Lana Wood | Biography

Born on 1st March, 1946 to Russian emigrant parents, Maria & Nikolai Zakharenko, Lana Wood is a celebrated America actress as well as film producer. Despite her birth in Santa Monica, California, United States as Svetlana Nikolaevna Zakharenko, she was raised in her homeland. Her father basically was from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, whereas her mother’s upbringing was at a Chinese territory. Lana has an elder named Natalie Wood (b. 20th July, 1938- d. 29th November, 1981), who was also a Hollywood actress. She also has an elder half sister named Olga Viriapaeff, which she & Natalie gained through her mother’s previous marriage with an American man.

Glancing towards Lana Wood’s marriage history, it reported that she has been married for the total of 5 times, but her biography in the wiki, only reveals about her 4 husbands. Additionally, this beautiful 60s- 70s idol has been said to be marrying 6 different high profile personalities in some of the internet pages. For the first time, she wedded to Jack Wrather Jr. in 1962, with whom she got annulled after few months. Her second marriage was held in 1965 with Karl Brent, which too ended shortly in 1996, following a divorce. The name of her rest husband’s includes, Steve Oliver (1967- 1967), Dr. Stanley William Vogel (19th April 1968- 14th October 1968), Richard Smedley (1st March 1973- 23rd March 1975) & Allan Balter (1978- 1981), with whom her relationship was unable to go far. Despite her 6 wedding, this beautiful actress is just a mother to her single daughter named Evan who was born on 11th August, 1974 from her relationship with Richard, her 5th husband. She doesn’t shares any child from her other husbands. Presently, this Hollywood persona has 2 grandsons & a granddaughter, namely Max, Nicholas & Daphne. Furthermore, she also had an off- the- set romance with actor Sean Connery, throughout the shooting of “Diamonds Are Forever”.

During her early days in the acting line, Lana played small roles in only those films where Natalie performed in. Opening in the 60s, Lana’s own pro career climbed the height, after performing in ‘The Long, Hot Summer’, a short- lived drama sitcom. This was soon traced out by her various roles in the television sitcoms including Peyton Place (1966- 1967), QB VII (1974), A Question of Guilt (1978) & Capitol (1983). Performing on several movies & television series, this blooming actress later established herself as a skilled producer, through her TV series, Born to Be Sold (1981), Murder Me, Murder You (1983), The Mystery of Natalie Wood (2004), among more. Lana’s movies tribute is collected by her distinguished movies, counting Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Speedtrap (1977), Satan’s Mistress (1982), Wild Michigan (2008), The Book of Ruth: Journey of Faith (2009) & Last Wish (2010).

An avid animal lover, Lana Wood, is a jolly person, who always believes in staying happy & providing happiness. She even had a pet leopard previously. The 60s- 70s fashion leading light, Lana has although reached her 68, but still holds numerous fan followers worldwide. With her celebrity stardom, she, at present has accumulated the total net worth of 1 million dollar. With an ardent interest towards acting, Lana always dreamt to become a successful actress one day. As days passed on she gained more inspirations from her sister’s blooming acting career & made acting as her hobby too. Later she walked down her sister footprints & earned a huge fame in the Hollywood film world. Even if this stunning actress’s beauty & hot figure was always been praised since several decades, her plastic surgery issues was constantly being a topic in the media. At the beginning, the rumor was not accepted, but after climbing the age chart, Lana admitted about her Butt implantation. 

Lana has over 20 different movies & about 300 TV programs to her credit, counting The Fugitive, Mission/: Impossible & Demon Rage (1982). Additionally, she is popular for her book character in the Steven Alten’s sic-fi novel “Meg: Hell’s Aquarium” (2009). Moreover to her popularity through acting, Lana climbed the height of acknowledgment through the release of her 1984 memoir, entitled “Natalie: A Memoir by Her Sister”, which came out as one of the highest selling memoir till date. 

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