Uses accounts from family, friends, and acquaintances to tell the story of Natalie Wood and how she started young, acting in the spotlight, making the transition from a childhood actress to serious actress, dating the top names in Hollywood, her life and marriage to her husband, Robert Wagner, and her biggest fear that ended up being the cause of her death.
From child star to Hollywood legend.
Did You Know?
Director Bogdanovich was initially reluctant to produce a biopic, because he was unsatisfied about being the subject of a biopic himself, in Star 80. He explained: "I didn't know if I wanted to do it, because I knew the people a little bit. I'd met Natalie a few times, nodded at her at parties, and same thing with Robert Wagner. I also knew I didn't like being portrayed in the films about Dorothy Stratten. But then I decided: Somebody's gonna do this, and I thought I'd be more sensitive because of my experiences. Besides, by then I had fallen in love with Natalie and her work ... her performances are brilliant, really brilliant. I realized she was really underrated as an actress -- and that, up until then, I had been one of the people who underrated her." See more
"Tutti Frutti" by Little Richard can be heard playing at Natalie's 15th birthday party. However, this is set in 1953 and the song was only recorded on September 14, 1955 at the J & M Studio in New Orleans, Louisiana. See more
I don't really have a clear perception of myself, ya know. I mean I've always been Betty Davis' daughter or Maureen O'Hara's daughter or Jimmy Stewart's daughter or something like that, but I've been sorta discombobulated Morris. I mean I don't really know how to be... other than acting. I don't really know how I want my house to be or what pleases me or what kind an atmosphere. I sorta have to figure all that out.
Performed by Scottie Haskell See more