Revered British actress Rachel Kempson has died - she was 92.

Kempson, who became LADY REDGRAVE during her marriage to acting legend SIR Michael Redgrave, passed away at the New York home of her granddaughter Natasha RICHARDSON and her husband Liam Neeson just days after suffering a stroke.

The acting dynasty matriarch, who won acclaim in both her stage and screen roles, is the mother of actress daughters LYNN and VANESSA, and son CORIN.

He said, "(She will be remembered as a) shiningly beautiful woman both in face and in spirit."

26/05/2003 02:55