Princess Grace dies

American actress-turned-princess Grace Kelly dies in France, as a result of injuries suffered in a car crash the day before. Born into a rich Irish-Catholic family in the United States, Grace Kelly possessed a regal bearing well before she became a princess or a film star. Her brief film career spanned six years, during which time she filmed 11 movies and won an Academy Award for The Country Girl. She then retired from film and left Hollywood to marry Prince Rainier of Monaco, with whom she had three children.