Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko was born July 20, 1938 in San Francisco, California. Her parents were Russian immigrants. When Natalia began acting, the studio she worked for changed her name to Natalie Wood. Her younger sister Svetlana also an actress, used the stage name Wood and was known as Lana Wood. Natalie is best known for her role as little Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th Street. She also starred in Rebel Without A Cause with James Dean, West Side Story, and played Gypsy Rose Lee in the film Gypsy. Natalie was married to actor Robert Wagner with whom she co-starred in several films.
Natalie landed her first minor role in the 1943 film… Read the full story>>