Who Is Natalie Wood's Sister, Lana Wood?

Lana Wood — the sister of actress Natalie Wood — is an actress and film producer. When her sister started acting as a child, Lana would usually appear alongside her in small roles. Her first movie appearance was in the 1956 movie "The Searchers," wherein she played the younger version of Natalie's character, Debbie Edwards. From there, her career took off, and she appeared in plenty of TV shows and movies (via The Famous People).

As Wood gained popularity, she was approached to pose for a "Playboy" magazine spread. Her photos appeared in the April 1971 issue, where the poems she wrote were also published. That same year, she played the role of Plenty O'Toole in the James Bond film "Diamonds are Forever" alongside Sean Connery. In the years following, Wood appeared in plenty of movies and TV series, some of which include "Starsky and Hutch" and "Fantasy Island." In the early '80s, Wood decided to retire from acting, and she turned her focus to producing, as reported by The Cinemaholic.

Lana Wood's career declined after her sister's death

In 1981, Natalie Wood died during a yacht trip with her husband Robert Wagner. Although Natalie and Lana had an eight-year age gap, the two sisters were close. The circumstances surrounding Natalie's death still remain a mystery to this day. In a New York Post article, Lana says that her sister's death wasn't an accident, but she doesn't think it was carefully planned either. "I don't believe it was premeditated. But that doesn't mean I don't think he did it: Of course he did!" she said, referring to Wagner.

From the start, Lana pushed to find out what really happened to Natalie. She prodded Wagner for answers, but he was told to contact his lawyer. After that, she found it difficult to find a job in the entertainment industry. She later found out that Wagner had her blacklisted, as she claimed. She has written a memoir titled "Little Sister: My Investigation Into the Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood," wherein she delves into her relationship with her sister, as well as the details of Natalie's death (via Hollywood Reporter).