These Grace Kelly quotes provide a glimpse into what kind of person she was. Grace Kelly was born in 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She went to New York at age 18 and modeled and began acting. She debuted on Broadway in 1949 at age 20. She moved to California to act in movies. In her career, she starred in numerous television shows and ten movies. Grace Kelly won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in "The Country Girl." In 1956, she ended her acting career at age 27 and became Princess of Monaco when she married Prince Ranier of Monaco.  She had three children. Grace Kelly died at age 52 from injuries in a car accident in 1982.

  1. Grace Kelly on her upbringing. She said, “My parents, despite their serious attitude toward life in general, and that of their children in particular, were very broadminded people. There was no such thing as a bad profession for them. As I was their daughter, they knew that, whatever profession I chose, I would do it well. That was enough for them. There was always trust among the Kellys.”

  2. Grace Kelly on acting. About working with Alfred Hitchcock, Grace Kelly said, “Mr. Hitchcock taught me everything about cinema. It was thanks to him that I understood that murder scenes should be shot like love scenes and love scenes like murder scenes.”

  3. Grace Kelly quote on a man's confidence. Grace Kelly was quoted as saying, "I don't want to be married to someone who feels inferior to my success or because I make more money than he does."

  4. Grace Kelly on being a mother. She said, “It would be very sad if children had no memories before those of school. What they need most is the love and attention of their mother.”

  5. Grace Kelly quote on how others saw her. Grace Kelly said, "Other women looked on me as a rival. And it pained me a great deal."