Gossipy speculation inside, circa 1955:
It looks as though Grace is trapped in her own legend. She's been billed as unapproachable, reserved, self-controlled, to the point where everyone believes she just couldn't break down and be human.
And Grace looks so remote up there on a pedestal. And who put Grace on the pedestal? Did she? Or her father? Does she feel superior to men? Or is she afraid of them? What about women? Does she want to be one of them, a wife and mother? Can she play the female part off-stage?
Between her clean white gloves, Grace Kelly holds that happiness. She can cherish it or crush it. So far she has done neither.