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Grace Kelly's film career spanned just five years and 14 movies, yet her legacy is indelible. Thirty years after her death (on Sept. 14, 1982) and 56 years after she made her last movie, the actress-turned-princess remains a trendsetter for her beauty, style and poise, and her on-screen performances continue to mesmerize with their unique blend of ice and fire. The details of Kelly's biography remain familiar, as they dovetail so neatly with many of the roles she played. Born in 1929, she grew up a Philadelphia socialite, but rather than live the debutante life, she moved to New York, where she became a model, a stage actress and a TV actress. Her acting icon was Ingrid Bergman, a star with a similar mix of icily perfect composure and radiant sensuality. When Kelly was 21, in 1951, she moved to Hollywood and, within months, scored her first lead role, as Gary Cooper's prim, pacifist bride »

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