Grace Kelly's mysterious death
Princess Grace of Monaco (formerly known as Hollywood star Grace Kelly) passed away on September 14, 1982, one day after her car plunged off a mountain pass in her adopted country of Monaco. The sudden loss of the beloved princess left the world not only heartbroken, but begging for answers to a number of haunting questions.
Who was Princess Grace?
Born Grace Kelly in 1929 in Philadelphia, Princess Grace had a magic about her that, in retrospect, makes it seem she’d always been destined for greatness. Her first major Hollywood role was opposite Gary Cooper in 1952’s High Noon, but she’s probably best known for starring in Alfred Hitchcock’s Dial M For Murder and Rear Window. In 1956, after an aborted romance with fashion designer Oleg Cassini, she abandoned Hollywood to marry Prince Rainier III of Monaco, with whom she’d have three children. One of them, Princess Stephanie, was with her that fateful day when her car spun out of control on the treacherous D37 highway in Monaco, plunging 36 metres off the side of a mountain.
Who was actually driving the car?
One thing we know for certain is the accident occurred while Princess Grace and Princess Stephanie were driving back from their holiday home in Roc Agel in a Rover P6 3500. Who was behind the wheel is not entirely clear. One rumour suggests Stephanie, not Grace, was the driver, which would have been a problem because Stephanie did not have a driver’s licence e. One witness claimed he’d seen Stephanie driving. In addition, Stephanie was extracted from the driver’s side of the car. But Stephanie has always denied she was driving.