Saturday 23 July 2011

Reading Icons: Natalie Wood

I adore Natalie Wood. She was so beautiful, with such a sad life and such a mysterious death. I love this quote about her, although unfortunately I can't find who said it - just that it was apparently a director: "She was very smart. She read a book a week and had a wicked sense of humor. She was just adorable -- one of the few movie stars I've met who was really worthy of that title."


  1. I love Natalie Wood! This Property is Condemned and Splendor in the Grass. . . sigh!

  2. She was so gorgeous, wasn't she? I just watched West Side Story with my students and they all talked about how beautiful she was. I love this feature!!

  3. Love her, gorgeous. But ultimately a tragic life, such a waste.

  4. Sooo beautiful and very talented. I was actually just thinking of that scene in Splendor in the Grass when she has to read Wordsworth in class and she's breaking down - brings me to tears every time.

  5. Missie - Aren't they amazing?! She was so beautiful.

    April - I haven't seen This Property is Condemned, I'll have to check it out!

    Sarah - She is so lovely in that movie. One of my faves!

    Kate - Totally agree. Her death in particular is eerily tragic - she was always afraid of dark water and then drowned at night. :-(

    Stephanie - That scene is heartbreaking! She was amazing. I totally want to watch that movie again now.

    Nic - Aren't they great?! The one with the feathery dress is my fave :)

  6. These pictures are stunning!
    I love the monkey one.. ;)

  7. Haha yeah that one is pretty random!