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).
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.
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.
Won Broadway's 2003 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night."
She was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute in recognition of her outstanding contribution to film culture.
Is mentioned, along with Joe Piscopo and Eddie Murphy, in the song "Jammin' Me" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1985 (1984 season) for Best Actress in a Revival for The Aspern Papers.
Aunt of Jemma Redgrave.
Voted by People magazine (May 8th 2006) as one of the 100 most beautiful people.
Was set to star in Dario Argento's Opera (1987), but dropped out shortly before production was scheduled to commence.
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.
She was awarded the 1985 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actress in The Seagull.
Along with Kate Winslet (for Iris (2000) and Mare Winningham (for Georgia (1995)), she is the only performer to be nominated for an Supporting Oscar (for Julia (1977)) for playing the title role in a movie. As of 2007, Redgrave is the only one to win.
After filming The Trojan Women (1971), Katharine Hepburn favored Vanessa Redgrave over all actresses and later remarked that she was, "A thrill to look at and to listen to.".
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).
Son, Carlo Gabriel Nero, with Franco Nero. The two actors met while working together in Camelot (1967).
She was awarded the 1985 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for her performance in The Seagull.
Spoke at the Scottish Parliment in the summer of 2005.
Former mother-in-law of Working Title films co-producer Tim Bevan.
After filming _Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)_, The Devils (1971) and The Trojan Women (1971), Vanessa suffered a miscarriage in 1971. It was a boy and would have been her and Franco Nero's second child.
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?_.
Both she and her daughter Joely Richardson have played an historical queen who was executed by beheading. Redgrave played the title character in Mary, Queen of Scots (1971) while her daughter played Marie Antoinette in The Affair of the Necklace (2001).
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.