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June 7, 2021

Vintage Photographs of Lana Wood With Her Leopard in the 1960s

Lana Wood is a Hollywood pseudonym for the Russian actress Svetlana Nikolaevna Zakharenko, the younger sister of Natalie Wood. Lana’s best-known role is as Bond girl Plenty O’Toole in the 1971 film Diamonds are Forever.

In her early career, Wood usually played in films in which Natalie appeared. Starting in the 1960s, her own career took off. After appearing on the short-lived drama series The Long, Hot Summer, she landed the role of Sandy Webber on the soap series Peyton Place. She played the role from 1966–67.

In 1970, Wood was approached by Hugh Hefner and she agreed to pose for Playboy. The Playboy pictures appeared in the April 1971 issue, along with Wood’s poetry.


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