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Natalia Nikolaevna Zacharenko (Nat, Natasha) was born on 20 July, 1938 in San Francisco, CA, is an American actress. Discover Natalie Wood's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of Natalie Wood networth?

Popular As Natalia Nikolaevna Zacharenko (Nat, Natasha)
Occupation actress,soundtrack,music_department
Age 43 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born 20 July 1938
Birthday 20 July
Birthplace San Francisco, CA
Date of death November 29, 1981
Died Place Santa Catalina Island, CA
Nationality CA

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Natalie Wood Height, Weight & Measurements

At 43 years old, Natalie Wood height is 5' 2" (1.57 m) .

Physical Status
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)
Weight Not Available
Body Measurements Not Available
Eye Color Not Available
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Who Is Natalie Wood's Husband?

Her husband is Robert Wagner (m. 1972–1981), Richard Gregson (m. 1969–1972), Robert Wagner (m. 1957–1962)

Parents Not Available
Husband Robert Wagner (m. 1972–1981), Richard Gregson (m. 1969–1972), Robert Wagner (m. 1957–1962)
Sibling Not Available
Children Natasha Gregson Wagner, Courtney Brooke Wagner

Natalie Wood Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2021-2022. So, how much is Natalie Wood worth at the age of 43 years old? Natalie Wood’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actress. She is from CA. We have estimated Natalie Wood's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Dear Brat (1951)$2,333
Just for You (1952)$6,500
Kings Go Forth (1958)$750 per week
Cash McCall (1960)$150,000
All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960)$150,000
West Side Story (1961)$250,000
Sex and the Single Girl (1964)$750,000
The Great Race (1965)$7,000 (Director Blake Edwards and co-star Jack Lemmon each gave her half of his respective salary)
Penelope (1966)$750,000
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)$250,000 + 10% of the net profits.

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Wood was the record-holder until 2013, when Jennifer Lawrence (1990-) achieved her third nomination at age 23.


She was the inspiration of High School Musical (2006) star Vanessa Hudgens.


Younger sister Lana Wood made a ABC-TV special on Natalie's life, The Mystery of Natalie Wood (2004).


Texas lawyer Suzanne Finstad conducted more than 400 interviews for the myth-shattering book "Natasha: The Biography of Natalie Wood" (2001) and had the cooperation of her sister Lana Wood, who narrated the audio version. It's controversial and makes explosive claims regarding Natalie's early sex life, complex relationship with Robert Wagner, level of substance abuse and the circumstances surrounding her mysterious death.


In 1982, Wood was supposed to make a comeback following a decade and a half of semiretirement. On February 12, she was scheduled to make her stage debut playing the title role in "Anastasia" at the Ahmanson Theatre in L.A. Brainstorm (1983) was slated for release in July, and Timothy Hutton reported that he and Wood had purchased film rights to the Barbara Wersba book "Country of the Heart" and were planning to team in the drama about the professional/romantic relationship of a young writer and a successful novelist who's dying of cancer.


Wood drowned off Catalina Island on November 29, 1981, at age 43.


Once interviewed Arnold Schwarzenegger, before his career took off, for the magazine "Hollywood Reporter" in 1979. The article was entitled "The Body Meets the Face". Coincidentally and ironically, the final on-camera interview Natalie gave, on the set of Brainstorm (1983) a few weeks before her death in 1981, was conducted by Arnold's future wife Maria Shriver.


Had planned to produce as well as star in I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977), but the leading role of Deborah Blake went to Kathleen Quinlan by the time the film was made.


She was cast as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976) quite unexpectedly, without campaigning for the role. Wood explained that when Laurence Olivier would come to Hollywood, she would often be seated with him at the table at formal sit-down dinners. When Olivier decided to make a version of the Tennessee Williams play, he thought of casting Wood, his dinner companion, and her husband, Robert Wagner, in the husband-wife roles of Brick and Maggie. Naturally, they accepted.


These films were the mystery comedy "Peeper" (1975), the science fiction film "Meteor" (1979), the comedy, and the posthumously-released science fiction film "Brainstorm" (1983).


Daughter with Robert Wagner: Courtney Wagner (born March 9, 1974).


In 1970, Wood was pregnant with her first child, Natasha Gregson (1970-). She chose to go into semi-retirement to raise the child, appearing in only four more theatrical films before her death.

In the late 1970s, Wood found success in television roles, appearing in several television films and the mini-series "From Here to Eternity" (1980), Her project received high ratings , and she had plans to make her theatrical debut in a 1982 production of "Anastasia".


Wood made her comeback in the comedy-drama "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" (1969), with the themes of sexual liberation and wife swapping. It was a box office hit. Wood decided to gamble her 750,000 dollars fee on a percentage of the gross, earning a million dollars over the course of three years.


Reportedly turned down the role of Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde (1967) because she didn't want to be separated from her psychoanalyst while the film was on location in the Midwest.


Wood continued her successful film career until 1966, but her health status was not as successful. She was suffering emotionally and had sought professional therapy. She paid Warner Bros. 175,000 dollars to cancel her contract, and was able to retire for a while. She also fired her entire support team: agents, managers, publicist, accountant, and attorneys. She took a three-year hiatus from acting.


Met Robert Redford while attending Van Nuys High School. Redford was later her co-star in Inside Daisy Clover (1965) and This Property Is Condemned (1966) and served as best man at her 1969 wedding to Richard Gregson. They eventually lost touch and Redford was a no show at Natalie's funeral.


Had to get her stomach pumped at the hospital following sleeping pill overdoses in June 1961, November 1964 and January 1966. After the third suicide attempt, Wood abandoned her promising career to focus on her mental health and emotional well-being. She was 28 and would appear in just four more films before her death at 43.


Wood's next significant role was that of Macy's salesclerk Angie Rossini in the comedy-drama "Love with the Proper Stranger" (1963). In the film, Angie has a one-night-stand musician Rocky Papasano (played by Steve McQueen), finds herself pregnant, and desperately seeks an abortion. The film under-performed at the box office, but was critically well received. Wood received her second (and last nomination) for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.


Wood's next leading role was in the biographical film "Gypsy" (1962), where she was cast in the role of burlesque entertainer and stripper Gypsy Rose Lee (1911-1970). Film historians credit the film as an even better role for Wood than that of Maria, with witty dialogue , a greater emotional range, and complex characterization.

The film was the highest-grossing film of 1962, and well-received critically.


Natalie Wood (born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko) was an American actress of Russian descent. She started her career as a child actress and eventually transitioned into teenage roles, young adult roles, and middle-aged roles. As a teenager, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, for her role in "Rebel Without a Cause ". As an adult, she was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, for her roles in Splendor in the Grass (1961) and Love with the Proper Stranger (1963). She never won either award.

Wood's next important film was "West Side Story" (1961), where she played Maria, a restless Puerto Rican girl. Wood was once again called to represent the restlessness of youth in a film, this time in a story involving youth gangs and juvenile delinquents.

The film was a great commercial success with about 44 million dollars in gross, the highest-grossing film of 1961. It was also critically acclaimed, and still regarded among the best films of Wood's career.


Wood's first major box office flop was the biographical film "All the Fine Young Cannibals" (1960), examining the rags to riches story of jazz musician Chet Baker (1929-1988) without actually using his name. The film's box office earnings barely covered the production costs, and film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer recorded a loss of 1,108,000 dollars. For the first time. Wood's appeal to the audience was in doubt. With her career in decline following this failure, Wood was seen as "washed up" by many in the film community.


One of Wood's only serious roles from this period is the role of the eponymous protagonist in the melodrama "Marjorie Morningstar" (1958), playing a young Jewish girl whose efforts to create her own identity and career path clash with the expectations of her family.


Her next significant film was in the Western film "The Searchers" (1956), playing the role of abduction victim Debbie Edwards, niece of the protagonist Ethan Edwards (played by John Wayne). The film was a commercial and critical hit, and has since been regarded as a masterpiece. The narrative was driven by "the abduction, captivity, and implied rape of Debbie" by the Comanche.

Also in 1956, Wood graduated from Van Nuys High School, with her graduation serving as the end of her school years. She signed a contract with Warner Brothers, where she was kept busy with several new films. To her disappointment, she was typically cast as the "girlfriend" of the protagonist and received roles of little depth.


At the age of 16, she found more success with the role of Judy in "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955). She played the role of a teenage girl who dresses up in racy clothes to attract the attention of a father who typically ignores her. The film's success helped Wood make the transition from child star to an ingenue.


An older Wood gained her first major television role in the short-lived sitcom "The Pride of the Family" (1953-1954).


As described in Wikipedia: "The central conflict in the film revolves around the traditional models of social behavior and religious behavior expected by New York Jewish families in the 1950s, and Marjorie's desire to follow an unconventional path.

" The film was a critical success, and fit well with other films exploring the restlessness of youth in the 1950s.


She suffered from a deep fear of drowning after having barely survived an accident when she was a little girl, during the filming of The Green Promise (1949). Her fear was so great that Elia Kazan had to lie - promising a double - and trick her into doing the scenes at the water reservoir in Splendor in the Grass (1961).


Her first major role was that of Susan Walker in the Christmas film "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947), which was a commercial and critical hit. Wood got her first taste of fame, and afterwards Macy's "invited her to appear in the store's annual Thanksgiving Day parade". Following her early success, Wood receive many more offers to play on films.


Natalia's younger sister Svetlana Gurdin would eventually follow an acting career as well, under the stage name "Lana Wood" (1946-).

Wood had few job offers over the following two years, but Pichel helped her get a screen test for a more substantial role in the romance film "Tomorrow Is Forever" (1946). Wood passed through an audition and won the role of Margaret Ludwig, a post-World War II German orphan. At the time, Wood was "unable to cry on cue" for a key scene. So her mother tore a butterfly to pieces in front of her, giving her a reason to cry for the scene. Wood started appearing regularly in films following this role, and soon received a contract with the film studio 20th Century Fox.


Wood made her film debut in the drama "Happy Land" (1943), set in the home front of World War II. She was only 5-years-old, and her scene as the "Little Girl Who Drops Ice Cream Cone" lasted 15 seconds.


In 1938, Wood was born in San Francisco to Russian immigrant parents.


The award was instead won by rival actress Sophia Loren (1934-).


For a while, the studio had her paired up with teenage heartthrob Tab Hunter (1931-2018) as a duo. The studio was hoping that the pairing would serve as a box-office draw, but this did not work out.


She and Lana had a maternal half-sister, Olga Viripaeff (1928-2015), who was born in Harbin, China as Ovsanna Tatuloff. Olga lived her entire adulthood in northern California and was completely removed from the Hollywood scene.


The Award was instead won by rival actress Patricia Neal (1926-2010).


In 1918, Stepan was killed in Vladivostok, involved in a street fight between Red and White Russian soldiers. This convinced the Zakharenko family to migrate to Montreal, Quebec, where they had family. Nikolai later moved to San Francisco, in search of work. Maria Zudilova, Wood's mother, had unfulfilled ambitions of becoming an actress or ballet dancer. She wanted her daughters to pursue an acting career, and live out her dream. Maria frequently took a young Wood with her to the cinema, where Maria could study the films of Hollywood child stars. The impoverished family could not afford any other acting training to Wood. The Zakharenko family eventually moved to Santa Rosa, where young Wood was noticed by members of a crew during a film shoot. She got to audition for roles as an actress, and the family moved to Los Angeles to help seek out roles for her.

Earning her third Academy at age Academy Award nomination at age 25, Wood was tied with Teresa Wright (1918-2005) as the youngest person to score three Oscar nominations.


Wood's parents had to migrate due to the Russian Civil War (1917-1923). Her paternal grandfather Stepan Zakharenko joined the anti-Bolshevik civilian forces early in the war.


She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, but the award was instead won by rival actress Jo Van Fleet (1914-1996).


Her parents were day laborer and carpenter Nikolai Stepanovich Zakharenko (1912-1980) and housewife Maria Zudilova (1908-1998). Nikolai was born in Vladivostok, son to chocolate-factory worker Stepan Zakharenko. Maria was born in in Barnaul, southern Siberia to industrialist Stepan Zudilov. Natalie's maternal grandfather owned soap and candle factories.


Mankiewicz (1909-1993) was quite impressed by Wood's intellect. After school hours ended, Wood would hurry to the set to film her scenes. While Wood acquired the services of agents, her early career was micromanaged by her mother Maria.

But director Elia Kazan (1909-2003) gave her the chance to audition for the role of the sexually-repressed Wilma Dean Loomis in his upcoming film "Splendor in the Grass" (1961). Kazan cast Wood as the female lead, because he found in her (in his words): a "true-blue quality with a wanton side that is held down by social pressure". Kazan is credited for producing Wood's "most powerful moment as an actress". The film was a critical success and Wood for first nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.


She typically appeared on family films, cast as the daughter or sister of such protagonists as Fred MacMurray (1908-1991), Margaret Sullavan (1909-1960), James Stewart (1908-1997), Joan Blondell (1906-1979), and Bette Davis (1908-1989). Wood found herself in high demand, and appeared in over twenty films as a child actress. The California law's of the era required that until reaching adulthood, child actors had to spend at least three hours per day in the classroom, Wood received her primary education on the studio lots, receiving three hours of school lessons whenever she was working on a film. She was reportedly a "straight A student". Director Joseph L.


RKO Radio Pictures' executives William Goetz (1903-1969) and David Lewis (1903-1987) chose the stage name "Natalie Wood) for her, The first name was based on her childhood nickname "Natalia", and the last name was in reference to director Sam Wood (1883-1949).


Wood somehow attracted the interest of film director Irving Pichel (1891-1954) who remained in contact with her family over the next few years.