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Vanessa Redgrave Overview:

Legendary actress, Vanessa Redgrave, was born on Jan 30, 1937 in Greenwich, London. As of December 2019, Vanessa Redgrave was 82 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Vanessa Redgrave was nominated for six Academy Awards, winning two for Best Supporting Actress for Julia (as Julia) and Julia (as Julia) in 1977 and 1977 respectively.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1966Best ActressMorgan! (1966)Leonie DeltNominated
1968Best ActressIsadora (1968)Isadora DuncanNominated
1971Best ActressMary, Queen of Scots (1971)N/ANominated
1977Best Supporting ActressJulia (1977)JuliaWon
1984Best ActressThe Bostonians (1984)Olive ChancellorNominated
1992Best Supporting ActressHowards End (1992)Ruth WilcoxNominated
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Redgrave was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame .

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Vanessa Redgrave Quotes:

Isadora Duncan: [learning Russian] Honestly, I don't want to talk about red pencils with Essenin. I want to talk to him about making love with me. Now, how do say in Russian, "I adore you. You have beautiful thighs"?


Isadora Duncan: I'm not after my fortune. I'm after my destiny.


Thomas: Don't let's spoil everything, we've only just met.
Jane: No, we haven't met. You've never seen me.


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Mother-in-law of actor Liam Neeson.

She was the first of the only four actresses to win the Best Actress award twice at Cannes Film Festival. She won for Morgan! (1966) in 1966 and Isadora (1968) in 1968. The others are: Isabelle Huppert for Violette (1978) in 1978 and The Piano Teacher (2001) in 2001; Helen Mirren for Cal (1984) in 1984 and The Madness of King George (1994) in 1995; Barbara Hershey for Shy People (1987) in 1987 and A World Apart (1988) in 1988.

Is mentioned, along with Joe Piscopo and Eddie Murphy, in the song "Jammin' Me" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

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