Daily News front page November 30, 1981, Headline: NATALIE WOOD DEAD - Body found floating off Catalina. ALLEN EXITS - Takes 'leave of absence' Richard Alen: 'I certainly feel that I have done nothing wrong' (Photo By: /NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Natasha Wagner was just 11 when her mother, screen legend Natalie Wood, died in a boating accident.
Wagner talked about her beloved mother in a new People magazine cover story, on newsstands Friday.
She shared intimate family photos of her mom, sisters, and stepdad Robert Wagner.
She was at a sleepover when she heard a 1981 radio report that Wood had fallen off her yacht and drowned off the coast of California.
The circumstances of her death remains a matter of intrigue and mystery.
"I didn't know if I was having a bad a dream, if that was really happening. What I remember most is that my dad was incredibly devastated, and very tender in telling us what had happened," she said.
Wagner is now 45. She said she understands why the world is still fascinated by her mother all these years later.
Now she's paying tribute to her mom with a new perfume fragrance. It's called, "Natalie," and Wagner said the fragrance reminds of her beloved mother
"I was very close to my mom," she said.