I’ve dressed thousands of actors, actresses and animals, but whenever I am asked which star is my personal favorite, I answer, “Grace Kelly.” She is a charming lady, a most gifted actress and, to me, a valued friend. - Edith Head
Film Fact: Rear Window is the only film in which Grace Kelly is seen with a cigarette. She refused to smoke in films, except this one where she is seen at the very most holding a lit cigarette though she is never shown actually smoking it due to clever editing.
A fellow Grace Kelly fan, theawesomeprincess, has recently called my attention to a fact no Disney/classic Hollywood aficionado can fail to see: Cinderella looks strikingly similar to the Princess of Monaco.
I used to wonder whether Cinderella was actually modelled after Grace. But the dates don’t add up: Grace Kelly would only get a big break in Hollywood in late 1952, and Cinderella was produced in 1949. The truth is, Cinderella was actually modelled after a professional live action model Helene Stanley. And yet…
In this manip, Cinderella is wearing a famous black and white dress designed by Edith Head for ‘Rear Window’ - just like Grace.
By the by, the fact that Edith was not nominated by the Academy for this film’s costume design is beyond me.
“Have you any idea at all why you have an obsession with this kind of woman?” (in regards to the icy Hitchcock blondes in most of his films)
“I’m only obsessed because I don’t believe in stamping the woman with the word ‘sex’ all over her. I think it should be discovered in the course of our getting acquainted with her. It’s more interesting for this thing to be not apparent. In other words we don’t have to have the sex hanging round her neck like baubles.” - Alfred Hitchcock
[…] Hitchcock told Edith [Head] that Grace’s outfits had to advance the conflict in the story and still, as the designer recalled, “make her look like a piece of Dresden china, something slightly untouchable.” - Donald Spoto, High Society: The Life of Grace Kelly