The image created around Grace Kelly as an actress was that of a classy, delicate, and even naive woman. But according to her biographers, she was quite different off-screen. In fact, Kelly was thought to have been romantically involved with nearly all of her leading men.
These were big names that included stars like James Stewart, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Ray Milland, and William Holden. Clearly, Grace Kelly was a sought-after woman. She did end up marrying the Prince of Monaco, after all!
Lauren Bacall Was Feisty
Lauren Bacall was a force to be reckoned with. Bacall was a tenacious, free-thinking woman in an era where women were confronted with rigid societal expectations. Those around her were often not approving of her demeanor.
In fact, she was labeled the second “Least Cooperative Actress” in 1945 by the Hollywood Women’s Press Club (runner-up to Greer Garson.)
A Run-in With The Israeli President
In 2014, former Israeli president Shimon Peres revealed to "Haaretz" newspaper that he was distantly related to the actress, but when he met Bacall, he was surprised by her character. He confessed that she was rather quiet and gloomy.
The former president said that “she told me a bit about acting, about love, but she was not an easy woman. She had very strong opinions, was protective of her dignity, and was not easy to converse with.”
TV and theatre director Don Richardson (who was interviewed for the 1987 biography "Grace: The Secret Lives of a Princess") claimed that Kelly indeed had many lovers. Don Richards also conveyed that the woman didn't let her Catholicism get in the way of her passions. You go, girl!
"She would jump out of bed on Sunday morning, wearing nothing but the crucifix, go to church, come back in an hour and jump into bed.”
Orson Welle's Secret Nose
Orson Welles couldn’t stand his nose. In 1955, actor and filmmaker Orson Welles confessed in a sketchbook, “You may have wondered why I look so peculiar on the television. And it’s partly; I must confess to you the fact that you see my nose as it is. In most of the films that I appear in, I put on a false nose. Usually as large as I can find.”
He did have a rather small nose, so it makes sense as to why he wanted to hide it, but still, we think Welles looked just fine.