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Birth information

1 March 1946 Santa Monica, California, USA

Given Name

Svetlana Nikolaevna Gurdin

How tall is Lana Wood?

1.6 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Allan Balter
Richard Smedley
Dr. Stanley William Vogel
Steve Oliver
Karl Brent
Jack Wrather Jr.

Life Story of Lana Wood

Provocative and ever the temptress in her prime, the dark-maned, gorgeous Lana Wood was born Svetlana Gurdin in Santa Monica, California, the younger daughter of Nikolai Stephanovich Zakharenko and Maria Stepanovna Zudilov, émigrés of Ukrainian and Russian descent. Barely speaking comprehensible English, they subsequently changed the family name to Gurdin after becoming US citizens. Both her parents' families fled their Russian homeland following the Communist takeover and the couple met and married in San Francisco. Lana's more famous acting sister was christened Natalia eight years earlier and the third girl in the family was a half-sister named Olga, her mother's child.

Young Natalia (renamed Natalie Wood, out of respect to director Sam Wood) became a child star in the late 1940s, with such classics as Miracle on 34th Street (1947), and younger sis Lana would inevitably be drawn into films as a result of Natalie's overwhelming success. She made her "debut" as a baby in Natalie's "B" film Driftwood (1947) only to have her cute bit cut from the picture. Her first screen credit actually came with the John Ford classic The Searchers (1956) as a younger version of...

Significant features of Lana Wood

Naturally large breasts
Arresting beauty
Open, unaffected personality

How much money has Lana Wood earned?

Capitol (1982) $2,500 /week

Publications and Magazines about Lana Wood

Lana Wood Natalie: A Memoir by Her Sister. 1984

What movies did Lana Wood play or participate?

Producers Filmography
The Mystery of Natalie Wood (2004) , Murder Me, Murder You (1983) ,
Actors Filmography
The Executive Margo Steel, Bill Tilghman and the Outlaws (2019) Ms. Darling, Wild Faith (2018) Opal, Subconscious Reality (2016) Implicit, Killing Poe (2016) Dean Wood, Bestseller (2015) Marta, Donors (2014) Norma, Last Wish (2010) Helen, Deadly Renovations (2010) Dr. Nitas, War of Heaven (2010) President Bailey, The Book of Ruth: Journey of Faith (2009) Tani, Tales from Dark Fall (2009) Santi, Divas of Novella (2008) Zeld, The New Mike Hammer...

Birth information

1 March 1946 Santa Monica, California, USA

Given Name

Svetlana Nikolaevna Gurdin

How tall is Lana Wood?

1.6 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Allan Balter
Richard Smedley
Dr. Stanley William Vogel
Steve Oliver
Karl Brent
Jack Wrather Jr.

Life Story of Lana Wood

Provocative and ever the temptress in her prime, the dark-maned, gorgeous Lana Wood was born Svetlana Gurdin in Santa Monica, California, the younger daughter of Nikolai Stephanovich Zakharenko and Maria Stepanovna Zudilov, émigrés of Ukrainian and Russian descent. Barely speaking comprehensible English, they subsequently changed the family name to Gurdin after becoming US citizens. Both her parents' families fled their Russian homeland following the Communist takeover and the couple met and married in San Francisco. Lana's more famous acting sister was christened Natalia eight years earlier and the third girl in the family was a half-sister named Olga, her mother's child.

Young Natalia (renamed Natalie Wood, out of respect to director Sam Wood) became a child star in the late 1940s, with such classics as Miracle on 34th Street (1947), and younger sis Lana would inevitably be drawn into films as a result of Natalie's overwhelming success. She made her "debut" as a baby in Natalie's "B" film Driftwood (1947) only to have her cute bit cut from the picture. Her first screen credit actually came with the John Ford classic The Searchers (1956) as a younger version of...

Significant features of Lana Wood

Naturally large breasts
Arresting beauty
Open, unaffected personality

How much money has Lana Wood earned?

Capitol (1982) $2,500 /week

Publications and Magazines about Lana Wood

Lana Wood Natalie: A Memoir by Her Sister. 1984

What movies did Lana Wood play or participate?

Producers Filmography
The Mystery of Natalie Wood (2004) , Murder Me, Murder You (1983) ,
Actors Filmography
The Executive Margo Steel, Bill Tilghman and the Outlaws (2019) Ms. Darling, Wild Faith (2018) Opal, Subconscious Reality (2016) Implicit, Killing Poe (2016) Dean Wood, Bestseller (2015) Marta, Donors (2014) Norma, Last Wish (2010) Helen, Deadly Renovations (2010) Dr. Nitas, War of Heaven (2010) President Bailey, The Book of Ruth: Journey of Faith (2009) Tani, Tales from Dark Fall (2009) Santi, Divas of Novella (2008) Zeld, The New Mike Hammer...

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Sean Connery and Lana Wood in James Bond 007 - Diamantenfieber (1971)

Her paternal grandparents were Stephan Zakharenko and Eudoxie Sauchenko, and her maternal grandparents were Stepan Ilich Zudilov and Maria Andreevna Kuleva. She was of Ukrainian and Russian descent. Her father was an architect and her mother was a ballerina.

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Sean Connery and Lana Wood in James Bond 007 - Diamantenfieber (1971)

Her father changed the family's last name to Gurdin before she was born, which is why her sister Natalie Wood carried the original family last name Zackharenko at birth while Lana herself carried the new last name.

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Sean Connery and Lana Wood in James Bond 007 - Diamantenfieber (1971)

Mother of Evan Taylor Maldonado (August 11, 1974 - July 18, 2017) with former husband Richard Smedley. Evan had been married to Edward Maldonado since 1994 and they had three children: Nicholas (b. 1998), Daphne (b. 2000) and Max (b. 2005).

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Sean Connery and Lana Wood in James Bond 007 - Diamantenfieber (1971)

Best known for playing Bond girl Plenty O'Toole, the unfortunate casino gal who, half naked, gets thrown out of a hotel window and lands in a pool in Diamonds Are Forever (1971). She was 25 then.

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Richard Beymer and Lana Wood in Die Henker des Teufels (1969)

Said that she had to stand on a box during most of her scenes with Sean Connery in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) because even with high heels she was too short to fit into the camera frame with him.

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Richard Beymer and Lana Wood in Die Henker des Teufels (1969)

In two of her films her character is prominently featured being sent out of a window. In The Searchers (1956), where she played the younger version of her older sister Natalie's character, she is sent out of a window and told to hide from the Indians who are coming to attack their range. In Diamonds Are Forever (1971) her character, Plenty O'Toole, is thrown half naked out of a hotel window to almost certain death (but survives by landing in the pool).

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Lana Wood in Die Henker des Teufels (1969)

She and sister Natalie Wood have played the love interest of Richard Beymer: she as Karen opposite Richard's Dean in Scream Free! (1969) (aka Free Grass), and Natalie as Maria opposite Richard's Tony in West Side Story (1961).

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Lana Wood in Die Henker des Teufels (1969)

In July 2007, she was a guest at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, North Carolina along with Betty Lynn, Jacqueline Scott, Lynn Borden, Joyce Meadows, Brett Halsey, Rick Lenz and Robert Dix.

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Lana Wood in Die Henker des Teufels (1969)

Lana Wood and her grandson, Max, were featured characters in Steve Alten's novel, "Meg: Hell's Aquarium". In the novel, Lana Wood was approached by an animal rights group called R.A.W. (Release of Animals to the Wild) to help facilitate the release of megalodons raised in captivity back into the ocean.

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Lana Wood in Die Henker des Teufels (1969)

Attended the Motor City Comic Con in Novi, Michigan. [May 2009]

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Lana Wood in Inside 'Diamonds Are Forever' (2000)

When Diamonds Are Forever (1971) aired on ABC the network had the scene where Lana, as Plenty O'Toole, walked around wearing nothing but a flimsy pair of see-through pink panties artificially altered to make it appear as though she were wearing a black bra with black panties.

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John Wayne, Walter Coy, Dorothy Jordan, Robert Lyden, Pippa Scott, etc.

Dated Dean Stockwell, Adam West, Eddie Fisher, Warren Beatty, Sean Connery, Alain Delon and Ryan O'Neal.

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Sean Connery and Lana Wood in James Bond 007 - Diamantenfieber (1971)

Turned down the Karen Black role in Easy Rider (1969).

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Sean Connery and Lana Wood in James Bond 007 - Diamantenfieber (1971)

Cohabited with Alan Feinstein for most of the 1980s.

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Sean Connery and Lana Wood in James Bond 007 - Diamantenfieber (1971)

Is a certified scuba diver.

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Sean Connery and Lana Wood in James Bond 007 - Diamantenfieber (1971)

Her daughter Evan passed away from heart failure at age 42. [July 2017]

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John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Ward Bond, Jeffrey Hunter, Walter Coy, Dorothy Jordan, etc.

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