|Vanessa Redgrave (1937 - )
Daughter of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson
Sister of Lynn Redgrave and Corin Redgrave
Ex-Mrs. Tony Richardson
Ex-Mrs. Franco Nero
Mother of Joely Richardson and Natasha Richardson
|Isadora (The Loves of Isadora) (1968) [Isadora Duncan]: Neck accidentally snapped when her scarf gets caught in the rear wheel of her car.
Julia (1977) [Julia]: Stabbed to death by Nazi soldiers after they break into her bedroom. When the scene occurs, it's ambiguous whether we're seeing her murder as it happens, or seeing Jane Fonda dreaming of it. However, we later learn that Vanessa was indeed killed in the way we saw. (Thanks to Karen)
Orpheus Descending (1990) [Lady Torrance]: Shot twice in the stomach by Brad Sullivan. (See also Anna Magnani in the 1959 version The Fugitive Kind.) (Thanks to Samantha)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (What Ever Happened to...?) (1991) [Blanche Hudson]: Dies of exposure and/or exhaustion when Lynn Redgrave brings her out to the beach after a lengthy period of confinement & torture. (See also Joan Crawford in the 1962 version.)
Young Catherine (1991) [Empress Elizabeth]: Dies of old age/natural causes. (Thanks to Matt)
Howards End (1992) [Ruth Wilcox]: Dies of natural causes; it's been so long since I've seen this movie, I can't recall whether her death or body was shown on-screen.
The House of the Spirits (1993) [Nivea del Valle]: Decapitated when the car is hit by a train while she's riding with Armin Mueller-Stahl. (Thanks to Eva)
Little Odessa (1994) [Irina Shapira]: Dies of a heart attack in her kitchen, collapsing in front of her son (Edward Furlong).
Deep Impact (1998) [Robin Lerner]: Commits suicide by taking an overdose of sleeping pills. The movie intercuts between a scene of Vanessa preparing for her suicide and a scene of Elijah Wood and Leelee Sobieski's wedding; Vanessa's body is shown sitting in a chair at the end of this cross-cutting sequence.