Born in Philadelphia in 1929, Grace Kelly knew she wanted to act by the time she was 12. She moved to Manhattan to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she worked as a model and appeared in ads for Max Factor Colorfast Lipstick, Lux Toilet Soap, and Old Gold cigarettes.
Kelly's approachable, innocent beauty earned her a seven-year contract with MGM, where she took on many movie roles in a short period of time. Directors favored her regal looks, but she was stubborn when it came to making any alteration to her appearance, famously refusing to don falsies to fill out her dress during the filming of Rear Window.
In 1956, Grace Kelly became an actual princess when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco. Even as royalty, Kelly managed to maintain an elegant yet approachable quality. She kept her look simple by wearing minimal makeup and by keeping her hair in short waves for the majority of her career. The key to getting her look is keeping brows bold, yet cleanly groomed, dusting on the faintest hint of blush, and finishing with a pop of bold color on the lips. Give hair extra body and shine by setting it in all-over rollers and misting with a shine boosting holding spray like Phytospecific Extreme Shine Spray.