Zimbabwe-born, South Africa-raised Princess of Monaco who was previously an Olympic swimmer.
Her South African swim team placed fifth in the Women's 4 X 100 meter event of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
Her German heritage resulted in a Protestant upbringing, but she chose to convert to Catholicism upon her entry into Monaco royalty.
Her father, Michael Kenneth Wittstock, worked in sales. Her mother, Lynette Humberstone Wittstock, was a competitive diver.
She married Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2011.