Vanessa wanted to be a ballerina. Dad had such hopes for her.... Corin was the academically brilliant one, and a fencer of Olympic standard. Everything was expected of them, and they fulfilled all expectations. But I was the one of whom nothing was expected. I remember a game the three of us played. Vanessa was the President of the United States, Corin was the British Prime Minister—and I was the royal dog.
Lynn Redgrave (b. 1943), British actor; relocated to America. As quoted in the New York Times Magazine, p. 80 (June 6, 1993).
Redgrave was the daughter of the British actors Sir Michael Redgrave (1908-1985) and Rachel Kempson (b. 1910) and the sister of actors Vanessa (b. 1937) and Corin (b. 1939) Redgrave. Here she was describing an upbringing that left her with low self-esteem and a weight problem. She eventually became a successful actor and advocate of dieting.