Natasha Richardson 1963-2009

Natasha Richardson: Her Life & Loves

With her tragic death, take a look back at the actress's world as a devoted wife, mother and activist

IN HER GENES

Born into a famous family, Richardson was the daughter of Oscar winner Vanessa Redgrave and British director Tony Richardson, and the granddaughter of legendary British stage actor Sir Michael Redgrave. She was also close to her younger sister, Nip/Tuck star Joely Richardson (pictured with her big sis and mom in 1968). Growing up, the two siblings "looked after each other," Joely told PEOPLE in 2005.