Natalie Wood, c. 1960
July 20, 1938
San Francisco, California, U.S.
|Died||November 29, 1981
Off Santa Catalina Island, California
|Cause of death||Drowning and other undetermined factors|
|Resting place||Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery|
|Other names||Natasha Gurdin|
|Education||Van Nuys High School|
Robert Wagner (m. 1957â€“62)
|Children||Natasha Gregson Wagner
|Relatives||Lana Wood (sister)|
I saw my parents as gods whose every wish must be obeyed or I would suffer the penalty of anguish and guilt.
My mother used to tell me, No matter what they ask you, always say yes. You can learn later.
For the first time I feel an inner emotional security. There is reality and dependability. My life revolves around Richard and the baby.
At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space.
The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he is a baby.
There are certain stars who are not actors. I don't want to be that type.
I didn't like children. I didn't think of myself as a child. I didn't like any of the things other children were interested in.
If I didn't believe in what I'm doing, I'd rather go to work in a dime store.
I've been terrified of the water, and yet it seems I'm forced to go into in on every movie that I make.
Sometimes when I visit my sister and her two children, I wonder if she missed a lot by getting married. Right now, nothing could be further from my mind than getting married.
The times that I have done something that I didn't respond to emotionally right away, it's generally not worked out too well.
Stardom is only a by-product of acting. I don't think being a movie star is a good enough reason for existing.
I was so young, and making movies, going to the studio every morning at dawn was magic.
Almost every girl falls in love with the wrong man, I suppose it's part of growing up.
Not even analysis, by itself, can transform you. You must still do the changing yourself.
Today's films are so technological that an actor becomes starved for roles that deal with human relationships.
I'm not very bright about money. I'm not domestic either. If I don't learn how to cook, maybe I won't have to.
My friends seem much more excited about my doing Anastasia than Brainstorm… and to tell you the truth, I feel the same way.
I couldn't even go to the bathroom alone. My mother or a social worker always went with me.
I'm just going to have to grow old, because I'm too terrified to have anything done.
I was so overprotected, I used to think I was as delicate as people said I was.