5/21/2012

Monday Muse

There is something so fascinating about icons and their tragic demises. Maybe it's the way in which the media orchestrates it. Maybe we are all genuinely fascinated. Regardless of how you came to hear of Natasha Richardson, she was acting royalty on both stage and screen.

Natasha was the daughter of acclaimed actress Vanessa Redgrave and director Tony Richardson. She was also an advocate for amFAR an American charity funding AIDS research. She helped them raise millions of dollars towards the cause.



She made her film debut at the age of 4 and pursued Primary and Secondary education, before studying at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

On stage she is best known for her performance as Sally Bowles in Cabaret which earned her the Tony Award for Best Actress. She appeared in countless films including; The Handmaid's Tale, The Parent Trap, The White Countess and Evening.



It has been three years since the tragic accident which took Natasha's life. She was one of the most gifted actresses of her time and her ability to place herself in the minds of characters was second to none.


"I'm not the kind of actress that goes home with the character. I mean, you're thinking about the work or the next day's scenes, but not staying in character. But as a film goes on, you become more and more fragile, emotionally. And physically too, actually."


-Image Credits:

1 & 3 via We Heart It.

2 via Google.

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