Vanessa Redgrave Overview:

Legendary actress, Vanessa Redgrave, was born on Jan 30, 1937 in Greenwich, London. As of December 2021, Vanessa Redgrave was 84 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: [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.


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"?


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Vanessa Redgrave Facts
Was offered the role of Margaret More in A Man for All Seasons (1966) but she turned it down due her commitments to the theatre and opted for the cameo role of Anne Boleyn instead. Susannah York was cast as Margaret More instead.

She was awarded the 1988 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in A Touch of the Poet.

Voted by People magazine (May 8th 2006) as one of the 100 most beautiful people.

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