The day Grace Kelly was born the silent film stars Pickford and Fairbanks were on a world cruise. On 12 November 1929, they sailed from Port Said on the S.S. Cathay for ports in the Far East. They had the magic star status that Grace Kelly would inherit. Like James Dean and Marilyn Monroe she died young but unlike them she had changed fairy tale tinsel town for the real role of a princess with a real prince and a real state to rule. She even had an F1 race track and a harbour full of millionaires.