Lindsay Lohan remembered Natasha Richardson, who played her mom in the 1998 film The Parent Trap, on Tuesday (May 11), which would have been the late actress’ 58th birthday.
Lohan posted a still from The Parent Trap on her Instagram, writing, “Happy Birthday Angel #natasharichardson.” Hallie Meyers-Shyer — the daughter of Parent Trap director Nancy Meyers who also played a camper named Lindsay in the film — and Lohan’s brother Dakota sent heart emojis in the comments section.
In the 1998 remake of the Disney romantic comedy, Richardson played Elizabeth James, a divorced mother of identical twin girls (with Lohan pulling double-duty to play both Hallie Parker and Annie James) who becomes the target of her recently reunited daughters’ grand scheme to get her back with her ex-husband and their father Nicholas Parker (Dennis Quad).
The Tony-winning actress died March 18, 2009, from an epidural hematoma after she fell and hit her head on a ski slope while vacationing in Quebec, Canada. She was 45 at the time of her death and was survived by her husband Liam Neeson and their two sons, Michéal and Daniel.
In July 2020, Katie Couric moderated The Parent Trap reunion with the original cast, where they remembered Richardson. “Natasha had such an elegance and grace, and she was so maternal to me,” Lohan said at the time.
See Lohan’s sweet birthday tribute to Richardson below.