Screen legends Vanessa Redgrave and late actress Lynn Redgrave, along with late actor Corin Redgrave, are the children of noted Shakespearean actor Michael Redgrave, who was knighted in 1959, and actress Rachel Kempson.
Michael's father, actor Roy Redgrave, appeared in films like Our Friends the Hayseeds (1917) and Robbery Under Arms (1920). Michael was the male lead in Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (1938), while Rachel played "Lady Belfield" in 1985's Out of Africa.
Lynn and Vanessa co-starred (as sisters) in the 1991 TV movie Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Lynn was nominated for an Oscar for 1966's Georgy Girl, which her mother was featured in.
Lynn's daughter with actor/director John Clark, Kelly Clark, appeared in the 1993 TV movie Calling the Shots, in which Lynn starred. Kelly was a director's assistant for 1997's Deja Vu, in which her aunt Vanessa starred.
Another daughter, Annabel Clark, has worked as a still photographer for several films, including 2004's The Fever, in which her aunt Vanessa starred. The same year, Annabel was an intern on the set of Kinsey, which starred her cousin (by marriage) Liam.
Corin (1974's Between Wars, 1993's In the Name of the Father) appeared in Vanessa's films A Man for All Seasons (1966), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968), and Oh! What a Lovely War (1969). He appeared in Lynn's film The Deadly Affair (1966). Corin and Vanessa founded the Moving Theatre company in 1993.
Corin's daughter, Jemma Redgrave, is a British character actress. She starred in the 1995-1998 mini-series Bramwell. His son, Luke Redgrave, has worked as a cameraman on a number of successful films.
Oscar-winning actress Vanessa married Oscar-winning director Tony Richardson. Their eldest daughter, actress Natasha Richardson, made her onscreen debut as an extra in The Charge of the Light Brigade, starring her mother, featuring her uncle, and directed by her father. Natasha appeared in films such as The Handmaid's Tale, The Parent Trap, Nell, and Evening. Natasha's husband, actor Liam Neeson (Schindler's List), co-starred with her in 1994's Nell. The two met while working together in the 1993 London stage production of Anna Christie. In 2007, Natasha starred with her mother (as her daughter) in the film Evening, and in 2009, Natasha starred with her mother again in a concert production of A Little Night Music.
Natasha's sister Joely Richardson is also an actress (2011's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 101 Dalmatians, Nip/Tuck, The Tudors). Her first onscreen appearance was as an extra in her mother's film The Charge of the Light Brigade. She then appeared in 1984's The Hotel New Hampshire, which her father wrote and directed, followed by playing the younger version of her mother's character in 1985's Wetherby. Joely's mother Vanessa appeared with Joely in several episodes of Nip/Tuck, playing her character's mother.
Joely's daughter with ex-husband Tim Bevan, a producer, is Daisy Bevan. Daisy has has roles in 1998's Elizabeth, in which she and her father had small roles, and 2001's The Affair of the Necklace, which starred her mother. Joely reunited professionally with Tim during her stint on The Tudors. He was a producer of the series.
Vanessa's son with her second and current husband, Italian actor Franco Nero, is writer/director/producer Carlo Gabriel Nero. Vanessa and Franco met while starring together in 1967's Camelot and starred together again in 2010's Letter to Juliet. Carlo wrote and directed 1999's Uninvited, which starred both of his parents. Carlo then directed Vanessa in 2004's The Fever, and worked as an assistant director on the 1995 film A Month by the Lake, in which she also starred.
On March 18, 2009, 45-year-old Natasha died at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, following a skiing accident in Montreal only three days earlier. She initially seemed fine after the fall, and was reportedly talking and laughing shortly after the accident occured. However, that same day, she complained of a headache and was taken to the hospital. Two days later, she was pronounced brain dead. Her family remained by her side as she was taken off of life support. An autopsy determined her cause of death to be internal bleeding resulting from blunt force trauma to the head.