Seeing how Cannes is all abuzz this week about the Grace Kelly film, I thought I’d spit this post back out for those who missed it the first go-round….
Grace Kelly was the one girl in the world who never took a bad photo.
She was a truly a classical beauty.
And what a story! An American girl from a blue collar Philadelphia family grows up to be a famous movie actress, meets a prince and becomes a princess!
A true fairy tale or was it?
That’s why the Monaco Royal family isn’t so happy this week.
A new biopic reveals some not so perfect moments in her marriage and life.
Getting a kiss from Marlon Brando with her Oscar in 1955.
At the time this was the most expensive gown in Academy Award history as the silk alone cost $4,000. Made for Grace by costumer Edith Head, she wore it to a premiere, the Oscars and for a cover shoot to get her moneys worth of it.
That doesn’t happen these days!
Nicole Kidman is playing Grace in the film.
Here’s a still from it below…
The thing is 40 something Nicole is playing a 25 year old Grace.
However, Nicole seems to be working the fillers and botox, so maybe she can pull it off.
Some say a younger actress should have been chosen.
No American trailer is out yet, but you can watch the U.K. one.
More film stills…
What do you think?
I think her hair looks a lot like Grace.
Apparently Nicole really wanted this part.
People have suggested Charlize Theron or
January Jones look more like Grace.
I kind of thought Gwyneth Paltrow’s face looks most similar ..
The movie is set in Monaco, after her marriage.
They say it was about her struggle to decide to do another movie or not after becoming princess.
The Monaco royal family has said it’s not based on truth and they are not happy with it.
Still I’d love to see it.
I can never tire of looking at Grace Kelly photographs.
Some of my favorites…
In High Society with Bing Crosby.
And with Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief. Her wardrobe in this Hitchcock film was fabulous.
Grace made scarves, pearls and tortoise shell glasses hallmarks of the well-bred young American.
Could there be a more copied wedding dress ever? Or a more lovely one?
With the purse (the iconic Hermes’ Kelly bag named for her) and the prince.
Taking snaps in Pucci.
Sailing in Monaco, but still looking like the all-American girl in white jeans and a cable knit sweater, and sneakers!
As a young mom with Caroline and Albert and Prince Rainier.
Amazing she was considered the ugly duckling and untalented one in her high-achieving family.
Her father still couldn’t believe the fuss made over her later in life.
It’s just a shame she wasn’t here longer..
What do you think? who would be best to portray Grace?
Are you interested in seeing this?
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Caitlin FitzGerald, who's currently playing Libby Masters on HBO's "Master of Sex" would have been a great casting choice to play Grace Kelly. She doesn't look exactly like Grace Kelly but she'd nail Grace's demeanour and classic beauty which I think is more interesting for a biopic than a physical resemblance.