Cool Ladies - Grace Kelly and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Grace Kelly are really cool ladies. They are a couple of the most famous actresses in Hollywood. Get to know the biographies and the films of these two great actresses. These wonderful actresses represent Hollywood royalty and are two of the biggest movie stars ever. They have been nominated for Oscars many times. Grace Kelly and Catherine Zeta-Jones are the real cool ladies of Hollywood.

Grace Patricia Kelly was born November 12th, 1929, in Philadelphia. Her father, Jack Kelly was known as a great man in the city because he became a millionaire after having begun his career as a bricklayer. His biggest passion was rowing and in 1920, he won the Olympics, which made him more famous. He attempted to introduce his children to the world of sports by being a trainer for them.

Her mother, Margaret Mayer matched with her father very well. She was a beautiful blonde with high check bones and a resolute chin. Grace was becoming sensitive by nature and she was thoughtful and hungered for seclusion. The girl could play with dolls for hours and she preferred playing dolls to the physical training of field hockey.

Grace's uncle, actor and playwright, George Kelly had a big influence on her. It is no surprise that his influence inspired Grace to try being an actress. She debuted in the play; Don't eat the Animals, when she was twelve years old. At fourteen, Grace became a star of the troupe, Actors of the old School. At sixteen, she had blossomed into a beautiful woman.  She was one of the cool ladies of that time. Her self reliance helped her join The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1947.

Grace achieved success quite easily which made her friends jealous of her to some degree. In the sixties, television was getting more and more popular and at exactly when television was getting popular, Grace passed though a good school. From the years of 1050 through 1953, Grace Kelly had appeared in more than sixty television series and in 1951, she received an Oscar for her role in the movie High Noon. In 1955, she was nominated for and won an Oscar for her role in Country Girl. On April 18th, she married Prince Rainer of Monaco and she died tragically in a car accident on September, 13th, 1982.

Catherine Zeta Jones is also one of the cool ladies of Hollywood. Catherine was born on September, 25th, 1969 in a small fishing village in Wales. Her father owned a candy factory. A double name was give to Catherine in honor of her two grandmothers. One of her grandmothers was named in honor of the ship that her grandfather had sailed. At 13, she had landed various parts at a local theater and at 16, she moved to London in search of fame.

On the London theatre stage, she debuted in the musical 42nd Street and in 1990; Catherine was featured in the French movie, Les 1001 Nuits. Her first big success was the series, Darling Buds of May making Catherine-Zeta-Jones popular in Britain. Later, Catherine decided to move to Hollywood where she had to start from the beginning. She got a small part in Christopher Columbus: the Discovery in 1992. She starred in a couple of television series and in 19996; she got a role in the television version of The Titanic.

During the shooting of this movie, Catherine caught the eye of Steven Spielberg who was looking for an actress for his movie, The Mask of Zorro, in 1998. After the success of this movie, Catherine became one of Hollywood's cool ladies and begins to get roles in Entrapment and The Haunting. On January 1st, 2000, Michael Douglas proposes to her and she accepts his proposal of marriage.

Grace Kelly and Catherine Zeta-Jones are the real cool ladies of Hollywood.

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