- Claims to be on hit-list of neo-Nazi group Combat 18. [February 1997]
- Daughter of Michael Redgrave & Rachel Kempson, sister of Lynn Redgrave & Corin Redgrave, mother of Natasha Richardson & Joely Richardson.
- Aunt of Jemma Redgrave.
- Awarded the C.B.E. in the British Honours list.
- Granddaughter of Roy Redgrave.
- Mother-in-law of actor Liam Neeson.
- Was in a long relationship with former James Bond actor Timothy Dalton [1980-1994]
- Both she and her sister, Lynn Redgrave, were nominated for the 1967 Best Actress Academy Award. Vanessa was nominated for Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966), and Lynn was nominated for Georgy Girl (1966). They both lost to Elizabeth Taylor, who won for _Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?_ .
- Won Broadway's 2003 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night."
- Measurements: 34-26-35 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
- Son, Carlo Gabriel Nero, with Franco Nero. The two actors met while working together in Camelot (1967).
- She allegedly refused the British honour of Dame of the order of the British Empire in 1999.
- She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1985 (1984 season) for Best Actress in a Revival for The Aspern Papers.
- She was nominated for a 1997 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Play of 1996 for her performance in John Gabriel Borkman.
- She was awarded the 1985 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actor in The Seagull.
- She was awarded the 1991 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in When She Danced.
- She was awarded the 1985 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for her performance in The Seagull.
- 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.
- She was awarded the 1985 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actress in The Seagull.
- In 1962, she became one of the first celebrities to visit communist Cuba.
- A longtime member of Britain's Workers Revolutionary Party
- Appeared on "BBC News 24" Breakfast and stated that the massacre of Russian school children by Chechan rebels was not an act of terrorism. (4 September 2004).
- In 2003, she became the sixteenth performer to win the Triple Crown of acting. Oscar: Best Supporting Actress, Julia (1977), Tony: Best Actress-Play, "Long Day's Journey into Night" (2003), and Emmys: Best Actress-Limited Series/Special, Playing for Time (1980) (TV) & Best Supporting Actress-Miniseries/Movie, If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000) (TV).
- Was set to star in Dario Argento's Opera (1987), but dropped out shortly before production was scheduled to commence.
- By virtue of her Academy Award for Julia (1977), she is the only person in the Academy Awards history to win a Best Supporting Actress Award for playing the title role in a movie.
- First performer to win two individual Acting Awards at the Cannes Festival. (Dean Stockwell won twice at the festival before, but he had to share both of his awards with his co-stars)
- On a June 2005 appearance on "Larry King Live" (1984), she expressed her fondness for the movie "Meet the Fockers" (2004) and said that the film should have won an Academy Award.
- Trained for the stage at the central school for Speech and Drama in London, and in 1959 became a member of the acclaimed Stratford-Upon-Avon Theatre Company.
- Received The Helen Hayes award nomination for her work in Hecuba. This play was a major success. It was so well received that the BAM theater in New York scheduled it for two weeks and it went on to being performed in Delphi.
- Plays mother to real-lifer daughter Joely Richardson in a few episodes of "Nip/Tuck" (2003).
- Spoke at the Scottish Parliment in the summer of 2005.
- Voted by People magazine (May 8th 2006) as one of the 100 most beautiful people.
- Voted by Entertainment Weekly as one of the 25 greatest Actresses
- Is mentioned, along with Joe Piscopo and Eddie Murphy, in the song "Jammin' Me" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
- When director David Hare and producers to "The Year of Magical Thinking" were thinking of an actress to cast in their one-woman show, they could only think of one name, and that was Vanessa Redgrave. They said that only she could tackle the range of emotion created by the character.
- After filming Mary, Queen of Scots, The Devils and The Trojan Women, Vanessa suffered a miscarriage in 1971. It was a boy and would have been her and Franco Nero's second child.
- After filming The Trojan Women, Katharine Hepburn favored Vanessa Redgrave over all actresses and later remarked that she was, "A thrill to look at and to listen to."
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