Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood was an American actress who began her career in film as a child actress and successfully transitioned to young adult roles. Born in San Francisco, California to Russian immigrant parents, Wood started acting at age four and was given a co-starring role at age 8 in Miracle on 34th Street.

Natalie Wood was an American actress who rose to fame as a child star in films such as Miracle on 34th Street and Rebel Without a Cause. She received three Academy Award nominations before the age of 25 and starred in classic movies such as West Side Story, Splendor in the Grass and Love with the Proper Stranger. She was also known for her tumultuous personal life, including her marriages to actor Robert Wagner and producer Richard Gregson, and her mysterious death by drowning at the age of 43.