Greta Garbo, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Greta Garbo

Swedish-American actress

Date of Birth: 18-Sep-1905

Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden

Date of Death: 15-Apr-1990

Profession: actor, stage actor, film actor

Nationality: United States, Sweden

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Greta Garbo

  • Greta Garbo (born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson; 18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990) was a Swedish-American film actress during the 1920s and 1930s.
  • In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on their list of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema. Garbo launched her career with a secondary role in the 1924 Swedish film The Saga of Gösta Berling.
  • Her performance caught the attention of Louis B.
  • Mayer, chief executive of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), who brought her to Hollywood in 1925.
  • She stirred interest with her first American silent film, Torrent (1926).
  • Garbo’s performance in Flesh and the Devil (1927), her third movie, made her an international star.Garbo's first talking film was Anna Christie (1930).
  • MGM marketers enticed the public with the tagline "Garbo talks!" That same year, she starred in Romance.
  • For her performances in these films, she received the first of three Academy Award nominations for best actress.
  • Academy rules at the time allowed for a performer to receive a single nomination for his or her work in more than one film.
  • In 1932, her success allowed her to dictate the terms of her contract, and she became increasingly selective about her roles.
  • She continued in films such as Mata Hari (1931), Grand Hotel (1932), and Queen Christina (1933).
  • Many critics and film historians consider her performance as the doomed courtesan Marguerite Gautier in Camille (1936) to be her finest.
  • The role gained her a second Academy Award nomination.
  • However, Garbo's career soon declined and she was one of the many stars labeled box office poison in 1938.
  • Her career revived upon her turn to comedy in Ninotchka (1939) which earned her a third Academy Award nomination, but after the failure of Two-Faced Woman (1941), she retired from the screen, at the age of 35, after acting in 28 films. After retiring, Garbo declined all opportunities to return to the screen.
  • Shunning publicity, she led a private life.
  • Garbo was an art collector whose collection, including works from Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pierre Bonnard, and Kees van Dongen, was worth millions of dollars when she died.

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