Vanessa Redgrave: 'Blow-Up' And 'Camelot' Star, Then And Now

By Kellar Ellsworth
English actress Vanessa Redgrave, UK, January 1968. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Vanessa Redgrave is known to American audiences for such films as Blow-Up (1966), Camelot (1967), Murder On The Orient Express (1974), Julia (1977), and Howards End (1992). She's been nominated for six Oscars (winning once), 13 Golden Globes (winning twice) and six Emmys (won two of those as well). She is a force of nature on stage and screen, yet at the same time, she's carrying on the family business. The Redgraves are an acting dynasty in the United Kingdom, with glamorous Vanessa being the most celebrated. Her late siblings Lynn and Corin both acted, as did her late daughter Natasha Richardson and as does another daughter, Joely Richardson. Like her father, Michael Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave attained the title CBE, or Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.