The youngest Grimaldi girl
Tragedy strikes
Royal rebel
A multi-faceted princess
Dangerous liaisons
En famille
Photo gallery
"I've had an unusual career path for a princess," Stephanie of Monaco once revealed. Having escaped death at a young age the princess has always followed her heart. In the process she has tried her hand at a wide range of careers as well as earning the reputation as l'enfant terrible of the Monegasque ruling family.

As she turned 40 on February 1, looks back at the frenetic life of Monaco's reluctant royal.