Saturday, March 28, 2015

#81 Lana Wood *

* - author has her autograph

It sucks when your older sister is about three times more popular than you are, even though she’s been dead for almost 35 years. Yup, Natalie Wood is Lana Wood’s sister, with Natalie returning 5.4 million hits on Google and Lana only 1.8. 

Though she has almost 70 acting credits (including lots of TV), Lana will probably always be remembered for her three-minute turn as Bond babe Plenty O’Toole in Diamonds Are Forever. You remember this bit of dialogue, don’t you:

Plenty O'Toole: "Hi, I'm Plenty."
James Bond: "But of course you are."
Plenty O'Toole: "Plenty O'Toole."
James Bond: "Named after your father perhaps?"

Embarrassing Real Name:  Svetlana Gurdin

Embarrassing Movies

  • Captain America II: Death Too Soon
  • Nightmare in Badham County
  • Scream Free
  • Satan’s Mistress (AKA Demon Rage)

Embarrassing Taglines

  • The jet action surf-set hits the beaches and captures a love-load of bikini beauties!
  • Crazy for speed and driving for revenge!
  • Love and Violence Form a Mind-Blowing Trip!!!

Embarrassing Characters

  • Tani
  • Santi
  • Zeld
  • New Blossom
  • Plenty O’Toole

Number of Marriages:  6

Shortest  Marriage:  1 month

Unlikely Spouses & Boyfriends

  • Eddie Fisher
  • Warren Beatty
  • Ryan O’Neal
  • Sean Connery

Whiffs of Scandal

  • Playboy appearances
  • Soft porn

Interesting Tidbits

  • Her parents barely spoke English
  • There’s actually a third sister, Olga
  • The Wood is in tribute to director Sam Wood
  • Made her debut at age 1 in one of Natalie’s films

Where can I learn more?


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