1956: Grace Kelly Marries Prince Rainier of Monaco

By Jacob Shelton
Following their church wedding on April 19, 1956, the real Princess Grace and Prince Ranier wave from a palace window. Filed 1/11/1983. UPI/CORBIS-BETTMANN. BPA 2# 5454

In 1956, Hollywood princess Grace Kelly became a real-deal princess by marrying Prince Rainier III of Monaco. Kelly starred in classic films like High Noon (1952), Mogambo (1953) and High Society (1956), and was one of Alfred Hitchcock’s favorite muses, co-starring in Dial M for Murder (1954), Rear Window (1954), and To Catch A Thief (1955). As Princess of Monaco, Kelly led a fairly quiet life until it came to a tragic end in 1982. The beloved princess may have left us too soon but she won’t be forgotten.