Natalie Wood as "Wilma Dean Loomis" in Elia Kazan's SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS (1961) Born in San Francisco in 1938, Natalie Wood was a child actor-turned successful Hollywood star. Before the age of 25, she had received three Academy Award nominations for her roles in Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Splendor in the Grass (1961), and Love with the Proper Stranger (1963). She won a Golden Globe for the television remake of the film From Here to Eternity in 1979. Natalie Wood drowned near Santa Catalina Island, California in 1981. She was on a boat with her husband, Robert Wagner, her costar in Brainstorm, Christopher Walken, and the boat's captain, Dennis Davern. Her death was declared an accident, although many facts regarding her drowning are unknown. In 2011, the police reopened the case based on new witness statements, but no evidence was found to overturn the original conclusion of accidental death.
Natalie Wood is featured in Edition: A Tribute to Women in Film