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Kidman all grace and style on film set
Nicole Kidman. Picture: AP Photo/Starpix, Marion Curtis.

The first on-set photo of Nicole Kidman in her role as Grace Kelly has surfaced, with the Oscar-winning actress capturing the iconic style and elegance of the late princess.

Kidman, 45, has stepped into the shoes of the Hollywood-legend-turned-princess for the film Grace of Monaco directed by Olivier Dahan.

A photo from the film set in Monaco has been published on entertainment website eonline.com, showing Kidman at ease in her role. Dressed in a lemon, classic 60s twin-set ensemble, Kidman's hair is set in a short permanent wave and she wears a simple pearl necklace and pearl earrings.

Set in 1962, the film tells the story of Kelly's involvement with Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle dispute over tax laws in the early .

Kelly married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, to become Princess consort of Monaco in April 1956.

She died died in a car crash in 1982. Grace of Monaco isn't due for release until 2014.