They were considered acting royalty, but the tragedies that have befallen the Redgrave/Richardson dynasty, capped most recently with actress Lynn Redgrave's death, all seemed to play into the tale of the Redgrave family curse.
Lynn Redgrave died Sunday night at the age of 67 after a seven-year battle with breast cancer, her children said in a statement.
Only a year ago, her niece, actress Natasha Richardson, died at age 45 from injuries sustained in a skiing accident. Last month, her older brother Corin, also an actor, died at age 70 after a short illness. He too had battled cancer.
As celebrated as they were for their acting talent, the Redgrave siblings, including elder sister and acclaimed actress Vanessa Redgrave, were plagued by divorces, scandals and addiction. And the supposed curse, coined by the British media, seemed to carry over to the next generation, including Vanessa Redgrave's daughter Natasha Richardson.