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Author(s): Gina McKinnon
This charming new guide to modern life reveals the secrets of the Princess of Hollywood and how to discover your inner Grace. Jackie O, Marilyn Monroe, Princess Diana ...move over, darlings! Icons one and all you might be, but to our minds Grace Kelly beats you, hands down, to the No. 1 spot in history's roll call of leading ladies. Sure, most of you have inspired generations of fashionistas, some of you have lit up the silver screen, and one among you married a prince, but only Grace - model, actress, socialite and princess - has done all three, and made it look effortless. Grace Kelly remains the unchallenged embodiment of refined glamour, style and poise. Through her well-chosen roles, some canny decision making, and of course her camera-wooing good looks, she shone out on celluloid, becoming one of cinema's most adored and unforgettable actresses. And there aren't many Hollywood stars whose on-screen characters so closely resemble their real life. Her faultless beauty and playful charm captured the hearts of a succession of male co-stars, while her role as Princess Alexandra in The Swan pre-empted (as Alfred Hitchcock put it) her most enduring 'last role' as wife to the Prince of Monaco. The essential blonde riposte to the bestselling What Would Audrey Do?, this beautifully designed guide to charting a course through modern life in style offers lessons from Tinseltown's very own princess on how to handle everything from careers and cashmere, to manners and men. Grace Kelly set a standard for elegance that has inspired women ever since, What Would Grace Kelly Do? reveals her secrets.
Gina McKinnon has written several non-fiction books. She lives in Brighton with her husband and two children.