Princess Grace of Monaco died on this day in 1982, 35 years ago. Born Grace Kelly in a prominent Irish-American Philadelphia family, she was educated in the United States and eventually became a famous actress, starring in (among others) The Country Girl, High Noon, Dial M for Murder, Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, and High Society, winning a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award. In 1956, she married Prince Rainer III of Monaco. The couple had three children, Princess Caroline, Prince Albert, and Princess Stephanie. Forced to give up her acting career, Princess Grace became heavily involved in philanthropy, most notably establishing the Princess Grace Foundation in 1964 to support local artisans and bringing a plethora of glamour to the tiny Principality. A style icon, the Princess of Monaco was renowned the world over for her beauty. On September 13, 1982, Princess Grace had a stroke while driving back to Monaco with her younger daughter, veering off the road and crashing down the mountainside. She died in Hospital the next day.