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Natalie Wood Bio, Age, Height, Death, Affairs, Wiki & More

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About Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood was one of Hollywood golden stars and a legend both on and off the silver screen. Born to Russian immigrants, Wood found herself in the spotlight as a child, capturing the audience’s hearts in the holiday classic, “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947). Maintaining a successful career as an adult, she went on to turn in Oscar-nominated performances in the films “Rebel Without a Cause” (1955) and “Splendor in the Grass” (1961), as well as charming audiences as Maria in the hit musical “West Side Story” (1961). Wood’s storybook marriage to fellow actor Robert Wagner delighted movie fans – first, in the late 1950s, and later, following their divorce, when the couple reunited for a second go at the marriage in the early 1970s. Natalie Wood Age, Height, Death, Bio, Affairs, Wiki & More

With a personal life rivaling the story of any Hollywood movie, Wood was one of the most beloved actresses of her time, even long after her mystical drowning death in 1981, which left behind more questions than answers. Although investigations into Wood’s mysterious death seemed to be re-opened every few years, with Wagner being named a “person of interest” in early 2018, it remained officially unsolved.Natalie Wood (born July 20, 1938 – death November 29, 1981) was a Russian-American actress who began her career in film as a child and became a Hollywood star as a young adult. Wood received three Oscar nominations before she was 25. She began acting in films at age 4 and was given a co-starring role at age 8 in Miracle on 34th Street (1947).

Bio/Wiki

Birth Name Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko
Nick Name Nat, Natasha
Age 43 Years
Famous Actresses, American Women
Also Known As Natasha Gurdin, Natalie Wood Wagner
Religion Russian Orthodox
Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign Cancer
Birth Place San Francisco, California, USA
Date of Birth 20 July 1938
Date of Death 29 November 1981
Death Place Santa Catalina Island, California, USA
Cause of Death Drowning and other undetermined factors
Nationality American
Residence Not Known
Home Town Not Known
Hobbies Not Known

Physical  Stats

Height (Approx.) in Feet: 5′

in Meters: 1.52 m

Weight (Approx.) in Pounds: 119 lbs

in Kilogram: 54 kg

Figure Measurements

Breast Size 34
Hips Size 35
Waist Size 23
Body Shape Hourglass
Body Build/Type Slim

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / Ethnicity White (Russian and Ukrainian)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
S*xual Orientation Straight
Dress Size 6 (US)
Shoe Size 7 (US)

Family

Mother’s Name Maria Gurdin. Ballet Dancer, Fortune Teller. Of French Descent; Abandoned By First Husband; Emigrated To Usa From Siberia; Died Of Pneumonia On January 6, 1998, At Age 85.
Father’s Name Nicholas Gurdin. Architect, Set, And Stage Designer, Specialist In Film Props. Of Russian Descent; Alcoholic.
Brother Not Known
Sister Lana Wood. Actor. Younger
Half-sister: Olga. Older; From Mother’s First Marriage.
Husband/Spouse Robert Wagner (m. 1972–1981), Richard Gregson (m. 1969–1972), Robert Wagner (m. 1957–1962)
Children Natasha Gregson Wagner. Actor. Born On September 29, 1970; Father, Richard Gregson; Adopted By Robert Wagner After His Second Marriage To Wood

Courtney Wagner. Artist. Born C. 1974; Father, Robert Wagner.

Step-daughter: Katie Wagner

Personal Life

School Not Known
College/University Not Known
Educational Qualification Not Known
Profession Actress
Brands Endorsed Not Known
Career Manager Not Known

Awards

1967 Golden Globe  Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Nominee Golden Globe
1962 Golden Globe  Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Nominee Golden Globe
1966 Golden Globe  Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner Golden Globe
1955 Oscar  Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
1957 Golden Globe New Star of the Year – Actress: Winner Golden Globe
1963 BAFTA Film Awards  Best Foreign Actress: Nominee
1961 Oscar  Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
1963 Golden Globe  Actress in a Leading Role – Musical or Comedy: Nominee Golden Globe
1980 Golden Globe  Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama: Winner Golden Globe
1963 Oscar  Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
1964 Golden Globe  Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Nominee Golden Globe
1966 Golden Globe  Actress in a Leading Role – Musical or Comedy: Nominee Golden Globe

Relationship & more

Affairs/Boyfriends Donald Wilson (1973 – 1977)
Jerry Brown (1971)
Richard Johnson (1966)
Henry Jaglom (1966)
Michael Caine (1966)
Arthur M. Loew Jr. (1966)
Ladislav Blatnik (1965)
David Niven Jr. (1965)
Sandy Whitelaw (1964)
Tom Courtenay (1964)
Warren Beatty (1960 – 1963)
Tony Curtis (1960 – 1961)
Conrad Hilton Jr. (1957)
Robert Vaughn (1956)
Elvis Presley (1956)
Scott Marlowe (1956)
Dennis Hopper (1955)
Nicholas Ray (1955)
James Westmoreland (1954)
Tab Hunter
Raymond Burr
Paul Newman
Steve McQueen (1971)
Lance Reventlow (1957)
Adam West

Favorite Things

Favourite Food Pasta, Escargots, Hamburgers
Favorite Destination Montreal, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Santa Rosa, New York
Favourite Colors Black, White, Green, Blue, Red, Grey, Golden, Brown
Controversies None

Money Factor

Estimated Net Worth $2.5 Million
Income Source Actress
Natalie Wood Net Worth: Natalie Wood was an American actress who had a net worth of $2.5 million at the time of her death, which is the same as around $6 million today. Natalie Wood was born in San Francisco, California in July 1938 and passed away in November 1981. She started acting at four years old and was eight when she co-starred in the film Miracle on 34th Street.
Wood had more than 70 acting credits to her name including the films The Bride Wore Boots, Tomorrow Is Forever, Driftwood, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!, Father Was a Fullback, The Green Promise, Chicken Every Sunday, Never a Dull Moment, The Jackpot, Our Very Own, No Sad Songs for Me, The Blue Veil, Dear Brat, The Star, Just for You, The Rose Bowl Story, Rebel Without a Cause, One Desire, The Girl He Left Behind, The Burning Hills, A Cry in the night, The Searchers, Bombers B-52, Kings Go Forth, Marjorie Morningstar, All the Fine Young Cannibals, Cash McCall, West Side Story, Splendor in the Grass, Gypsy, Love with the Proper Stranger, Sex and the Single Girl, Inside Daisy Clover, The Great Race, Penelope, This Property Is Condemned, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, Pepper, Meteor, The Last Married Couple in America, Brainstorm, and more. Wood won three Golden Globe Awards and was nominated for three Academy Awards.

Career

Natalie Wood first major ingenue role came at the age of 16 with ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ in 1955. She starred along with James Dean and was nominated for an Academy Award for her convincing acting as a mutinous teenager. In the following year, she acted in ‘The Searchers’ along with John Wayne. Although she only played a small role it was an important one. She also graduated from Van Nuys High School in the same year. Her adult acting career, in spite of going through a rough patch because of various flops that she endured, took off with ‘Splendor in the Grass’ in 1961. She was cast in the movie by director Elia Kazan.
That same year, she starred in another distressed love story, ‘West Side Story’, a spin-off of Shakespeare’s classic ‘Romeo and Juliet’. In the movie, Wood’s character falls in love with a boy from the poor area of the city. Wood’s other movies from the ‘60s include: ‘Gypsy (1962)’, ‘Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)’, ‘The Great Race (1965)’, ‘Inside Daisy Clover (1965)’, ‘This Property Is Condemned (1966)’, ‘Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)’, etc. In 1970, Pregnant with her first child, Wood took semi-retirement as she wanted to pay more attention to her role as a mother.
Later on, she made television appearances with ‘The Affair (1973)’, ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976)’ and ‘Switch (1978)’.

By the late ‘70s, Wood started working more frequently and did movies like: ‘Meteor (1979)’ starring opposite Sean Connery, ‘The Last Married Couple in America (1980)’ a sex comedy, ‘The Cracker Factory (1980)’ and TV series ‘Here to Eternity (1980)’.

Movies List

1983 Brainstorm Hollywood
1980 Willie & Phil Hollywood
Memory Of Eva Ryker as Claire Ryker; Eva Ryker. Hollywood
1979 Meteor Hollywood
Last Married Couple In America, The Hollywood
Hart to Hart as Movie Star. Hollywood
Cracker Factory as Cassie Barrett. Hollywood
1976 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as Margaret. Hollywood
Peeper as Ellen Prendergast. Natalie Wood Hollywood
1972 The Candidate. Natalie Wood Hollywood
1969 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice as Carol Sanders . Hollywood
1966 This Property Is Condemned as Alva Starr.
Penelope as Penelope.
1965 Inside Daisy Clover as Daisy Clover.
The Great Race as Maggie DuBois.
1964 Sex and the Single Girl as Helen Brown.
1963 Love With the Proper Stranger as Angie Rossini.
1962 Gypsy as Louise
1961 West Side Story as Maria.
Splendor in the Grass as Wilma Dean Loomis.
1960 Cash McCall as Lory Austen.
All the Fine Young Cannibals as Sara “Salome” Davis McDowall.
1958 Marjorie Morningstar as Marjorie Morningstar, also known as Marjorie Morgenstern.
Kings Go Forth as Monique Blair.
1957 Bombers B-52 as Lois Brennan.
1956 The Burning Hills as Maria Cristina Colton.
The Searchers as Debbie Edwards.
The Girl He Left Behind as Susan Daniels.
1955 The Silver Chalice as Helena, as a girl.
One Desire) as Seely
Rebel Without a Cause as Judy.
1952 The Star as Gretchen.
Just for You as Barbara Blake.
The Rose Bowl Story as Sally Burke.
1951 Dear Brat as Pauline
The Blue Veil as Stephanie Rawlins.
1950 No Sad Songs for Me as Polly Scott.
Never a Dull Moment as Nan
Our Very Own as Penny
The Jackpot as Phyllis
1949 Chicken Every Sunday as Ruth
The Green Promise as Susan Matthews.
Father Was a Fullback as Ellen Cooper.
1948 Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! as Bean McGill.
1947 Driftwood as Jenny
Miracle on 34th Street as Susan Walker.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir as Anna Muir as a child.
1946 The Bride Wore Boots as Carol Warren.
Tomorrow Is Forever as Margaret.

Some unknown facts about

  • Natalie Wood was born on July 20, 1938, in San Francisco, California to Russian and Ukrainian immigrants.
  • She was named after director Sam Wood.
  • She was fluent in Russian and English.
  • Her favorite singer was Bob Dylan and her favorite actress .
  • Natalie Wood was commonly listed as 5′ 3″ wearing heels in movie magazines, though her actual height was 5′ 2″.
  • She was named one of the top sex stars of the 1970s in Playboy magazine.
  • She was placed at #70 in the list of “100 greatest stars of all time” by Entertainment Weekly.
  • The daughter of Russian immigrants who changed the family name to Gurdin after becoming U.S. citizens. The stage name Natalie Wood was given to her by a Hollywood producer who thought it was more marketable. She never legally changed her name from Natasha Gurdin.
  • Began career as a movie extra at age 4. At 8, she captured the hearts of audiences in the Christmas film Miracle on 34th Street.
  • As a teen actress ready to escape her child-star image, she accepted a role opposite heartthrob James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and earned her first Academy Award nomination.
  • Was associated romantically throughout her career with numerous high-profile men, including Elvis Presley, Warren Beatty, and Dennis Hopper.
  • A publicity-staged date for her 18th birthday with handsome rising star Robert Wagner began a romance that resulted in marriage a year later.
  • Despite her fear of water and inability to swim, director Elia Kazan manipulated her into performing the reservoir scene in Splendor in the Grass (1961) instead of using a stunt double.
  • While her songs in West Side Story (1961) were recorded by renowned vocalist Marni Nixon, she did do her own singing the next year in Gypsy (1962).
  • In 1962, she filed for divorce from her husband Wagner after reported infidelity. Married producer Richard Gregson in May 1969.
  • After learning Gregson was having an affair, Natalie Wood filed for divorce in 1971 and found comfort in the arms of her first husband Wagner. They remarried in 1972.
  • Accidentally drowned at age 43 while spending a weekend on her yacht with husband Wagner and friend Christopher Walken.
  • Her death came while she’d been filming the sci-fi thriller Brainstorm; a new ending was devised using pre-existing footage.
  • Following Natalie Wood death, her sister Lana Wood authored a tell-all memoir and later coproduced the 2004 television movie The Mystery of Natalie Wood, directed by Peter Bogdanovich.

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