Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood

Highest Rated: 100% The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Lowest Rated: 5% Meteor (1979)

Birthday: Jul 20, 1938

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Born to Russian-immigrant parents, Natalie Wood made her first film appearance at age four as an extra in Happy Land (1943). When she was promoted to supporting roles, the young Wood was well prepared for the artistic discipline expected of her: She'd been taking dancing lessons since infancy. By 1947, she earned up to a thousand dollars per week for such films as Miracle on 34th Street. She made a reasonably smooth transition to grown-up roles, most notably as James Dean's girlfriend in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Warren Beatty's steady in Splendor in the Grass (1961). She was also a regular on the 1953 sitcom Pride of the Family, playing the teenaged daughter of Paul Hartman and Fay Wray. Despite being romantically linked with several of her leading men, Wood settled down to marriage relatively early, wedding film star Robert Wagner in 1957. The union didn't last, and she and Wagner were divorced in 1962. Continuing to star in such important films as West Side Story (1961), Gypsy (1963), Inside Daisy Clover (1967), and Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice (1969), Wood always managed to bounce back from her numerous career setbacks, and in 1971, after an interim marriage to screenwriter Richard Gregson, Wood remarried Robert Wagner, this time for keeps. Opinions of her acting ability varied: Her adherents felt that she was one of Hollywood's most versatile stars, while her detractors considered her to be more fortunate than talented. The Oscar people thought enough of Wood to nominate her three times, for Rebel Without a Cause, Splendor in the Grass, and Love With the Proper Stranger (1963). In the midst of filming the 1981 sci-fier Brainstorm, 43-year-old Natalie Wood drowned in a yachting accident just off Catalina Island. Among her survivors was her sister, actress Lana Wood.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet West Side Story Presented By TCM Actor 2018
88% Tab Hunter Confidential Actor 2015
No Score Yet West Side Story: A Summer Of Musicals Actor 2013
No Score Yet Hollywood Singing and Dancing: The 1960s Actor 2008
59% Brainstorm Karen Brace 1983
No Score Yet The Last Married Couple in America Mari Thompson 1980
No Score Yet Willie & Phil Herself 1980
5% Meteor Tatiana Donskaya 1979
No Score Yet Laurence Olivier Presents Actor 1976
No Score Yet Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Actor 1976
No Score Yet Peeper (Fat Chance) Ellen Prendergast 1975
No Score Yet The AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards: Orson Welles Actor 1975
No Score Yet James Dean: The First American Teenager Actor 1975
No Score Yet The Affair Courtney Patterson 1973
87% The Candidate Herself 1972
87% Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Carol Sanders 1969
No Score Yet Penelope Penelope Elcott 1966
64% This Property Is Condemned Alva Starr 1966
36% Inside Daisy Clover Daisy Clover 1966
74% The Great Race Maggie DuBois 1965
60% Sex and the Single Girl Helen Brown 1964
89% Love with the Proper Stranger Angie Rossini 1963
64% Gypsy Louise Hovick/Gypsy Rose Lee 1962
93% West Side Story Maria 1961
81% Splendor in the Grass Wilma Dean Loomis 1961
No Score Yet All the Fine Young Cannibals Sarah 'Salome' Davis 1960
No Score Yet Cash McCall Lory Austen 1960
No Score Yet Kings Go Forth Monique Blair 1958
No Score Yet Marjorie Morningstar Marjorie Morgenstern 1958
No Score Yet Bombers B-52 Lois Brennan 1957
No Score Yet The Girl He Left Behind Susan Daniels 1956
No Score Yet A Cry in the Night Elizabeth 1956
98% The Searchers Debbie Edwards 1956
No Score Yet The Burning Hills Maria-Christina Colton 1956
96% Rebel Without a Cause Judy 1955
No Score Yet One Desire Seely Dowder 1955
No Score Yet The Wild Bunch Actor 1955
13% The Silver Chalice Helena as a Girl 1954
17% The Star Gretchen 1952
No Score Yet The Rose Bowl Story Sally Burke 1952
No Score Yet Just for You Barbara Blake 1952
No Score Yet The Blue Veil Stephanie Rawlins 1951
No Score Yet Dear Brat Pauline 1951
No Score Yet Golden Age of TV Dramas Actor 1951
No Score Yet Never a Dull Moment Nan 1950
No Score Yet The Jackpot Phyllis Lawrence 1950
No Score Yet Our Very Own Penny 1950
No Score Yet No Sad Songs for Me Polly Scott 1950
No Score Yet The Green Promise Susan Matthews 1949
No Score Yet Chicken Every Sunday Ruth Hefferan 1949
No Score Yet Father Was a Fullback Ellen Cooper 1949
No Score Yet Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!, (Summer Lightning) Bean McGill 1948
100% The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Anna Muir as a Child 1947
96% Miracle on 34th Street Susan Walker 1947
No Score Yet Driftwood Jenny Hollingsworth 1947
No Score Yet The Bride Wore Boots Carol Warren 1946
No Score Yet Tomorrow Is Forever Margaret 1946
No Score Yet Happy Land Bit Part 1943


Dr. Helen Brown says: Mrs. Broderick, does he come home to you every night?

Susan says: [as Sylvia] Well, I really don't know.

Susan says: Well, I really don't know.

Dr. Helen Brown says: You don't?

Susan says: No because, um - well I don't always come home every night.

Dr. Helen Brown says: You know; when you smile like that you do look like Jack Lemmon.

Dr. Helen Brown says: You know, when you smile like that you do look like Jack Lemmon.

Dr. Helen Brown says: I have a-a - metabolism thing and I, uh, get drunk very easily.

Bob Weston says: Well I was reading a medical journal just the other day where it says that if you take a drink, and take it down in one gulp, it bypasses the metabolism.

Bob Weston says: Remember when I was holding your hands before? I - I wanted to say something but I, uhm, lacked the confidence.

Dr. Helen Brown says: Well say it, Mr. Broderick. Speak right out - it will make you feel good.

Bob Weston says: It's dirty.

Dr. Helen Brown says: Good!! That will make you feel even better!

Maggie DuBois says: Max, you little rat! I'll get you for this!

Maggie DuBois says: And because I consider myself sexually free and morally emancipated, I am still a responsible, discriminating woman who does not intend to jump into bed with the first wavy-haired, muscle-bound, egocentric male who thinks he can seduce me by agreeing with some of the things I believe in.

Maggie DuBois says: You mean amazing because I'm a woman.

Susan Walker says: I believe, I believe, I believe.

Judy says: What kind of a person do you think a girl wants?

Jim Stark says: A man.

Judy says: But a man who can be gentle and sweet.

Maria says: I can kill too now because I have hate!

Daisy Clover says: All I can say is "What's the point?"

Daisy Clover says: All I can say is 'What's the point?'