If you are fan of Hollywood movies, then you would be wondering about famous actor and actress, among them there were only few who got the chance to be featured on U.S postage stamps. So, I m going to share intresting facts about the first Hollywood actress to be featured on U.S postage stamp.
First Hollywood Actress to be featured on U.S Postage Stamp
Grace Kelly. In 1956, the United States Postal Office issued the Grace Kelly stamp designed by Robert A. Scot. This stamp came into existence with a series that commemorated famous women from the United States who brought up change to society.
The grace kelly stamp was used in sending mails, paying for good and services, icluding package post. The stamp became popular with the time and people start collecting and buying online from postage offices spread all over the world. Two stamps were issued in respect of Grace Kelly, $2 stamp issued in 1977 and the second one is a $3 stamp issued in 1982.
Grace Kelly was a princess and celebrity in Hollywood. She was on of the finest actress of Hollywood known by her acting skills and beauty. She was the part of the American Red Cross and was praised for her social work.
About her early life
Grace Kelly was born to an Irish American family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 12th, 1928. Her father John Francis “Jack” Kelly Jr. and mother, Frances Mary McBride Kelly were bussinesmen. Her father was Irish American and her mother was Scottish American.
At age 15, she started attending the prestigious Miss Porter’s School, where she completed her academics. In 1942, she graduated from high school and enrolled at the Westfield College of education and Western University in English literature. After graduating, she worked as a secretary and later on joined the American Red Cross. Unfortunately, she died at the of 52 from a car accident on September 14, 1982.
How her Acting Carrer started?
At the age of 16, she started her acting skills by attending acting school at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1947. Her first movie was Mogambo, released in 1952. In her school time, she was offered an acting role in “The Unsinkable Molly Brown'”. After that performance, Grace was typecast as a “good girl” and lost opportunities to do more acting.
In 1948, Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco. Their marriage ended up by divorce in 1956. In 1957, she married to actor Sean Connery and gave birth to three children: James Michael, Albert Constantine, and Caroline Marie. After marrying Rainier, Kelly moved to Monaco with him.The couple had three children before getting seperated: Christian Louis, Pierre Casiraghi, Antoine Sébastien. She got settled at Monte Carlo and had her rest of its life.
how she bacame star?
Grace Kelly belongs to a wealthy bussinesmen family. She had an elegant, beautiful face and a graceful behaviour. After marrying into the British royal family, she became an international sensation and Queen of England.Grace Kelly is best known for her role as Princess Grace in the 1950 film “The Sun Also Rises”. Kelly starred in films such as To Catch A Thief (1955), High Noon (1952), Rear Window (1954), Dial M For Murder (1954) and An Affair To Remember (1957).