Lana Wood, former Bond girl and sister of Natalie Wood, now homeless: 'It's just difficult to cope with'



Lana Wood may be best remembered as sexy Bond girl Plenty O'Toole in Diamonds Are Forever, but her once promising film career instead took a tumultuous turn, leading the 71-year-old to homelessness.

Read: Natalie Wood's Daughter Recalls News of Mom's Death: 'I Didn't Know If I Was Having a Bad Dream'

The stunning actress and her sister, Natalie Wood, were once Hollywood royalty, but today, she is struggling to make ends meet, squeezing into a motel room outside Los Angeles with her daughter Evan, son-in-law, three grandchildren, and two dogs.

"It has been very difficult for the kids," Wood told Inside Edition. "They feel like they have no privacy."

Only water and a few snacks fit in their makeshift kitchen. Cooking is forbidden, so most meals are fast food. Instead of the pricey gowns Wood once wore, she shops for bargains at Goodwill.

When asked what happened to her, she told Inside Edition "real life."

For several years, Wood lived with Evan and her grandchildren in a rented home in California. When they could no longer afford the rent, they had to move out. With no one to take them in, the family was suddenly homeless.

Her financial crisis has been worsened her daughter's mounting medical bills. Evan battled Hodgkin's lymphoma and her radiation treatments permanently scarred her lungs. She breathes through an oxygen compressor and her cancer has since returned.

"You live in a snow globe and the world is upside down, emotional," Wood said. "It's like the rugs have been pulled out from under you. And it's just difficult to cope with."

In addition, Wood also needs two knee replacement surgeries.

"I don't know how much more we can take," she said.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Actress Lana Wood arrives at the opening ceremony of Las Vegas Car Stars at the Fremont Street Experience on May 17, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
PARSIPPANY, NJ - OCTOBER 29: Lana Wood attends the 2011 Chiller Theatre Expo at the Hilton Parsippany on October 29, 2011 in Parsippany, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
Actress Lana Wood and Alan Feinstein attend the screening of 'Masada' on March 18, 1981 at the Writer's Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actress Lana Wood and Alan Feinstein attend the opening exhibition of Milton Katselas Fine Art on June 3, 1984 at Fine Arts Service Complex in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Lana Wood and Alan Feinstein attend the screening of 'Masada' on March 18, 1981 at the Writer's Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actress Lana Wood and Alan Feinstein attend the opening exhibition of Milton Katselas Fine Art on June 3, 1984 at Fine Arts Service Complex in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Lana Wood attends the opening exhibition of Milton Katselas Fine Art on June 3, 1984 at Fine Arts Service Complex in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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Wood's life was much different six years ago, as she was living in two-story California home.

Back then, she was still pressuring Natalie's husband, Robert Wagner, for answers about her sister's mysterious 1981 drowning death.

Read: L.A.'s Famed 'Pool Prince' Now Homeless, Records YouTube Plea for Help

Authorities have said that Robert Wagner is not a suspect. He denies any involvement in her death.

The actress's outspoken demeanor put a wedge between her and the children of Wagner and Natalie, and she can't turn to them for help.

Wood said that if her sister saw her today, she would be "devastated" and "fix" the problems she has faced.

A friend has set up a GoFundMe page that's already raised more than $6,000. Wood is hoping to get her family back on their feet and buy a new home.

Watch: Homeless Man Gets Makeover, Courtesy of Kind Police Officers

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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)
The gravesite of actress Natalie Wood is seen in the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles, on August 18, 2009. The burial spot located just above the final resting place of Marilyn Monroe is going on sale for a cool 500,000 dollars on auction website eBay. The tomb in the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles is currently occupied by one Richard Poncher, who died 23 years ago aged 81. But his widow is having his body moved over one spot and auctioning the site above Monroe's, hoping to earn enough to pay off her 1.6-million-dollar Beverly Hills home. The cemetery is also the final resting place for celebrities as Natalie Wood, Truman Capote, Frank Zappa, Dean Martin, Jack Lemmon, Burt Lancaster, Billy Wilder, and more recently Farrah Fawcett. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 9: Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood at the premiere of 'The Godfather' on August 9, 1972 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)
379373 06: Lana Wood poses with her sister, the late actress Natalie Wood, right, when they were children. (Photo courtesy of Lana Wood/Delivered by Newsmakers)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Actress Natalie Wood attends American Movie Awards on February 11, 1980 at the Wilshire Theater in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Natalie Wood photographed in 1979. (Photo by Jack Mitchell/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 21: Natalie Wood during a cocktail party to honor the beginning of film shooting 'The Concorde-Airport 79' by David Lowel Rich, November 21, 1978 in Paris,France. (Photo by Michel GINFRAY/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
NBC MONDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES -- 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' -- Pictured: Natalie Wood as Maggie -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
American actress Natalie Wood on the set of This Property is Condemned based on the play by Tennessee Williams and directed by Sydney Pollack. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
American actress Natalie Wood (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Legendary US singer Frank Sinatra in a picture taken 08 December 1951 in London with his bride of a month US actress Ava Gardner forming a piano and vocal duet at Washington Hotel before 'Midnight Matinee' show at the London Coliseum. Frank Sinatra, born 12 December 1915, was a playboy who married four times, twice to famous actress, Ava Gardner and Mia Farrow. But he was deeply attracted to the actress; his biographer Kitty Kelley wrote that Gardner was the only woman he respected because he knew he could not dominate her. Sinatra got married for the last time in 1976 to Barbara Marx, widow of comedian Zeppo Marx of the four Marx brothers. Sinatra number his conquests, according to Kelley, among Hollywood's greatest beauties, including Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Natalie Wood, Elizabeth Taylor and Victoria Principal. (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
circa 1953: Portrait of American actor Natalie Wood (1938 - 1981), wearing a strapless bathing suit with plaid trim, posing in front of a wicker wall. Wood has light hair. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American actress Natalie Wood (Natal'ja Nikolaevna Zacharenko) standing beside a stone wall in the film Kings Go Forth. France, 1958 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - JUNE 13,1955: Musician Dick Contino hugs Leigh Snowden as actor John Smith hugs actress Natalie Wood at Wil Wright's Ice Cream Parlor in Los Angeles,CA. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - JUNE 13,1955: Actress Natalie Wood, actor John Smith and actress Leigh Snowden takes a taste of chocolate at a Wil Wright's ice cream parlor in Los Angeles,CA. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - JUNE 5,1955: Actress Natalie Wood attends the Screen Directors Building party in Los Angeles,CA. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - CIRCA 1955: Actress Natalie Wood poses during an event in Los Angeles,CA. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - JUNE 13,1955: Actress Natalie Wood, actor John Smith and musician Dick Contino and actress Leigh Snowden pour chocolate at a Wil Wright's ice cream parlor in Los Angeles,CA. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
American actress Natalie Wood (1938 - 1981) holding a glove puppet of a lion, circa 1955. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
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