Here's a look at the life of the award-winning actress of stage, screen and television Vanessa Redgrave.
Personal: Birth date: January 30, 1937
Birthplace: London, England
Birth name: Vanessa Redgrave
Father: Sir Michael Redgrave, award-winning actor
Mother: Rachel Kempson, actor
Marriages: Franco Nero (December 31, 2006-present - commitment ceremony), Tony Richardson (April 29, 1962-April 28, 1967, divorced)
Children: with Franco Nero - Carlo Gabriel (September 16, 1969), with Tony Richardson: Joely (January 9, 1965), Natasha (May 11, 1963-March 18, 2009)
Education: Central School of Speech and Drama in London (1955-1957)
Other Facts: Many members of the Redgrave family are/were actors, including her grandparents, parents, brother Corin, niece Jemma, sister Lynn, and daughters Natasha and Joely.
Her London stage debut and her first film role were both opposite her father, Sir Michael Redgrave.
She has worked professionally with all 3 of her children, her parents, siblings and niece.
Redgrave and her "Camelot" (1967) co-star Franco Nero had an affair and a son, in the late 1960s. They broke up and in 2006 reconnected. The couple stars in "Letters to Juliet" (2010), which has a plot similar to their real-life story.
An award-winning actress for all mediums, Redgrave has been nominated for an Oscar six times with one win, for a Tony three times with one win and Emmy five nominations winning two.
Timeline: 1957 - Stage debut in "The Reluctant Debutante" at the Frinton Summer Theatre in Frinton-on-the-Sea.
1958 - Her London stage debut is in "A Touch of the Sun" and her film debut in "Behind the Mask".
April 10, 1967 - Vanessa and her sister Lynn, lose the Best Actress Oscar to Elizabeth Taylor for "Whose Afraid of Virginia Wolfe?" (1966). Vanessa's nomination is for "Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment" (1966) and Lynn's is for "Georgy Girl" (1966).
June 9, 1967 - Is made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II
1974 - Unsuccessfully runs for a seat in parliament on the Workers Revolutionary Party ticket.
1977 - "The Palestinian", a television documentary on the Middle East conflict produced and narrated by Redgrave is made. It's opening in Beverly Hills in early 1978 in marked with protests and the firebombing of one theatre.