From Hollywood actress to Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly has made her name synonymous with class, glamor and grace. 40 years after her death, she continues to inspire. Wore beauty of a woman who marked history.
The luminous beauty of Grace Kelly has marked the history of American cinema as much as the princely life of Monaco. She quickly became a iconic blonde thanks to his roles in many classics such as “Fenêtre sur cour” or “La Main au collet”. LAlfred Hitchcock’s favorite actress was even Oscar winner for the film “A girl from the provinces“. At 27, the actress left the cinema to marry Prince Rainier. She became a full-time Princess of Monaco before meeting a tragic end on a road in the Côte d’Azur on September 14, 1982. Despite her disappearance 40 years ago, Grace Kelly remains the perfect embodiment of beauty.
The perfect beauty of Grace Kelly
When we talk about Grace Kelly, we first think of her major influence on fashion. But it is impossible not to mention its unparalleled beauty. Besides her talent as an actress, Grace Kelly transcended the screen with her notched square, her diaphanous complexion and her sparkling gaze. What characterized her elegance and unequaled grace: her hitchcock blonde. It is also thanks to her light blond that she became one of the favorite heroines of the English director Alfred Hitchcock. This one used to play with the icy blondness of women. Prudent in appearance, but with great sensual charm. Thus, to qualify the future Princess of Monaco, he declares: “Everyone says she’s cold and distant. But to me she’s always been a volcano under the snow“. In the whirlwind of sexy of the 50s, the American managed to get noticed without forgetting her principles. Never provocative, she was described as the anti Marilyn Monroe by film critics. She didn’t need bling and glitter to show off her assets. On the contrary, the simplicity was enough to bring it to light. In short, Grace Kelly bore her first name better than anyone.
The beauty secrets of the Princess of Monaco
If Grace Kelly wore little makeup, her beauty was no less worked. To sublimate the oval of her face, she used the law of shadows and lights, well known in the world of cinema. The trick? Use three shades of foundation (a beige, a lighter beige and an ivory) and two different blushes. To maintain her diaphanous complexion, she wore lots of sunglasses and hats. Something rare at that time, she liked to adopt the nude makeup while all the women had colored eyes, brightly colored lips and fuchsia cheekbones. Thus, she sported eyelids delicately made up of beige, gray or brown with eyelashes covered in mascara. There was no question of putting on false eyelashes. Her eyebrows were always drawn to perfection to structure her face. Grace Kelly highlighted the natural color of her lips by applying a tone-on-tone tint. When not swept up, her blonde hair was styled in flawless waves or pulled up into an elegant bun. Everything was measured. On the perfume side, the Princess of Monaco wore Fleurissimo by Creed. A citrusy, powdery and floral fragrance created at the request of Prince Rainier for their wedding.
A family that proves that beauty is genetic
Forty years later, the elegance of Grace Kelly remains intact thanks to her heiresses. If his daughters and all his granddaughters share his irresistible charm, there is a resemblance that makes a lot of talk: that of Camille Gottlieb.
Blonde hair and piercing blue eyes, the youngest daughter of Stéphanie of Monaco looks more and more like her mythical grandmother. While the 24-year-old doesn’t have the same name as the late princess, there’s no doubt her legendary beauty has been passed down through the generations. This is enough to perpetuate the Grace Kelly myth.
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