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Princess Grace of Monaco Statue - Fontvieille, Monaco
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 43° 43.624 E 007° 25.134
32T E 372656 N 4842774
Quick Description: A statue of Princess Grace of Monaco is located in the Princess Grace Rose Garden (Parc de la Roseraie) in the Fontvieille section of Monaco.
Location: Monaco
Date Posted: 2/28/2017 12:49:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMV5X0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 4

Long Description:
The Princess Grace Rose Garden was created in 1984 as a memorial to Grace Kelly, wife of Prince Rainier III. The statue of Princess Grace in the rose garden was commissioned by her husband, Prince Rainier III of the House of Grimaldi, shortly after her death following an automobile accident.

The life-size bronze statue depicts the Princess standing amid a pile of limestone rocks in the rose garden created to commemorate her life. She is wearing a sleeveless and strapless gown. He hair is pushed back and arranged into a bun. Her right hand is touching the front of her right shoulder and her left arm is down by her left side. The statue was created by Kees Verkade in 1983.

Grace Kelly was born into a prominent Philadelphia family in 1929. She began a successful acting career at age 20 in New York City theater productions and live drama television broadcasts.

She starred in films and won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination as Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Mogambo (1953) and an Academy Award for Best Actress in The Country Girl (1954). She also had leading roles in High Noon (1952), Dial M for Murder (1954), Rear Window (1954), To Catch a Thief (1955), and High Society (1956).

Grace Kelly retired from acting to marry Prince Rainier III of Monaco on April 18, 1956. As Princess of Monaco they had three children: Caroline, Albert II, and Stéphanie. She died on September 14, 1982, a day after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage and being involved in an automobile accident.

The stamp was issued by Monaco as part of a set of four stamps commemorating the establishment of the Princess Grace Rose Garden.
Stamp Issuing Country: Monaco

Date of Issue: 1/29/2004

Denomination: 1.90 €

Color: Multicolor

Stamp Type: Single Stamp

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