10 Things You Should Know About Vanessa Redgrave

The Driving Miss Daisy star is a screen, stage, and political legend.
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10 Things You Should Know About Vanessa Redgrave

The Driving Miss Daisy star is a screen, stage, and political legend.

-Libby Keatinge

Vanessa Redgrave 

Vanessa Redgrave is one of few actresses in Hollywood who is still standing after years in the Hollywood machine. She currently stars in Driving Miss Daisy on Broadway, opposite James Earl Jones. Here are ten interesting facts about this screen star:

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1. Vanessa is an Aquarius. She was born on January 30, 1937. At 74-years-old, Vanessa is still rocking the acting world.

2. Laurence Olivier announced her birth to the audience at a performance of Hamlet at the Old Vic, when he said that Laertes (played by her father Sir Michael Redgrave) had a daughter.

Vanessa Redgrave Franco Nero

3. She has a real life love-delayed story:  She met Franco Nero in 1966 on the set of the movie musical Camelot. She was playing Guinevere and he was playing Lancelot.They had a son, Carlo Nero, now a director, in 1969. They then went their separate ways, but always stayed close. In 1996, the two rekindled their love affair and married later that year.

4. Her father, Sir Michael Redgrave, a celebrated stage actor, came out as bisexual.

5. In 1967, she was made a Commander (CBE) of the Order of the British Empire. It was reported that she declined a damehood in 1999.


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