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Natalie Wood: Inside the Secret that Almost Destroyed Her
Natalie Wood was 22 years old in June and months away from superstardom with the release of two of her finest films, the musical West Side Story and the period drama Splendour In The Grass, with Warren Beatty. She had also realised a childhood dream of marrying the handsome star Robert Wagner and the pair had become one of Hollywood's golden couples, holding court in a white Beverly Hills mansion lavishly converted to resemble an Ancient Greek palace. Then, waking one night in their opulent kingsize bed, Wood found Wagner missing. Terrified since childhood of being alone in the dark, she went to look for him, only to find the heartthrob in flagrante with someone else.
How Natalie Wood found her husband in flagrante with their English butler
The actress, who became internationally famous for playing Mary in the movie West Side Story , which premiered in when Wood was 23 years old, still does not find that rest because the causes of his death are reviewed over and over again without being fully clarified whether it was an accident or a murder. The latest revelation about her life and her relationship with her husband, also actor Robert Wagner, comes from the hand of a biography, Natalie Wood: The Complete Biography , written by Suzanne Finstad and published by Broadway Books. As recounted in the book, Natalie was 22, had not yet released West Side Story, and was not a famous actress but a young woman in love who had made her dream of marrying Robert Wagner a reality, when she discovered a fact that marked her forever. He was an established actor, eight years older than her, who had been one of his childhood idols.
Family violence. Alcoholic father. Pathological attachment to her Svengali stage mother.