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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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P490(67)

Vanessa Redgrave; Sir Michael Redgrave

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1954
NPG P490(67)

x81308

Rachel Kempson, Lady Redgrave; Vanessa Redgrave

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 5 March 1937
NPG x81308

x81310

Vanessa Redgrave; Sir Michael Redgrave

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 5 March 1937
NPG x81310

x81311

Vanessa Redgrave

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 5 March 1937
NPG x81311

x88015

Vanessa Redgrave

by Vivienne
vintage bromide print, 1960s
NPG x88015

x135450

Vanessa Redgrave

by Sandra Lousada
gelatin silver print, 1962
NPG x135450

x88164

Vanessa Redgrave as Isadora Duncan

by Michael Seymour
resin print from original negative, 1968
NPG x88164

x88165

Vanessa Redgrave as Isadora Duncan

by Michael Seymour
resin print from original negative, 1968
NPG x88165

x88172

Karel Reisz; Vanessa Redgrave as Isadora Duncan

by Michael Seymour
resin print from original negative, 1968
NPG x88172

x6394

Tariq Ali; Vanessa Redgrave

by John Walmsley
bromide print, 27 October 1968
NPG x6394

x13743

Vanessa Redgrave

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, 1968
NPG x13743

x38958

Tariq Ali; Vanessa Redgrave

by Lewis Morley
bromide fibre print, 27 October 1968
NPG x38958

x30117

Vanessa Redgrave

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1968
NPG x30117

x28631

Vanessa Redgrave as Agatha Christie

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

x35341

Vanessa Redgrave

by Trevor Leighton
bromide print, 13 July 1989
NPG x35341