Monday, October 4, 2010
Natalie Wood: This petite, doe eyed brunette rode '50s success to an even greater stardom throughout the '60s. Natalie Wood was glamorous, smart, and beautiful. By the time she was 20, she had already been in thirty films. Throughout her life Natalie had an intense fear of water, and ironically, at 43, she tragically drowned off Catalina Island.
In her films, Natalie often portrayed sexy, strong-minded young women. Her dark features made it feasible to play ethnic roles, such as in West Side Story. Early on in her career, Natalie would often wear six-inch heels to add some height to her 5’3 frame. She also dated many famous men in her day including: Elvis Presley whom she called “a square”. She said “Elvis was so square, we’d go for hot fudge sundaes; he didn’t drink, he didn’t swear, he didn’t even smoke. It was like having the date that I never had in high school.”
(Swingin' Chicks of the '60s, soclassic.org, tfs, annex)