Natalie Wood was just nine-years-old when she stared in the original Miracle on 34th Street, and by the time the actress was 25, Wood had already received multiple Academy Award nominations and was considered Hollywood royalty. From leading roles in West Side Story to Rebel Without a Cause, Natalie captured hearts with her brilliant cinema performances and striking beauty. In memory of the late actress's 74th birthday, we visited the LIFE archives to gather a collection of rare Natalie Wood photographs that best capture her radiant spirit. Hit the thumbs to check out stunning black and white photos of the iconic Natalie Wood. [LIFE]