Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Natasha Richardson

Natasha Richardson has died after a head injury suffered in a skiing accident in Canada during a family holiday. This post doesn't fit with the stated purpose of this blog but she has been one of my favorite actresses since I first saw her over 20 years ago in "Gothic". Natasha Richardson has been in quite a few bad movies--I have seen many of them only because they included her, as has been the case with Maggie Cheung Man-Yuk and Cate Blanchette, two other enormously talented actresses.

There are potted biographies, family histories and obituaries all over the net so I won't bother linking any here.
May perpetual light shine upon her.

As Blanche in "A Streetcar Named Desire", May 19, 2005, New York Times

"The White Countess", 2005
And one more


  1. You and I have had many comments about Natasha - wow. Just wow. Praying.

    Let's hook up this week if possible. Looking forward to reading the post below. Looks VERY intriguing.

  2. Just got the news that she died. Speechless.

  3. She was on vacation with one of her sons--I think it was Michael, the 13-year old. Must have been a ghastly few hours for him.

    Richardson really was an amazingly talented actress.