Family Tree Tuesday – Grace Kelly

Posted January 25, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

American actress Grace Kelly is widely considered one of the greatest screen legends in the history of cinema. Kelly starred in several films by Alfred Hitchcock, including Dial M for Murder, Rear Window and To Catch a Thief, her last collaboration with the director.

Kelly’s father John Brendan Kelly, Sr. was an accomplished oarsmen, winning three Olympic Gold Medals, and a self made millionaire. Her other notable relatives include her uncles, Walter C. Kelly, a prominent vaudeville star, and George Kelly, a renowned playwright and screenwriter.

In 1956, Kelly married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco and became known as Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco. Soon after her marriage, Kelly retired from acting and gave birth to the couple’s first child, Princess Caroline. Shortly after, she was joined by brother Prince Albert II and later Princess Stéphanie.

Check out Grace Kelly’s tree and see how you’re related!