Natasha Richardson was one of the most versatile stars that Hollywood ever produced. The British/American actress enjoyed an award-winning career in front of the screens as well as in the theatres. She had recorded many great achievements and was on her way to more when she died in her prime. Find out more about Richardson here including information on her cause of death, bio, husband and kids and her sister.
Natasha Richardson – Bio (Age)
Natasha Jane Richardson was born on the 11th of May 1963 in Marylebone, London. Growing up, she studied at various schools including the St Paul’s Girls School. She also attended the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, as well as West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds where she honed her acting skills. Natasha Richardson commenced her career in 1984. She started out in the theatre and would go on to appear in several stage productions such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Seagull, Anna Christie, Cabaret, Closer, A Streetcar Named Desire, and A Little Night Music.
Her leading part as Sally Bowles in the 1998 Broadway production of Cabaret earned her a Tony Award for best actress in a musical. Richardson’s acting expertise was not limited to the stage as she also appeared in over 30 movies and TV series. On the big screen, she appeared in movies such as Patty Hearst, The White Countess, The Comfort of Strangers, Maid in Manhattan and The Parent Trap. Natasha Richardson also featured in TV series such as Zelda, Hostage, Ghosts, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Tales from the Crypt and many more.
Natasha Richardson hails from what can only be described as an acting dynasty. Her father was Tony Richardson, a renowned director. Her mother was an accomplished stage and screen actress, Vanessa Redgrave. Richardson’s maternal grandparents, maternal uncle – Colin Redgrave, maternal aunt – Lynn Redgrave and maternal great-grandfather – Roy Redgrave were also actors. In fact, Natasha Richardson got her first acting gig thanks to her family. This was at the tender age of four when she appeared in The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968), a movie directed by her dad and featuring her mom and sister.
Natasha Richardson had only one sibling; a younger sister named Joely Richardson. Joely is also an actress and has appeared in movies such as 101 Dalmatians, The Patriot and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo among others. She is also famous for her role in the TV series, Nip/Tuck which ran for seven years. Joely was previously married to a British film producer named Tim Bevan. The union produced a daughter named Daisy who has followed her mom’s footsteps into acting.
Husband & Kids
Natasha Richardson was married twice in her lifetime. Her first marriage was to an English film producer named Robert Fox. They got married in 1990 but divorced two years later. Richardson found love again in 1993, this time with Liam Neeson, an A-list Hollywood star. His movie credits include Excalibur, The Bounty, The Mission, Schindler’s List, 1998’s Les Miserables, Batman Begins and Taken.
Richardson first met Neeson during the 1993 Broadway production of Anna Christie which they both took part in. They subsequently commenced a relationship and tied the knot in New York in 1994. The couple remained together until Richardson’s demise. Their union produced two sons namely Micheal (b. 1995) and Daniel (b. 1996).
Natasha Richardson – Height
Natasha Richardson had a tall slim build prior to her demise. She was 5 feet 9 inches tall (1.75m) and her weight was given as 57kg or 125lbs. Other additional measurements were chest size – 36 inches, waist size – 24 inches and hip size – 34 inches. The actress also had blond hair and dark brown eyes.
Natasha Richardson died on the 18th of March 2009. She was 45 years old at the time of her death. Her death was as a result of a head injury she suffered in a skiing accident. On the 16th of March, she had been taking skiing lessons at a resort in Montreal Canada. She fell and hit her head but thought that it was a minor fall and refused hospitalization. However, when her condition worsened, she was transferred to a hospital in New York where she was subsequently declared brain dead.
She later died on the 18th of March. Her death left her husband and kids, as well as other family members, devastated. Richardson was buried in New York on the 23rd of March 2009. There was an outpouring of tributes, especially from the theatre world. Her husband has since revealed that he had to throw himself into work in order to cope with the loss. Her sister, Joely, also disclosed that she grieved for four years before she could experience real joy again.