Central Press, Hulton Archive / Getty ImagesNatasha RichardsonBritish actor Peter Eyre, who knew Natasha Richardson since she was a child, recalls the qualities that made her so special. Read it and view photos from the actress’ life.03.18.09 5:22 PM ETCentral Press, Hulton Archive / Getty ImagesFamily DynastyRichardson at one week old, on May 20, 1963, with her mother, British actress Vanessa Redgrave, and her husband, director Tony Richardson, in LondonAP PhotoSecond Generation StarVanessa Redgrave dressed for her lead role in the film 'Isadora', talks with Richardson during a break in filming in England, 1967.Terry Smith, Time & Life Pictures / Getty ImagesThe Richardson SistersNatasha Richardson with her younger sister, Joely Richardson, in May 1985.Gemma Levine, Hulton Archive / Getty ImagesPortrait of the Young ActressRichardson, circa 1985. Robin Platzer, Time Life Pictures / Getty ImagesAt the TonysBefore their 1994 marriage, Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson attend the Tony Awards. In 1998, Richardson won the Tony for her role in 'Cabaret.'Joan Marcus / AP PhotoHer Best Role?Richardson sings onstage in the hit Broadway musical revival 'Cabaret.' Richardson won the Tony Award for best actress in a musical. Nils Jorgensen, Rex USA / EverettYellow GoddessRichardson in the first production of 'High Society" at the Victoria Palace Theater in London, 1987.Martha Swope, Carol Rosegg / Landov On Stage Together Richardson and Neeson in a scene from the revival of the play 'Anna Christie' in 1993. AP PhotoRecognitionRichardson speaks at the 1998 Tony Awards after accepting the award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, for her part in the Braodway revival of 'Cabaret'.Courtesy of Everett CollectionLove on the SetRichardson and Neeson share the screen in the film 'Nell' in 1994.Ken Goff, Time Life Pictures / Getty ImagesAn Audience with the QueenRichardson greets Queen Elizabeth as actors Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan look on at the premiere of the movie 'The Parent Trap,' November 9, 1998.Courtesy of Everett CollectionSilver Screen SirenRichardson plays opposite Ralph Feinnes in the film 'The White Countess' in 2005.Brad Barket / Getty ImagesThe White CountessRichardson attends Merchant Ivory's New York City premiere of 'The White Countess' in 2005.Brad Barket / Getty ImagesGolden CoupleRichardson and Neeson leave Studio 54 after the opening of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' on April 26, 2005, in New York. Joan Marcus / WireImageA 'Streetcar' RevivalRichardson and Amy Ryan in a 2005 Broadway production of 'A Streetcar Named Desire.'Evan Agostini / Getty ImagesAt the MetRichardson and Neeson attends the Met Costume Institute Gala Celebrating Chanel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on May 2, 2005, in New York.Camilla Morandi, Rex USA / EverettLike Mother, Like DaughterRichardson with her mother, Vanessa Redgrave in 2006.Stuart Ramson / AP PhotoLoving MotherSons Michael and Daniel pose with Richardson on the red carpet at the opening night of 'Billy Eliot, The Musical' in New York on November 13, 2008.Fabio Lovino, Contrasto / ReduxPortrait of an ActressRichardson poses for her portrait taken while in Rome in 2007.