Actress Grace Kelly paid a high price to marry Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956, according to the new documentary Grace Kelly: The Missing Millions. High-paid Hollywood actress who starred in such memorable films afternoon And Rear window, Grossed approximately $ 1.5 million over a period of five years at a time.
“Grace Kelly’s story is so poignant that she had to pay to become a princess,” says Gemma Godfrey, a wealth consultant who contributed to the documentary. “Most people think of it as a story, moving from Hollywood and suddenly being whispered with too much money.”
According to the doctor, the Oscar-winning actress had to pay $ 2 million in dowry to the House of Grimaldi to be able to enter the royal family. She also had to give up a successful Hollywood career. “I think the dowry was a shocking thing, to pay $ 2 million, which in today’s context would be $ 20 million,” Godfrey says. “It wiped out his entire savings, and the other half erased his legacy.” So really, when you think about what he sacrificed, he actually gave up his savings as well as his ability to earn. “
It may come as a surprise to many that the practice of giving dowry to a bride or groom is still legal in Britain. In many countries the tradition has been discontinued due to violence against women by their husbands or their relatives demanding dowry.
Ironically, Kelly and Prince Rainier met at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival, where the actress was promoting her latest film, to catch a Thief. Later both took part in a photo session Paris match Magazine, where they probably had time to get better acquaintances.
The documentary is from the time in Kelly’s life when she was 52 years old when a teenager died in Philadelphia in a car accident with only $ 10,000 to her name and a luxurious home in Ireland that belonged to her grandfather was. The film also states that one of Kelly’s three wills cannot be accessed. “We have asked to see a copy, but Mahal said that it is not publicly available. They have told us that Prince Albert and his family do not want to disclose its contents, ”said Godfrey.
Latenightstreaming by film stage, Kelly gets her onscreen break afternoon. “She won four Oscars for her role in the 1952 film, which grossed $ 18 million at the box office. Shortly after the MGM Studios contract, and ended up in stars such as Kelly Classics Dial M for Murder And high society“