Birth Name: Natalie Zacharenko
Date of Birth: July 20, 1938
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States
Date of Death: November 29, 1981
Place of Death: near Santa Catalina Island, California
Ethnicity: Russian, Ukrainian
Natalie Wood was an American actress. She received Academy Award nominations for her performances in Splendor in the Grass and Love with the Proper Stranger. She drowned near Santa Catalina Island, California, on November 29, 1981.
Natalie was of Russian and Ukrainian descent. Natalie’s father, Nikolai Stephanovich Zakharenko, was born in Vladivostok, Russia. Natalie’s mother, Maria Stepanovna (Zudilova/Zoodiloff), was born in Barnaul, Siberia, Russia, or in Tomsk, Russia. Her sister is actress and producer Lana Wood. Natalie was married to actor Robert Wagner, until her death. She was previously married to British producer Richard Gregson. Natalie had two children, actress Natasha Gregson Wagner, with Richard, and Courtney Brooke Wagner, with Robert.
Natalie’s paternal grandparents were Stephan Zakharenko and Eudoxie Sauchenko.
Natalie’s maternal grandfather was Stepan Ilich Zudilov/Zoodilov (the son of Ilya Semenovich Zudilov and Elisabeth).
Natalie’s maternal grandmother was Maria Andreevna Kuleva (the daughter of Andrey Alekseevich Kulev).
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