For the sake of accuracy, here's what she wrote --
" Bob, you're so funny. That's amazing you remember (kind of remember) the story from 4 decades ago! I was traveling Europe, by myself except for the people I kept meeting and traveling with along the way, two of which were friendly Dutch boys. I went back to their town to visit them while A Bridge Too Far was being filmed. Hans had a minor role and brought me to the set a lot. That's when Richard Attenborough asked me to be in the scene where I sit on top of the tanker with a soldier as it rolled into town. It was a ton of fun and my spot was edited down to a couple nano seconds. Blink and you'll miss it! wink emoticon The photographs I have from being on the set for a week look reflect "
Ha. I work in the film industry. It's not likely that I'm going to forget that my cousin appeared in a film directed by Richard freaking Attenborough. If I got a couple of details slightly off, I attribute that the a screenwriter's creative license. But as I said, I stand by my insistence that she's the star...
For those who missed the original tale, you can find it here, along with a video.