Natalie wood is a famous American Hollywood actress of Ukrainian and Russian descent  

The original name of Natalie Wood was Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko or Natasha Gurdin 

She was born on July 20, 1938 at San Francisco, California, USA to Maria Zudilova and Nicholas Zacharenko. 

When Wood was only five years old, she made her film debut in Happy Land (1943)  

In 1947, Wood signed up with ‘20th Century Fox’ studio for her first major role in the movie ‘Miracle on 34th Street. 

Wood was nominated oscar award  supporting actress for " Rebel Without a Cause"

Her first adult acting career was in the movie " Splendor in the grass" in 1961

By the early 1960s, Natalie Wood was considered one of Hollywood's most valuable and wanted actresses.

Wood died in a drowning accident in 1981 when she was on a weekend boat trip to Santa Catalina Island