Skip to comments.Grace of Monaco’ to open Cannes Film Festival
Posted on 01/25/2014 7:56:16 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
PARIS Nicole Kidman-starrer Grace of Monaco will open the 67th Cannes Festival on May 14, it was announced today.
The film portrays a period in the life of American actress who became Princess Grace of Monaco when she married Prince Rainier III in 1956, in what was dubbed the marriage of the century. An Oscar winner, she was already a huge film star, having worked with the very greatest (John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Fred Zinnemann) Hollywood-based filmmakers, she was suddenly confronted with an offer by Hitchcock to take the lead in his new film Marnie and French government ambitions to tax or even annex Monaco.
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One of the most radiantly beautiful women in history ... Her daughter Stephanie is almost as beautiful as her mother.
It’s too bad Nicole got a facelift. She was pretty hot looking before, now she’s not so much...
Nicole Kidman? Charlese Theron would’ve been a much better choice.
Neither is Charlize Theron (surfing the scum-sucking bottom with boyfriend Sean Penn) they have in that commercial trying to compare her garish aggressive model visage with Grace and others like Marilyn Monroe.... No comparison whatsoever.
“With respect to Ms. Kidman, she is no Princess Grace.
That’s what hubby & I said. She could have been great as Elizabeth Montgomery/Samantha Stevens, but that movie was dreadful.
Phew! Once she was twenty years younger than me. Now, she looks thirty years older than me.
Her two daughters were not exactly the epitome of “grace.” But Grace was really known to sow her wild oats before she settled down with the Prince.
Yikes! Looks like she’s lived a hard life. How old is she, btw?
48. Too much sun?
I looked at a few recent images of Princess Stephanie too. Let’s just say that she’s not aging well ...
And yes, she did a hell of a job!
That's true. About a year or so ago I read her biography. She was, in fact, pretty promiscuous.
Interestingly---and sadly---she spent her youth trying to earn her father's praise, with little success. She wasn't in love with Rainier, but thought becoming a princess might finally accomplish that goal.
She looks more like her father.
I do as well...
It was truly remarkable acting by her...
I used to think of her as a marginal basic hollyweird airhead blonde, which she probably still is, but her acting in that movie was a tour de force...
Must be that ;-)
Yeah, that’s the truth - she slept with everybody. I wish she could have married a prince of a higher station than Monaco but I guess he was the only one around. (Unless you count Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband!)
Still she was a beautiful woman, a good actress, and the epitome of class and style on screen. Pretty good legacy.
I don’t know how well Nicole Kidman will pull this off but I agree that Grace Kelly is almost as close to 10 as is possible and it is more amazing that she looked that way before the era of plastic surgeries and breast enhancements.
Decent actress but I don’t blame her for escaping Hollywood.
January Jones (Betty Draper of Man Men) almost pulls off a Grace look-alike on the tv show (it’s even referenced at one point of the show). Jones has a different nose and a squarer face but, otherwise, she could pass as Grace if you didn’t look too closely.
That is the face of someone who smoked for 30 years.
"Still she was a beautiful woman, a good actress, and the epitome of class and style on screen. Pretty good legacy."
No argument at all from me.
This is the Dior perfume ad which features Charlize Theron while she also plays Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and Marlene Dietrich.
My stepfather tended bar at the Logan Inn in New Hope, Pennsylvania (Bucks County Playhouse) in the early fifties. She drew a lot of attention at the bar. He said she was a nice kid (He was born in 1913). She was pleasant to him and everybody he saw her with. Apparently that was not his normal experience with other actors who came to town.
Who is this?
Oh, the old Bucks County Playhouse! I saw several plays there. Yes, the great stars would come there - and I sure some of them behaved badly.
Funny, I was just reading about Washington’s crossing of the Delaware and all I was thinking about is this beautiful area of our country.
I agree, she had a charmed life, no doubt her looks helped.
Hate to burst your bubble, but she was not the most beautiful of the classic era stars. Not even close-
and besides that, she was a well know tramp.
She bedded just about all of her male co-stars.
Grace Kelly and a Vivian Leigh were two of the most beautiful ever on screen. In a classic way.
Both drop dead gorgeous. I did not say sexy, I said beautiful in the classic sense.
Not like Doris Day the Perpetual Virgin?
She acted out after her mother died. Had a rough time of it.
Eh, she’s no Grace Kelly either. Who is the fellow? He’s a tad middle-eastern looking at least in that picture.
What has Doris Day got to do with any of this? LOL
Oh wow, Swearengen!