, Grace Kelly will not soon be forgotten, and she continues to grace the screen and captivate viewers after all these years.