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Vanessa Redgrave Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Vanessa Redgrave Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 68 kg
Date of Birth January 30, 1937
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Spouse Franco Nero

Vanessa Redgrave is an English actor, theatre artist, voice actor, producer, director, and activist who is a member of the Redgrave family of actors. She started her acting career on stage with the production of A Touch of Sun in 1958. Over the years, she has also been cast in various movies like Morgan – A Suitable Case for TreatmentThe Bostonians, Julia, IsadoraHowards EndMurder on the Orient ExpressThe Butler, Mission: Impossible, AtonementA Man for All SeasonsLetters to Juliet, CoriolanusPrick Up Your Ears, Foxcatcher, Two Mothers for Zachary, and Mary, Queen of Scots. Vanessa Redgrave has been a recipient of several accolades including an Academy Award, a British Academy Television Award, 2 Golden Globe Awards, 2 Cannes Film Festival Awards, 2 Primetime Emmy Awards, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Volpi Cup, and a Tony Award.

Born Name

Vanessa Redgrave

Nick Name


Vanessa Redgrave at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival
Vanessa Redgrave at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival (Georges Biard / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Blackheath, London, England, United Kingdom





Vanessa Redgrave studied at The Alice Ottley School in Worcester and Queen’s Gate School in London.


Actor, Theatre Artist, Voice Actor, Producer, Director, Activist


  • FatherSir Michael Redgrave (March 20, 1908 – March 21, 1985) (Stage Artist, Film Actor, Director, Manager, Author)
  • Mother – Rachel Kempson (May 28, 1910 – May 24, 2003) (Actor)
  • Siblings – Lynn Rachel Redgrave (March 8, 1943 – May 2, 2010) (Younger Sister) (Actor), Corin William Redgrave (July 16, 1939 – April 6, 2010) (Younger Brother) (Actor, Political Activist)
  • Others – Roy Redgrave (b. George Ellsworthy Redgrave) (Paternal Grandfather) (Silent Film Actor, Stage Actor), Margaret Scudamore (b. Daisy Bertha Mary Scudamore) (Paternal Grandmother) (Actor, Theatre Artist), Eric William Edward Kempson (Maternal Grandfather) (Headmaster), Beatrice Hamilton (née Ashwell) (Maternal Grandmother), Jemma Redgrave (Niece) (Actor), Luke Redgrave (Nephew) (Camera Operator, Production Assistant), Harvey Redgrave (Nephew), Arden Redgrave (Nephew), Daisy Bevan (Granddaughter) (Actor), Michael Neeson (Grandson), Daniel Jack Neeson (Grandson), Liam Neeson (Son-In-Law) (Actor, Producer)


She has been signed with Gavin Barker Associates, Ltd., Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.

Net Worth

According to, her net worth has been $20 Million.



Vanessa Redgrave as seen while speaking at the Anti-Racism rally at London's Trafalgar Square on March 19, 2016
Vanessa Redgrave as seen while speaking at the Anti-Racism rally at London’s Trafalgar Square on March 19, 2016 (Garry Knight / Flickr / Public Domain)


5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm


68 kg or 150 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Vanessa Redgrave has dated –

  1. Warren Beatty
  2. Tony Richardson (1962-1967)​ – She was married to theatre and film director and producer Tony Richardson from 1962 to 1967. They had 2 daughters – Natasha Richardson (1963-2009) and Joely Richardson (b. 1965).
  3. George Hamilton (1966)
  4. Franco Nero – In 1967, Vanessa Redgrave started dating Italian actor and filmmaker Franco Nero after they met on the set of the musical fantasy drama film Camelot. Their son Carlo Gabriel Redgrave Sparanero (known professionally as Carlo Gabriel Nero) was born on September 16, 1969. Vanessa and Franco later separated and reunited after several years and got married on December 31, 2006.
  5. Timothy Dalton (1971-1986) – She had a long-term romance with actor Timothy Dalton from 1971 to 1986 and they also worked together in the film Mary, Queen of Scots (1971).

Race / Ethnicity


She is of English descent.

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Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Tall stature
  • Often plays controversial or difficult roles


She has described herself as a person of faith and said that she “sometimes” attends a Catholic church.

Vanessa Redgrave at the Stockholm International Film Festival 2017
Vanessa Redgrave at the Stockholm International Film Festival 2017 (Frankie Fouganthin / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Vanessa Redgrave Favorite Things

  • Stage Role – Rosalind in As You Like It


Vanessa Redgrave Facts

  1. She played the titular role in the 1977 Holocaust drama film Julia and this performance won her the Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actress” and Golden Globe Award for “Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture”.
  2. In 2011, Vanessa provided vocals to the character of Mama Topolino/The Queen in the computer-animated spy comedy film Cars 2.
  3. She co-starred as Dr. Helen Hartramph (Catherine’s psychiatrist) in the psychological medical drama television series Black Box in 2014.
  4. In April 2015, she suffered a near-fatal heart attack.
  5. For services to drama, Vanessa Redgrave was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1967 and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2022 New Year Honours.

Featured Image by Georges Biard / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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