She was voted one of the top sex stars of the 1970s in Playboy magazine.
Wood suffered an intense fear of drowning ever since an accident during the filming of The Green Promise (1949). Elia Kazan had to trick her into doing water scenes in Splendor in the Grass. Ironically, and tragically, she died of drowning at the age of 43.
She also had a sense of humor! On April 23, 1966, she became the first performer voted the year's worst by the Harvard Lampoon to show up and accept her "award."
At first I thought maybe Katie Holmes could play Natalie Wood, if she was a bit shorter, and Kristine thought Catherine Zeta Jones, if she was a bit younger. But in this picture isn't Wood the spitting image of Katharine Heigl?!