Natalie Wood Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Natalie Wood Quick Info
Height 5 ft 2 in
Weight 50 kg
Date of Birth July 20, 1938
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Eye Color Dark Brown

Natalie Wood was an American actress who began with her acting pursuits at a very young age and went on to appear in films and shows such as Rebel Without a CauseFrom Here to EternityBrainstormThis Property Is CondemnedLove With the Proper StrangerSplendor in the GrassGypsyTomorrow Is Forever, The Last Married Couple in America, and The Candidate.

Born Name

Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko (Наталья Николаевна Захаренко)

Nick Name

Natasha Gurdin, Nat

Natalie Wood as seen in a picture taken in her London Home in Belgravia in 1973
Natalie Wood as seen in a picture taken in her London Home in Belgravia in 1973 (Allan Warren / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Age

She was born on July 20, 1938.

Died

On November 29, 1981, Natalie Wood passed away due to probable drowning and other undetermined factors at the age of 43 in the Pacific Ocean off Santa Catalina Island, California, United States.

Resting Place

Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles, California, United States

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

San Francisco, California, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Natalie Wood studied at Van Nuys High School as well as Hollywood Professional School.

Occupation

Actress

Family

  • Father – Nikolai Stepanovich Zakharenko (Day Laborer, Carpenter)
  • Mother – Maria Stepanovna Zakharenko (née Zudilova)
  • Sibling – Lana Wood (a.k.a Svetlana Gurdin) (Younger Sister) (Actress, Film Producer)
  • Others – Olga Viripaeff (Older Maternal Half-Sister)

Build

Slim

Natalie Wood smiling for a picture alongside husband Robert Wagner at the Academy Awards dinner in 1960
Natalie Wood smiling for a picture alongside husband Robert Wagner at the Academy Awards dinner in 1960 (Press photo / eBay / Public Domain)

Height

5 ft 2 in or 157.5 cm

Weight

50 kg or 110 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Natalie Wood had dated –

  1. Paul Newman – Rumor
  2. Sal Mineo – Rumor
  3. Tab Hunter
  4. Adam West
  5. Raymond Burr
  6. Frank Sinatra (1955)
  7. Nicholas Ray (1955) – Rumor
  8. Dennis Hopper (1955)
  9. Scott Marlowe (1956)
  10. Robert Wagner (1957-1962, 1972-1981) – She married actor Robert Wagner on December 28, 1957, in Scottsdale, Arizona. However, they later divorced on April 27, 1962. The duo remarried on July 16, 1972, and remained together until her death in 1981. They were also blessed with a daughter named Courtney Wagner (b. March 9, 1974).
  11. Elvis Presley (1956)
  12. Robert Vaughn (1956)
  13. Lance Reventlow (1957)
  14. Tony Curtis (1960-1961)
  15. Warren Beatty (1960-1963)
  16. Tom Courtenay (1964)
  17. Sandy Whitelaw (1964)
  18. David Niven Jr. (1964)
  19. Ladislav Blatnik (1965)
  20. Arthur M. Loew Jr. (1966)
  21. Michael Caine (1966)
  22. Henry Jaglom (1966)
  23. Richard Gregson (1969-1972) – She married British producer Richard Gregson on May 30, 1969, and they had a daughter Natasha Gregson Wagner (b. September 29, 1970). Later, Natalie Wood filed for divorce on August 4, 1971, and it was finalized on April 12, 1972.
  24. Steve McQueen (1971)
  25. Jerry Brown (1971)
  26. Donald Wilson (1973-1977)
  27. Christopher Walken (1981) – Rumor

Race / Ethnicity

White

Natalie Wood was of Russian and Ukrainian descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Petite frame
  • Often played vulnerable characters

Religion

She grew up as a Russian Orthodox.

Natalie Wood (Right) with her younger sister Lana Wood in 1956
Natalie Wood (Right) with her younger sister Lana Wood in 1956 (Warner Bros. / eBay / Public Domain)

Natalie Wood Favorite Things

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Natalie Wood Facts

  1. According to her sister Lana, she was discovered by actor and director Irving Pichel who also wanted to adopt her.
  2. Natalie Wood was cast as Judy in the 1955 drama film, Rebel Without a Cause, and for this role, she won the 1957 Golden Globe Award for “New Star of the Year – Actress” and was also honored with the Star of Tomorrow Award by the National Association of Theatre Owners in 1956.
  3. Life magazine credited her as “The Most Beautiful Teenager in the World” in 1955.
  4. She was fluent in both English and Russian.
  5. Natalie Wood was ranked at number #70 on the “100 greatest stars of all time” list curated by Entertainment Weekly.
  6. The pallbearers at her funeral were Rock Hudson, Frank Sinatra, Laurence Olivier, Elia Kazan, Gregory Peck, David Niven, and Fred Astaire.

Featured Image by Allan Warren / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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