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

Sitter in 27 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. Her Oscar-nominated successes include Isadora (1968), Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), Julia (1977), The Bostonians (1984) and Howards End (1992). Married to director Tony Richardson from 1962-7, their daughters Natasha and Joely Richardson continued the Redgrave acting tradition.

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Vanessa Redgrave as Agatha Christie

by Jane Bown
bromide print on card mount, 1977
NPG x28631


Vanessa Redgrave

by Trevor Leighton
bromide print, 13 July 1989
NPG x35341


Vanessa Redgrave

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


Vanessa Redgrave

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x45114


Vanessa Redgrave; Sir Michael Redgrave; Corin William Redgrave; Rachel Kempson, Lady Redgrave; Lynn Redgrave

by George Konig
vintage print, circa 1960
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x194174


Vanessa Redgrave

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


Vanessa Redgrave as Isadora Duncan

by David Levine
pen and ink, 1968