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.



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

Redgrave was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame .

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Vanessa Redgrave Quotes:

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

Isadora Duncan: [about America] You were once wild here. Don't let them tame you.

Isadora Duncan: A man's looks have nothing to do with his success as a lover.

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Vanessa Redgrave Facts
Refused to accept any money for her role as Anne Boleyn in A Man for All Seasons (1966).

Lost her daughter Natasha Richardson, her younger brother and sister, Corin Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave, in the space of just 14 months. Corin and Lynn died within a month of one another. [March 2009 - May 2010]

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

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