Shannen Findlay

Movies

Royal twins? Meet Grace Kelly’s lookalike granddaughter Jazmin

Grace Kelly is one of the most iconic  and prolific faces from the Old Hollywood era. 

She was not just admired for her charming onscreen appearance, stunning facial features and effortless style, she was beloved by the people of Monaco after she went on to marry the Rainier III, Prince of Monaco in 1956. 

The royal’s very own granddaughter doesn’t fall too far from the tree and is an actress herself. 

27-year-old daughter of Prince Albert II of Monaco, Jazmin Grace Grimaldi was raised in California by her mum who met the dashing royal while on holidays at Côte d'Azur, on the French Riviera, in 1991.

Prince Albert finally confirmed his daughter’s paternity in 2006, when Jazmin was barely a teenager. 

"I was 14, getting ready to go to high school, when it hit the media that my father had a daughter, and it was me," Jazmin told Harper's Bazaar in 2015, in her first ever interview.

"It's a difficult time for any young adult, and it was an adjustment to have that attention. But I knew it was going to come someday."

Jazmin said connecting with her family members for the first time at 11 was “great”. 

"Not having had that figure around, I missed that. It's wonderful that it happened when it did, and we've been enjoying a great relationship ever since."

Interestingly enough, she bears a striking resemblance to her famous grandmother, who gave up her illustrious career to marry Prince Rainier III. 

While she never got the opportunity to meet Grace - as she died tragically from a stroke ten years before Jazmin was born - she found that they bonded through her films. 

"One of my first and fondest memories involving my grandmother was watching High Society," Jazmin said. 

"It was the first time I realised we had a connection. I'm passionate about acting, singing, and dancing. I saw that in her in this movie. It was a real goose-bumps moment for me."

The 27-year-old regularly pays tribute to her “beautiful, smart and talented grandmother,” on social media. 

"I was born exactly ten years later and wish I could've met her. Although, we were never able to have a physical relationship and she never knew of her many wonderful grandchildren I feel the warmth of her spirit and guidance around me often. I hope she is smiling down today."

In another post Jazmin wrote, "Her life, light and legacy lives on.

"Truly the epitome of Elegance, Grace and Beauty.

"I'm proud to be her granddaughter!"

Scroll through the gallery above to see Grace Kelly’s look-alike granddaughter Jazmin.