Grace Kelly's career was the ultimate fukfillment of the American dream. The granddaughter of an immigrant farm boy from Country Mayo, she became a top Hollywood star and then the wife of a ruling European Prince. Idolized by Alfred Hitchcock, courted by Clark Gable, Bing Crosby and William Holden among others, she abandoned her glittering career at twenty-six for marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco. Yet she remained a star, her golden image adorning the covers of magazines and the front pages of newspapers until her untimely death in 1982. The whole world morned the Princess from Philadelphia and her former subjects wep in the streets.
Who was Princess Grace? Despite her extremely public life as actress and princess, wife and mother, she remained an unusually private person. Sarah Bradford, author of two highly praised biographies, has traveled thousands of miles to interview her family and friends, the people who worked with her from Hollywood to Monaco, to compile the first full-length insight into the remarkable woman whom the world knew simply as "Princess Grace."