Natasha Richardson

British 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.

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Family Dynasty

Richardson at one week old, on May 20, 1963, with her mother, British actress Vanessa Redgrave, and her husband, director Tony Richardson, in London

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Second Generation Star

Vanessa Redgrave dressed for her lead role in the film 'Isadora', talks with Richardson during a break in filming in England, 1967.

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The Richardson Sisters

Natasha Richardson with her younger sister, Joely Richardson, in May 1985.

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Portrait of the Young Actress

Richardson, circa 1985.

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At the Tonys

Before their 1994 marriage, Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson attend the Tony Awards. In 1998, Richardson won the Tony for her role in 'Cabaret.'

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Her Best Role?

Richardson sings onstage in the hit Broadway musical revival 'Cabaret.' Richardson won the Tony Award for best actress in a musical.

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Yellow Goddess

Richardson in the first production of 'High Society" at the Victoria Palace Theater in London, 1987.

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On Stage Together

Richardson and Neeson in a scene from the revival of the play 'Anna Christie' in 1993.

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Recognition

Richardson 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'.

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Love on the Set

Richardson and Neeson share the screen in the film 'Nell' in 1994.

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An Audience with the Queen

Richardson greets Queen Elizabeth as actors Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan look on at the premiere of the movie 'The Parent Trap,' November 9, 1998.

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Silver Screen Siren

Richardson plays opposite Ralph Feinnes in the film 'The White Countess' in 2005.

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The White Countess

Richardson attends Merchant Ivory's New York City premiere of 'The White Countess' in 2005.

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Golden Couple

Richardson and Neeson leave Studio 54 after the opening of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' on April 26, 2005, in New York.

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A 'Streetcar' Revival

Richardson and Amy Ryan in a 2005 Broadway production of 'A Streetcar Named Desire.'

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At the Met

Richardson and Neeson attends the Met Costume Institute Gala Celebrating Chanel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on May 2, 2005, in New York.

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

Richardson with her mother, Vanessa Redgrave in 2006.

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Loving Mother

Sons 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.

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Portrait of an Actress

Richardson poses for her portrait taken while in Rome in 2007.