Natalie Wood and James Dean, Rebel Without a Cause
Legendary actress Natalie Wood was BOTD in San Francisco, California in 1938. Born Natalia Nikolaevna Zacharenko, she would go on to become, not only one of the best actresses ever – but also one of the most beloved actresses.
Natalie starred in some of the most memorable movies from old Hollywood:
- Miracle on 34th Street
- Rebel Without a Cause
- West Side Story
- The Searchers
- Splendor in the Grass
- From Here to Eternity
- Sex and the Single Girl
- The Great Race (pure fun!)
What a filmography. What an actress.
Maureen O’Hara and Natalie Wood, Miracle on 34th Street
One of the greatest child actors of all time, Natalie defied the odds and went on to have an outstanding career as an adult. If you’ve never seen her in Gypsy, Love with the Proper Stranger, and Splendor in the Grass – be sure to search the movies out and watch them soon. She’s remarkable in each.
Natalie Wood died (presumably from drowning) on November 29, 1981 at the age of 43. Had she lived longer, her amazing filmography would have been even richer. As it is, she has given us many incredible performances to remember her by.
Most Natalie Wood fans CHOOSE to remember her smiling, full of personality and full of life. We choose to focus on her wonderful films and excellent performances. When you’re a fan of an actor or actress, you want desperately to have good things associated with their name… beauty, not ugliness… love, not hate. As a Natalie Wood fan, that’s certainly the choice I make
I’m pretty certain it’s how the beautiful lady would want it.
Natalie Wood, The Searchers
Natalie Wood, Gypsy