My "Garboesque" Actresses

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“ Although I haven't seen her in a movie in a long long time I always remember her, specially in "Apartment Zero" as the lonely wife with shattering longings. ” - roastmary-1
 
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Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten years old...
“ She is more "on your face" than Garbo ever was but why is it that she makes me think of Garbo, maybe because Cate can be anyone. ” - roastmary-1
 
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Abbie Cornish
Actress, Limitless
Abbie Cornish grew up on her parents' 170 acre farm in the Hunter Valley town of Lochinvar with her 3 brothers and younger sister. Abbie started modeling at age 13. Her first acting job was at age 15 on the Australian Broadcasting Commission series Children's Hospital playing a quadriplegic.
“ You may think she doesn't look at all like Garbo. She doesn't but she makes me feel she could recreate Garbo's mystique ” - roastmary-1
 
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Michelle Williams
A small-town girl born and raised in rural Kalispell, Montana, Michelle Ingrid Williams is the daughter of Carla Ingrid (Swenson), a homemaker, and Larry Richard Williams, a commodity trader and author. Her ancestry is Norwegian, as well as German, British Isles, and other Scandinavian. She was first known as bad girl Jen Lindley in the television series Dawson's Creek...
“ Another case of not looking at all like Garbo but again, she tickles my imagination in that direction and then...she's playing Marilyn Monroe to Kenneth Brannagh's Laurence Olivier ” - roastmary-1
 
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Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born artist (from Cincinnati, Ohio), who also acts as Natalie's agent. She left Israel for Washington...
“ I'm not saying now but in a few years she could be Garbo, wanna bet? ” - roastmary-1