Grace Kelly
Spanish VHS cover
Written byCynthia Mandelberg
Directed byAnthony Page
StarringCheryl Ladd
Lloyd Bridges
Diane Ladd
Alejandro Rey
Ian McShane
Music byJohn Andrew Tartaglia
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producersBrian Russell
Michael Weisbarth
ProducerStanley Chase
Production locationsCannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Long Beach, California
CinematographyWoody Omens
EditorsGene Foster
Jack Horger
Running time100 minutes
Production companiesKota Company Productions
Embassy Television
Original release
ReleaseFebruary 21, 1983 (1983-02-21)

Grace Kelly (also known as The Grace Kelly Story)[1] is a 1983 American made-for-television biographical film starring Cheryl Ladd as Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco.[2] The film originally aired on ABC on February 21, 1983.[3]

The producers claimed that Princess Grace assisted for several weeks with the films preproduction before her unexpected death in 1982.[4]


Critical reception

The New York Times wrote that Cheryl Ladd, "comes reasonably close to being as beautiful as the original," however regretted "the sense of stately awe and suffocating propriety that seeps through the project. Grace Kelly will offend nobody. Unfortunately, it's not likely to interest too many people, either";[4] Allmovie agreed that the film "tones down the darker aspects of its subject, and the film is infinitely more tasteful than most other TV biographies of the same period, even when dealing with Princess Grace's untimely death";[5]  whereas the Radio Times wrote "There's much that this TV movie glosses over, particularly with regard to her love life, but director Anthony Page successfully conveys the pressures placed on Kelly by her privileged background and her international fame."[6]


  1. ^ "The Grace Kelly Story". The Movie Scene. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Grace Kelly". CJOnline. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  3. ^ Wydra, Thilo (November 18, 2014). Grace: A Biography. Skyhorse. ISBN 9781629149677 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ a b O'Connor, John J. (February 21, 1983). "Tv Movie: Grace Kelly". The New York Times – via
  5. ^ "Grace Kelly (1983) - Anthony Page | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related". AllMovie.
  6. ^ "The Grace Kelly Story – review | cast and crew, movie star rating and where to watch film on TV and online". Radio Times.