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 Roles turned down by Grace Kelly:

The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)
Grace Kelly was considered to play poetess Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Jones

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Grace Kelly was considered for the role of Maggie the Cat.
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth Taylor

Designing Woman
Originally meant to star in the romantic comedy as a fashion designer opposite James Stewart.
Actor who got the part: Lauren Bacall

Flamingo Feather
Alfred Hitchcock hoped to attract Grace Kelly to star in a John Buchan-esque adventure thriller set in Africa, He scouted locations, but budget and political issues derailed the project.
Actor who got the part: Film Never Made

Before Elizabeth Taylor accepted it, the role of Leslie was offered to Grace Kelly.
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth Taylor

Guys and Dolls
Was the original choice to play Salvation Army do-gooder "Sarah Brown" in the movie version of the Broadway musical smash hit.
Actor who got the part: Jean Simmons

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Alfred Hitchock had hoped to team James Stewart with Kelly in the suspense classic as the parents of a boy kidnapped in Morocco.
Actor who got the part: Doris Day

Grace Kelly was director Alfred Hitchcock's first choice and was to be her comeback film but was busy being the princess of Monaco.
Actor who got the part: Tippi Hedren

Mary Rose
In the 1950s, Alfred Hitchcock tried to launch Kelly in a movie version of the haunting Sir James Barrie play about a young woman who mysteriously disappears twice on a Scottish island.
Actor who got the part: Film Was Never Made

North By Northwest
Director Alfred Hitchcock tried to bring his favorite leading lady back to the screen after she became the Princess of Monaco.
Actor who got the part: Eva Marie Saint

On the Waterfront
Grace Kelly rejected the role of Edie Doyle to star in Rear Window (1954).
Actor who got the part: Eva Marie Saint

Tribute to a Bad Man
Kelly pulled out of this film and was replaced by Greek star Irene Papas.
Actor who got the part: Irene Papas

The Trouble with Harry
Director Alfred Hitchcock wanted to pair his new favorite leading lady with William Holden in the dark comedy about a corpse that won't stay buried.
Actor who got the part: Shirley MacLaine

The Turning Point
Turned down the role because she was Princess of Monaco and had run into difficulties with her subjects earlier when Alfred Hitchcock and she had planned to do "Marnie" together.

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