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Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo

Highest Rated: 100% Conquest (1937)

Lowest Rated: 30% Two-Faced Woman (1941)

Birthday: Sep 18, 1905

Birthplace: Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

Greta Garbo was arguably the quintessential embodiment of Hollywood's Golden Age, a beautiful, glamorous, and above all, mysterious image, carefully cultivated by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the sole studio she would work for during her American film career. Touted as the "Swedish Sphinx" by MGM upon her arrival in Hollywood, Garbo immediately became one of silent film's most popular actresses in such features as "The Torrent" (1926), "Flesh and the Devil" (1927) and "Love" (1927). Paired with the most talented directors and popular leading men, she entranced audiences with her mesmerizing portrayals of "fallen women" and fatalistic lovers. Even the arrival of sound could not diminish her appeal; in fact, Garbo's sultry, accented voice only added to her allure in her first "talkie," "Anna Christie" (1930). Later films - in particular, "Mata Hari" (1931), "Grand Hotel" (1932), "Queen Christina" (1933) and "Camille" (1936) - cemented her megastar status, not only in America, but around the world. Known for her aversion to publicity and demanding nature on the set of her films, she was also an astute business woman, whose bargaining acumen made her one of the highest paid movie stars of the day. Garbo's sudden decision to retire from film in 1941 and her steadfast maintenance of a notoriously reclusive lifestyle until her death in 1990 further enhanced her mystique and immortalized her as one of the silver screen's greatest icons.

Highest rated movies

100% Conquest
95% Ninotchka
94% Flesh and the Devil
89% Camille
87% Grand Hotel
86% Anna Karenina
86% As You Desire Me
86% Love

Photos

CAMILLE, Greta Garbo, 1936 MATA HARI, Greta Garbo, 1931 MATA HARI, Ramon Novarro, Greta Garbo, 1931 SUSAN LENOX-HER FALL AND RISE, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, 1931 MATA HARI, Greta Garbo, C. Henry Gordon, Lionel Barrymore, 1931 CONQUEST, (aka MAIRE WALEWSKA), from left: Greta Garbo, Charles Boyer, 1937 TWO-FACED WOMAN, from left, Roland Young, Greta Garbo, 1941 MATA HARI, C. Henry Gordon, Greta Garbo, 1931 TWO-FACED WOMAN, from left, Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, 1941 MATA HARI, Greta Garbo, 1931 MATA HARI, Greta Garbo, 1931, headdress CAMILLE, Greta Garbo, 1936 CAMILLE, Greta Garbo, 1936 CAMILLE, Greta Garbo, 1936 MATA HARI, Greta Garbo, 1931 CAMILLE, Greta Garbo, 1936 ANNA CHRISTIE, (German-language version), from left, Greta Garbo, Herman Bing, 1931 ANNA KARENINA, Greta Garbo, 1935 ANNA KARENINA, Greta Garbo, 1935 ANNA KARENINA, Greta Garbo, 1935

Filmography

Movies

Credit
30% 28% Two-Faced Woman Karin Borg Blake, aka Katherine Blake (Character) - 1941
95% 89% Ninotchka Ninotchka (Nina Ivanovna Yakushova) (Character) - 1939
100% 56% Conquest Countess Marie Walewska (Character) - 1937
89% 84% Camille Marguerite Gautier (Character) - 1936
86% 70% Anna Karenina Anna Karenina (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 55% The Painted Veil Katrin Koerber Fane (Character) - 1934
81% 85% Queen Christina Christina (Character) - 1933
87% 77% Grand Hotel Grusinskaya (Character) - 1932
86% 54% As You Desire Me Zara (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 59% Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise Susan Lenox (Character) - 1931
67% 54% Mata Hari Mata Hari (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 48% Inspiration Yvonne Valbret (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 22% Romance Madame Rita Cavallini (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 58% Anna Christie Anna Christie (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 42% The Single Standard Arden Stuart Hewlett (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet 55% Wild Orchids Lillie Sterling (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet 77% The Kiss Irene Guarry (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man's Man Self - 1929
No Score Yet 72% A Woman of Affairs Diana (Character) - 1928
83% 72% The Mysterious Lady Tania Fedorova (Character) - 1928
70% No Score Yet The Divine Woman Marianne (Character) - 1928
86% 67% Love Anna Karenina (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet 48% Torrent Leonora Moreno (Character) - 1926
94% 84% Flesh and the Devil Felicitas (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet 65% The Temptress Elena (Character) - 1926
71% 60% Joyless Street Greta Rumfort (uncredited) (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet 75% The Atonement of Gosta Berling Elizabeth Dohna (Character) - 1924