Greta Garbo





Greta Garbo

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born
in Stockholm, Sweden
September 18, 1905

died
April 15, 1990

gender
female


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Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, better known as Greta Garbo, was a noted Swedish actress and recluse. She was a major star in the United States during the silent film era and the Golden Age of Hollywood. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on their list of greatest female stars of all time, after Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, and Ingrid Bergman.

Garbo launched her career with a major role in the Swedish film The Saga of Gosta Berling. Her performance caught the attention of Louis B. Mayer, who brought her to Hollywood in 1925 to work at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). She became a star of silent films.

Garbo was one of the few actresses to negotiate the transition to sound. Her first talking film was Anna Christie (1
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“Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening.”
Greta Garbo

“I never said, 'I want to be alone.' I only said 'I want to be let alone!' There is all the difference.”
Greta Garbo, Garbo

“There are some who want to get married and others who don't. I have never had an impulse to go to the altar. I am a difficult person to lead.”
Greta Garbo, Greta and Cecil