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Vanessa Redgrave (1937-), Actress; daughter of Sir Michael Redgrave

Sitter in 25 portraits
Daughter of actors Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, and sister of Lynn and Corin Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave's film debut was in Behind the Mask (1958). With the Royal Shakespeare Company she performed in As You Like It (1961), The Taming of the Shrew (1961) and Cymbeline (1962). In 1966 she appeared in Antonioni's film Blow Up and was Oscar-nominated for her role in Morgan: a Suitable Case for Treatment. Redgrave's Oscar-nominated successes include Isadora (1968), Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), Julia (1977), The Bostonians (1984) and James Ivory's adaptation of Howards End (1992).

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x135423

Vanessa Redgrave

by Jillian Edelstein
C-type colour print, 2008
NPG x135423

x45114

Vanessa Redgrave

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide print
NPG x45114

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Vanessa Redgrave

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1968
NPG x24964

D61

Vanessa Redgrave as Isadora Duncan

by David Levine
pen and ink, 1968
NPG D61