Grace Kelly on Oscar Night







These enchanting photos of Grace Kelly the night she won her 1954 Oscar were simply too charming to keep to myself!  The intimate glimpses of the star rehearsing her acceptance speech in the car and later with a sailor eager for an autograph reveal such a sense of nervousness and excitement.  Kelly was a mere 25-years-old at the time and won for her starring role in ‘The Country Girl.’  She wore an ice-blue dress by costume designer Edith Head and beat out the likes of Judy Garland and Audrey Hepburn that year for the Best Actress Award.

(images: Life magazine)

16 comments on “Grace Kelly on Oscar Night

  1. Linnea

    Stunning! Absolutely stunning! These definitely brightened my day as she is one of my all-time favorite ladies! Thank you, Katie!

  2. Teresa

    Too lovely, indeed.

    There’s also a pic of Grace and Audrey a few years later at the Oscars that is for me the epithome of elegance and femininity.

    Looking forward for Edith’s post :happy:; she was such a character :).

    (hope you’re feeling better, Dear x)

  3. Katie Armour Post author

    Teresa — Thank you for the well wishes. I took Alfie to the vet this morning and my head cold is lifting. We are both on the mend! I know just the picture of Grace and Audrey you speak of—I believe it is from the following year when Grace was presenting the award (her last year before leaving Hollywood to become a princess!). What a life! xoxo

  4. Emily

    She is such a sweet vision. I have not seen the film and I am sure she deserved it, but I am a true fan of Judy Garland’s. I wish she had won for her incomparable performance in A Star is Born! Love Grace, but will forever wish Judy had won!

  5. Joanna

    Grace Kelly was so young, yet so very WOMAN. I’m older than she was on the night she won her oscar, yet I still feel more girl than woman. Funny that.

    Did you know that she, Audrey, and Jackie were all born in the same year? Something must have been in the water in 1929. There has never been a more beautiful and lovely trio.

  6. Jane Schott

    Didn’t she go with Oleg Cassini to this event? It looks like him in the car. I was just reading an article about him in NY Magazine. Interesting fellow..
    great photos.

  7. Suz

    How wonderful Katie! I do a play about the incomparable Edith Head, A CONVERSATION WITH EDITH HEAD! We are having our LA premiere beginning September 23 – October 24 at the El Portal in NOHO.I hope you can come down. I would love to meet you! Do check out the website. All the best, Suz

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