Natalie Wood was born July 20, 1938 and starred in over 50 films before her mysterious and untimely death by drowning at the age of 43. She had her first major movie role at 7 years old opposite Orson Welles in Tomorrow is Forever. Just a year later she played Maureen O’Hara’s curious daughter in the Christmas film classic Miracle on 34th Street. I remember watching that movie as a young girl and thinking how lucky her character was to meet the real Santa!
She went on to star in many other film classics including Rebel Without a Cause, Splendor in the Grass, West Side Story and Sex and the Single Girl. She was nominated for three Academy Awards between 1956 – 1964.
Famous Hollywood costume designer, Edith Head, created the fashions for several of her movies. Natalie’s style was classic and chic. She was extremely sexy, but it wasn’t that “in your face” kind of sexy you see so often today. Many of our current celebrities could certainly benefit from a wardrobe makeover inspired by her look!
Below are some photos that showcase her alluring, classy style.
And , let me just say, this lady could really rock a pencil dress!
I really love this 60s cocktail dress with the one shoulder chiffon overlay and beaded hem. A stunning
Grecian goddess look.!
This is a fun video with Edith Head featuring the chic 60s fashions Natalie wore in Penelope.
Do you have a favorite Natalie Wood movie?