There are certain stars from the 1950s and 60s whose style will be enduring and eternally classic. Their beauty, style and poise has been and will continue to be inspirational for decades. Natalie Wood is one of those stars. Although highly styled and certainly vintage there is also something timeless and natural about these photos.
She was such a big star but from the point of view of this musical theater nerd, Natalie Wood is best known for her role as Maria in West Side Story. Of course she also starred in such classics as Miracle on 34th Street and Rebel Without a Cause. Most people know that she drowned after mysterious circumstances on a boat but it always gives me chills to read that she had feared water and drowning most of her life after a water related accident when she was 9. She undoubtedly had more amazing roles ahead of her when she died, too young, at 43.