- "Oh, Luis, you always gotta act so tough. Just have a fucking line and chill out, like me. You people."
- ― Gracie Ancelotti
Grace "Gracie" Ancelotti is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series, who appears as a supporting character in Grand Theft Auto IV and The Ballad of Gay Tony. Gracie is the daughter of Ancelotti Crime Family boss, Giovanni Ancelotti, and close friend of Tony Prince.
Gracie was born to the Ancelotti family in 1977. Gracie tells Niko Bellic during his test drive of her Feltzer that: she was close to her father, but avoided his mafia friends. Giovanni also seems permissive of her party-girl behavior, as she is spoiled by him and she has freedom to date and go home with any man she pleases.
In 2003, she was arrested for being in possession of cocaine. During or after 2003, her father bought her a pink Feltzer and she befriended Gay Tony, who granted her a membership to Maisonette 9 as she had failed to get in before. The LCPD believe her not to be involved in running the family, however they were suspicious of her friendship with Tony. During Ballad of Gay Tony, Gracie is seen with Tony, Evan and Rocco Pelosi taking substantial amounts of cocaine. When Luis takes Tony to deal with some business, Gracie calls him a buzz-killer.
Events of GTA IV and The Ballad of Gay Tony
In 2007, she was arrested for driving while intoxicated, which prompted her to sell the pink Feltzer within the year. The following year, Niko Bellic kidnapped Gracie for Patrick McReary of the Irish Mob, who held her hostage to extort Giovanni Ancelotti. Later, they discover Giovanni's friend Gay Tony has the missing diamonds, and decide to exchange her for them instead. It is unknown why Gerry McReary wanted to kidnap her in the first place as he will not get the money for the diamonds, although it could be hinted that Ancelotti had something to do with Gerry's imprisonment, or he just disliked Ancelotti.
Giovanni didn't believe them at first, thinking Gracie was at a man's house on a date, until they sent him a picture of her tied up and gagged in a chair. Giovanni then told Gay Tony and Luis Lopez to follow one of the kidnappers to find out where Gracie was being held. After Gracie was moved to a new location, Giovanni agreed to surrender the diamonds. Once again, he sent Tony and Luis to do the trade with Niko and Packie. Despite the deal being ambushed by Ray Bulgarin, Gracie was returned to safety, and she, Luis and Tony fled the scene, while Niko and Packie were left to fight off Bulgarin's men.
After several days had passed, Niko encountered her again standing in front of her house. She is under tight security and likely paranoid, but still feels comfortable enough to stand just outside. She also has a new car, a pearl-white Cognoscenti (it's notable that the car is not a convertible and is built to be chauffeured, adding to the theory that she feels too paranoid to be alone or in the open too long). She recognizes Niko walking in front of her house (even if he is wearing the balaclava). Niko, wanting to avoid any trouble, pretends to not know her but she sends her guards to attack him (named Anthony, Mark, Tony, Benny and Sal), so Niko kills them all. It is assumed after this experience, she possibly moved away to another area of Liberty City.
LCPD Database Record
- GTA IV
- The Ballad of Gay Tony
Gracie Ancelotti's Random Encounter
- Her voice and demeanor considerably change between GTA IV and The Ballad of Gay Tony. In GTA IV she has a much thicker Italian-American accent and her voice is deeper, with a nasally whine. However, her accent is very slight in TBoGT and her voice has a much higher pitch. In GTA IV she seems much more uptight and angry while in TBoGT she seems very sweet, caring and kind especially towards Tony, defending him when Rocco and Evan say he "holds everyone back," and seems genuinely concerned when she realizes he's passed out affectionately saying "Tony get up baby."
- Like many characters that reappear from GTA IV, Gracie's attire has noticeably changed between GTA IV and The Ballad of Gay Tony. In GTA IV, Gracie sported an all-black outfit which consisted of black trousers, and a black button-up shirt with a brown belt around the waist. In TBoGT, her outfit changes to a more casual ensemble of fitted jeans, a black leather jacket, and a purple and black horizontal striped shirt. This change remains consistent throughout TBoGT, and produces awkward results, considering that she is kidnapped in her original outfit during I'll Take Her during GTA IV, but is returned to Tony and Luis wearing a different outfit in Ladies Half Price, during TBoGT.
- Both Niko and Luis punch Gracie to knock her out within the story (Niko punches Gracie in I'll Take Her and Luis punches Gracie in Ladies Half Price).
- She also seemed to have a crush on both Niko and Luis. She seemed to be attracted to Niko during I'll Take Her, and she asks Luis why he is such a "limp-dick" around her, only for Luis to respond that he does not date Mafia daughters after Dani Lupisella threatened to have her father castrate Luis if he ended their relationship. In both cases, her feelings are clearly one-sided.
- Luis clearly does not like Gracie, finding her annoying and her nasally accent grating.
- The LCPD database says she is involved in Human Trafficking, which is ironic, considering she was kidnapped herself.
- She has a tattoo of a butterfly on her neck, as seen in her artwork for Grand Theft Auto IV.
- Purchasing the Episodes from Liberty City disc will come with a poster of Gracie Ancelotti, Lola Del Rio, or Joni on one side, and a map of Liberty City on the other. Purchasing the Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition disc will come with a poster of all three women on one side, and a map of Liberty City on the other.
- If you call Gracie between 9pm and 8am, her answering message will play. It is "I'm not picking up my phone, and even if I was I'd probably be too out of it to remember talking. Call me tomorrow".
- Gracie most likely dyed her hair after her police mugshot was taken.