July 20, 1938
November 29, 1981
5 ft 0 in | 152 cm
34-23-35 in | 86-58-89 cm
56 kg | 124 pounds
7 US | 37 EU
Natalie Wood was born in San Francisco, California, United States, on July 20, 1938, was an American actress.
Young Natalie Wood began her acting career as a child.
She made her big screen debut in drama movie Happy Land (1943) in uncredited role as Little Girl Who Drops Ice Cream Cone, at the age of four.
She got her first credited role as Margaret Ludwig in romance movie Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) at the age of seven.
Her breakthrough performance came as Susan Walker in comedy drama film Miracle on 34th Street (1947) at the age of 8.
She landed her television debut in situation comedy series The Pride of the Family (1953) in role as Ann Morrison.
She was nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for her performances in movies:
Love with the Proper Stranger (1963) romantic comedy drama in role as Angie Rossini, opposite Steve McQueen
Splendor in the Grass (1961) drama in role as Wilma Dean "Deanie" Loomis, opposite Warren Beatty
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and she won a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year for her role as Judy in teen drama film Rebel Without a Cause (1955) opposite James Dean.
The Searchers (1956) Western opposite John Wayne
West Side Story (1961) romantic musical tragedy in role as Maria
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) comedy drama with Maureen O'Hara
The Great Race (1965) comedy action with Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis
Inside Daisy Clover (1965) drama romance with Robert Redford
This Property Is Condemned (1966) melodrama with Robert Redford and Charles Bronson
Brainstorm (1983) science fiction with Christopher Walken
Gypsy (1962) musical comedy drama with Karl Malden and Rosalind Russell
Meteor (1979) science fiction disaster with Henry Fonda and Sean Connery
The Star (1952) drama with Bette Davis
She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama for her role as Karen Holmes in NBC television miniseries From Here to Eternity (1979).
The Affair (1973) TV movie in role as Courtney Patterson
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976) drama television film in role as Maggie
She portrayed Cassie Barrett in television film The Cracker Factory (1979).
She played Eva / Claire Ryker in TV movie The Memory of Eva Ryker (1980).
She received three Academy Award nominations before she was 25 years old.
Attended ballet classes as a child.
Was a fan of Bob Dylan.
She was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in 1986.
Was a longtime friend with Robert Hyatt.
Spoke Russian and English.
Her favorite actress was Vivien Leigh.
Was close friends with Robert Redford.
She was raised as a Russian Orthodox Christian.
She had younger sister, Lana.
She won the Golden Globe Award for World Film Favorite in 1966.
Suffered from aquaphobia.
Wood died on November 29, 1981, Santa Catalina Island, California, United States, at the age of 43.
She dated Michael Caine (1966), Tony Curtis (1960-1961), Elvis Presley (1956), Warren Beatty (1960-1963), Scott Marlowe (1956) and Dennis Hopper (1955).
She married actor Robert Wagner in 1957 and divorced in 1962, couple remarried in 1972, they had a daughter, Courtney Brooke.
She was married to British producer Richard Gregson (1969-1972), they had a daughter, Natasha.