Greta Garbo Biography

Greta Garbo, was a Swedish film actress and an international star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods. Garbo was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Actress and received an honorary one in 1954 for her "luminous and unforgettable screen performances." She also won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for both Anna Karenina and Camille. 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 secondary role in the 1924 Swedish film The Saga of Gosta Berling. Her performance caught the attention of Louis B. Mayer, chief executive of Metro Goldwyn Mayer, who brought her to Hollywood in 1925. She immediately stirred interest with her first silent film, Torrent, released in 1926; a year later, her performance in Flesh and the Devil, her third movie, made her an international star.

Garbo's first talking film was Anna Christie. MGM marketers enticed the public with the catch-phrase "Garbo talks!" That same year she starred in Romance. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Greta Garbo
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Actor, Musician, Model
Ethnicity:
Swedish American, Swedes
Religion:
Lutheran
Date of Birth:
September 18, 1905
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Date of Death:
April 15, 1990
Age at Death:
84
Cause of Death:
Pneumonia, Renal failure
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