Director Alfred Hitchcock also saw the 1950 screen test, and took full advantage of her beauty on-camera.He was one of her last mentors in the film industry.
Her graduation yearbook listed her favorite actress as Ingrid Bergman and her favorite actor as Joseph Cotten.Despite her parents' initial disapproval, Kelly decided to pursue her dreams of being an actress.Although the school had already met its semester quota, she obtained an interview with the admission officer, Emile Diestel, and was admitted through the influence of George.. While at school, she lived in Manhattan's Barbizon Hotel for Women, a prestigious establishment which barred men from entering after 10 pm, and she worked as a model to support her studies.Kelly worked diligently, and practiced her speech by using a tape recorder.Other films include High Noon (1952), with Gary Cooper; High Society (1956), with Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra; and three Alfred Hitchcock films: Dial M for Murder (1954), with Ray Milland; Rear Window (1954), with James Stewart; To Catch a Thief (1955), with Cary Grant. had won three Olympic gold medals for sculling and owned a successful brickwork contracting company that was well-known on the East Coast.
Kelly retired from acting at the age of 26 to marry Rainier, and began her duties as Princess of Monaco. A registered Democrat, he was nominated to be mayor of Philadelphia for the 1935 election but lost by the closest margin in the city's history.
They had three children: Caroline, Albert II, and Stéphanie. In later years, he served on the Fairmount Park Commission and, during World War II, was appointed by President Roosevelt as National Director of Physical Fitness. Kelly was a vaudeville star who also made films for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Paramount Pictures, and another named George was a Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist, screenwriter, and director.
While attending Ravenhill Academy, a prestigious Catholic girls' school, Kelly modeled fashions at local social events with her mother and sisters.
However, Kelly's performance in Fourteen Hours was not noticed by critics, and did not lead to her receiving other film acting roles.
She continued her work in the theater and on television, She had various roles on television shows produced by NBC and CBS.
She was performing in Denver's Elitch Gardens when she received a telegram from Hollywood producer Stanley Kramer offering her a co-starring role opposite Gary Cooper in High Noon (1951).