|Who is it?||Actress, Producer, Miscellaneous Crew|
|Birth Day||March 01, 1946|
|Birth Place||Santa Monica, California, United States|
|Age||74 YEARS OLD|
|Spouse(s)||Jack Wrather Jr. (m. 1962; annulled 1962) Karl Brent (m. 1965; div. 1966) Stephen Oliver (m. 1967; div. 1967) Richard Smedley (m. 1973; div. 1975) Allan Balter (m. 1978–1981)|
|Children||1 (with Smedley)|
|Family||Natalie Wood (sister) Natasha Gregson Wagner (niece) Courtney Brooke Wagner (niece)|
Wood was born Svetlana Gurdin to Ukrainian and Russian immigrant parents, Nikolai Stephanovich Zakharenko and Maria Stepanovna Zudilova. They had each left Russia as child refugees with their parents after the Russian Revolution, and they grew up far from their homeland. Her father's family settled in Vancouver, British Columbia. After her maternal grandfather died in street fighting in 1918, Lana's grandmother took Maria and her siblings as refugees out of the country, settling in a Russian community in Harbin, China. Maria married there, and in 1928 had a daughter Olga Tatulova with her first husband who died in May 2015.
When Lana made her film debut in The Searchers (1956), her mother was asked under what last name Lana should be credited. Maria agreed to use "Wood" for Lana, building on Natalie's recognized work.
In her early career, Wood usually played in films in which Natalie appeared. Starting in the 1960s, her own career took off. After appearing on the short-lived drama series The Long, Hot Summer, she landed the role of Sandy Webber on the soap series Peyton Place. She played the role from 1966–67. In 1970, Wood was approached by Hugh Hefner and asked to pose for Playboy to which she agreed. The Playboy pictures appeared in the April 1971 issue, along with Wood's poetry. She was cast as a Bond girl, Plenty O'Toole, in the James Bond film, Diamonds Are Forever (1971).
Wood has more than 20 other films and over 300 television series to her credit, including The Fugitive, Bonanza, Mission: Impossible, Police Story, Starsky & Hutch, Nero Wolfe, Fantasy Island and Capitol. After appearing in the horror film Satan's Mistress (1982), she retired from acting, concentrating on her career as a Producer, but she has since returned to acting in a number of low-budget films since 2008. Lana is a character in the Steve Alten book Meg: Hell's Aquarium (2009). Wood wrote a memoir, Natalie, A Memoir by Her Sister (1984).