The Los Angeles Police Department has never closed the investigation of her drowning.
At the time of her death, Natalie was preparing to make her stage debut in Anastasia at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. The production was cancelled after her death.
Natalie had a fear of water and ironically died in an accidental drowning. Robert Wagner and Christopher Walken were with her when she fell overboard on the boat they were sailing.
Natalie was actress/reporter Katie Wagner's step-mother
She starred in the TV remakes of the 1950's films Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and From Here to Eternity.
Natalie's daughter is actress Natasha Gregson Wagner.
Natalie's younger sister is actress Lana Wood.
Natalie admitted later on that she and Robert Wagner got divorced because they were both scared, insecure and listened to others that their marriage wouldn't work.
Natalie and her family moved to Los Angeles when she was 4 years old in hopes that she would become a child star immediately.
Natalie's parents changed her name to Natasha Gurdin when they became U.S. citizens.
She made 56 films for television during her short 43 years.
The film Natalie Wood was making when she died Brainstorm was not released until 2 years after she died. The end of the film displays a black screen that pays memory to Natalie.
Natalie was laid to rest at Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California, USA, Section D, #60.
Natalie admitted to be upset when her voice was overdubbed in the Oscar winning musical West Side Story.
Natalie received her first Academy Award nomination for big starring role in the 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause.
Natalie married Robert Wagner twice in her lifetime.
She knew how to speak Russian and English.
Her mother, Maria, claimed that the family was closely related to the Romanov dynasty.
Natalie dated Elvis Presley in the 1950s. Even though Elvis wanted to marry her, Elvis's mother did not like Natalie.
On April 23, 1966, she made Harvard history when she became the first performer voted the year's worst by the Harvard Lampoon to show up and accept her citation.
Natalie took her last name from director Sam Wood.
Natalie got her big break in the 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street.
Natalie made her screen debut in the film Happy Land.
Natalie appeared in her first film when she was 5 years old.
Her yacht 'Splendor' was named after her 1961 movie Splendor in the Grass, co-starring Warren Beatty.
Natalie Wood: The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he is a baby.
Natalie Wood: I saw my parents as gods whose every wish must be obeyed or I would suffer the penalty of anguish and guilt.
Natalie Wood: How do you expect me to be normal when I learned that the most attention I could get was the harder I cried?
Natalie Wood: Emotion memory is recalling something sad when you have a sad scene to do. Very early on I used to get myself in the right mood by thinking of a pet dog that died.
Natalie Wood: Almost every girl falls in love with the wrong man, I suppose it's part of growing up.