Vanessa Redgrave has been shining on screen and on stage for over 40 years. She fascinates the audience, directors and producers with her refined presence, clear inner power and particular sense of independence. She moves up in the world of cinema with Morgan (1966), for which she is awarded as Best Actress at Cannes and gets a nomination for a Golden Globe, the British Film Award and the Oscars. Her role in Michelangelo Antonioni’s film Blowup (1967) gets her real international recognition. Exactly 20 years after her cinema debut Vanessa Redgrave wins a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in Julia (1977). Overall, the actress has had 5 Oscar nominations (1 win) and 11 Golden Globe nominations (2 wins).
Vanessa Redgrave was awarded the Sofia Municipality award for outstanding achievements in world cinema in 2006.The White Countess starring Vanessa Redgrave was screened during the festival.