The American actress epitomized the classic and glamorous almost cold blonde heroine which made her become one of Alfred Hitchock's favourite performers, starring in such films as Rear Window, in 1954 and To Catch a Thief, in 1955. With Kelly, the Hitchcockian muse was born. In the sophisticated thrillers she performed with him, she was never a happy girl but a neurotic wealthy brat men rejected or wanted to kill in spite of her stunning charm. After meeting Monaco's Prince Rainier III at a photo session during the Cannes Film Festival, in 1955, she ended her acting career to become a devoted princess but somehow she got bored and may have regretted her Hollywoodian entertainment. Popularising a very American wasp understated style entitled the Grace Kelly look, princess Grace gave her name to a Hermès Kelly bag, closely associated to the elegant fashion icon she was. Grace's inheritance keeps on infusing catwalks and stages through her grand-daughter Charlotte Casiraghi or epigones such as Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Diane Kruger or January Jones.