Actress Natasha Richardson, 45, died Wednesday after suffering a severe head injury earlier in the week at Mont Tremblant ski resort in Montreal, Quebec.
While most of the media identify her more "popular" film roles ("Parent Trap", "Maid in Manhattan"), I remember her for the character of Offred in Margaret Atwood's novel-turned-film (Harold Pinter wrote the 1990 screenplay), "The Handmaid's Tale". I'm sure others will remember her from their favorite stage and screen roles -- at the young age of 45, she was prolific, as have been all her family members.
She wasn't here nearly long enough, but I'm glad she was here as long as she was. She brought immense talent, grace, intelligence, wit and style to the roles I remember. I can only imagine what she might have been at the age her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, is now.
Cheers to a fine and talented woman and the work she left for us to enjoy. Tears for the family, friends and fans she leaves behind.