Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an American actress who, in April 1956, married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, to become Princess consorte of Monaco, Commonly referred as Princess Grace. After embarking on an acting career in 1950, Grace Kelly appeared in New York City theatrical productions as well as in more than forty episodes of live drama productions broadcast during the early 1950s. In October 1953, with the release of Mogambo, she became a movie star, a status confirmed in 1954 with a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nomination as well as leading roles in five films, including The Country Girl, in which she gave a deglamorized Academy Award-winning performance. She retired from acting at 26 to enter upon her duties in Monaco. In June 1999, the American Film Institute ranked her No.13 in their list of Top Female Stars of American Cinema.