Grace Kelly

Paramount Pictures

Grace Kelly is the classic example of a Hollywood star who quit when she was on top. After starring in 10 films, including Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 To Catch a Thief with Cary Grant (above), she left Hollywood for somewhere more glamorous.

At 26, the Philadelphia-born actress married Prince Rainier III in 1956 to become the Princess of Monaco, dedicating much of her time to philanthropic work.

After years away from the industry, she dabbled in entertainment by narrating a documentary and TV movie — then joined the board of 20th Century Fox Film Corporation in 1976. She died in 1982.

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