Grace Kelly Soaking Up the Sun on a Beach, 1955
If you ask movie lovers who the most beautiful person is to have ever graced the silver screen, most will have a single, definitive answer: Grace Kelly. Her looks always appear to be effortless and her visage remains timeless.
Kelly seemingly lived two lives: one as an actress, starring in such classic films as ‘Rear Window’ and ‘Dial M for Murder;’ then there’s her second life, where she became the Princess of Monaco after retiring from acting at the age of 26 to marry Prince Rainier III in 1956.
While her formative years certainly seemed like they were ripped straight from a Hollywood script, sadly Princess Grace’s later years weren’t “happily ever after.” She tragically died at the age of 52 on September 14, 1982, succumbing to injuries sustained in a traffic collision the day prior. According to a CAT scan, she suffered a brain hemorrhage that likely led to the crash, and another hemorrhage while in the hospital.