Grace Kelly was born in a super sportive family. Her father John B. Kelly Sr. won three Olympic gold medals for sculling, and her mother Margaret Majer had taught physical education at the University of Pennsylvania and had been the first woman to coach women's athletics at Pennsylvania. Although she was shy and bookish as a child, she could not avoid being physically active with her close-knit family, including spending time with them on the beach in swimwear.
As she grew into a teenager, Grace Kelly started to show her preferences of halter necked swimsuit with simple cut, and her love of this particular neckline would remain with her.
At the early stage of her career as an actress, Grace Kelly had been put into those satiny and ruffled swimsuits which did not suit her. As she quickly lost her baby cheek, rised speedily into stardom, Grace Kelly became more assertive about what kinds of swimsuits she would wear on screen, and her clean cut halter neck swim-wears in mat finished fabric were back, and the most unforgettable creations in such styles must be Grace Kelly two swimsuits she wore in To Catch a Thief)(1956), one in canary yellow, one in pitchy black, which showcased her uttermost sophistication and elegance as a rich American socialite.
Then suddenly, everything changed drastically. Grace Kelly bid farewell to Hollywood and became bride of Monaco. As the princess of a principality living in a palace, she had to live with new life code, more private in some ways and more public in other ways.
And publicly and privately, Grace Kelly became mother, and she started to age, her body became heavier, and she was seldom seen in a halter neck swimsuit anymore.