News sources all over report Natasha Richardson, whose hails from a family of actors, died at 45 from blunt trauma caused by a ski injury. The British actress's home was the stage, but like her mother and grandfather, she ventured into films between the curtain calls.
Richardson's notable indie films include the Merchant-Ivory film The White Countess, A Month in the Country, and The Handmaid's Tale.
She leaves her husband, actor and indie-regular Liam Neeson, and two sons. Rest in Peace, white countess.