Natalie Wood began her acting career in Miracle on 34th Street at the age of nine. Beautiful, dark-haired, girl next door Natalie Wood went on to star in twenty films before being cast in Rebel Without a Cause at the age of 16. Wood earned her first Academy Award Nomination for her role as Judy opposite James Dean's Jim in Rebel.
Wood would go on to rack up 56 movie roles and two more Academy Award Nominations before the age of 25. Unfortunately, Wood drowned in 1981. She did leave behind a daughter, Natasha Gregson Wagner, who looks remarkably like the actress.