Natasha Richardson's death has added a grim chapter to a history of misfortunes in the Redgrave family, the Telegraph reports. Various marital failures and controversies have often led to speculation about a Redgrave "curse"—something Richardson always dismissed. Richardson herself went through an acrimonious divorce; when she married Liam Neeson, she once said, "I was told our marriage would be cursed."
Richardson's grandfather, matinee idol Michael Redgrave, was revealed to be bisexual after his death; her father, director Tony Richardson, was also bisexual and left her mother, Vanessa Redgrave. Her aunt Lynn Redgrave divorced her husband after he fathered a child with their daughter-in-law. And Neeson, was hospitalized in 2002 after suffering a broken pelvis in a motorcycle crash.