Natalie Wood began received her big acting break at age 7 when she was cast opposite Orson Welles in the film Tomorrow is Forever. The next year she appeared in Miracle on 34th Street, which is now known as one of the classic Christmas films. Her career flourished and she went on to star in Rebel Without a Cause, Splendor in the Grass, and West Side Story. She appeared in 56 films and received 3 Academy Award nominations before the age of 25. Though her professional life was very successful, she struggled to find stability in her personal life. She married and divorced Robert Wagner, whom she would re-mary many years later, dated Warren Beatty, Elvis Presley, and Dennis Hopper. In 66 she attempted suicide and temporarily retired from acting. In the late 60s she had a short lived second marriage to Richard Gregson. In the following years she tried to resurrect her career doing some made from television movies. Wagner and Wood remarried in 1972 and they had a daughter. Her untimely death came on a weekend vacation trip to Catalina Island, off the coast of Los Angeles, where she was found drowned in the ocean. To this day the story of what happened is unclear. Fowl play was talked about but no charges we ever pressed. Such a tragic ending to for an American legends story.