She was born into a prominent show business family in 1943, so it was perhaps her destiny to become a successful, award-winning and acclaimed actress.
Lynn Redgrave made her theatrical debut when she was still a teenager, and by the early 1960s had appeared in several movies.
It was her title role in the 1966 film Georgy Girl that catapulted her to startdom.
But a side effect of that newfound attention was what we would now call body shaming. Critics felt license to comment mercilessly on Red Graves weight and figure.
She struggled with bulimia. Finally, in the 1980s, she joined Weight Watchers, ultimately starring in TV commercials for them.
In 1991 she told her story in a book called this is living. And that’s whem I met her .
So here now, from 1991, Lynn Redgrave.
Lynn Redgrave died in 2010 after a long fight against breast cancer. She was 67.
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