Academy Awards 2016: 22 Youngest Winners and Nominees

#22. Natalie Wood

Age at Awards Show: 17 years, 8 months, 1 day old
Award: Actress in a Supporting Role (1956) for “Rebel Without a Cause”
Result: Nominee

Natalie Wood, born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko, was the daughter of Eastern European immigrants and a prolific child actor. After her role in “Rebel Without a Cause,” her star power led her to a chain of successful films. She took a hiatus from acting in the 1970s, with her return cut short by her drowning in 1981 at the age of 43.