By Grace Gavilanes
Jul 20, 2014 @ 11:18 am
Everett Collection

Happy birthday Natalie Wood!  We're honoring the talented actress and style icon, who would have turned 76 today. The brunette beauty was best known for her legendary roles in iconic films like Rebel Without a Cause and West Side Story (where she played Maria, one-half of the star-crossed couple). Although Wood was taken too soon at age 43, we will forever cherish her flawless performance in the Shakespeare musical update, particularly the sweet kiss that catapulted her career.

Click through our gallery to relive Wood's memorable on-screen romance with West Side Story co-star Richard Beymer. Plus, see more memorable movie kisses!