Vanessa Redgrave: Franco Nero Helps Me Heal

07/27/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

After losing her daughter, Natasha Richardson, last year and her brother and sister in the past two months, Vanessa Redgrave says she has drawn strength from memories - and her rekindled romance with actor Franco Nero, four decades after they first fell in love - to weather the grief of the past year.

"I treasure every single moment I spent with them," the Oscar winner, 73, tells PEOPLE in its upcoming issue, referring to Natasha, who died at 45 in a skiing accident in March 2009; brother Corin, who lost his battle with prostate cancer last month at 70, and sister Lynn, who passed away this month at 67 after a battle with breast cancer.

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