STARmeter
Top 5000
Down 155 this week

Greta Garbo (1905–1990)


Greta Lovisa Gustafsson was born in Stockholm, Sweden on September 18, 1905. She was 14 when her father died, leaving the family destitute. Greta was forced to leave school and go to work in a department store. The store used her for her modeling abilities for newspaper ads. She had no film aspirations until she appeared in an advertising short at ... See full bio »

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 people
created 01 May 2011
 
a list of 26 people
created 12 Nov 2011
 
a list of 30 people
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 22 people
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 41 people
created 1 day ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Greta Garbo.

User Polls

Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 6 wins. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (32 credits)
 1941 Two-Faced Woman
Karin Borg Blake
 1932 As You Desire Me
Zara aka Maria
 1931 Inspiration
Yvonne Valbret
 1930 Romance
Rita Cavallini
 1929 The Kiss
Irene
 1929 The Single Standard
Arden Stuart
 1929 Wild Orchids
Lillie Sterling
 1928 The Mysterious Lady
Tania
 1928 The Divine Woman
Marianne
 1926 The Temptress
Elena
 1926 Torrent
Leonora
 1925 The Joyless Street
Greta Rumfort
 1924 Gösta Berlings saga
Elizabeth Dohna
 1923 A Scarlet Angel
Extra
 1922 Luffar-Petter
Greta (as Greta Gustafsson)
 1921 Konsum Stockholm Promo (Short)
 1921 En lyckoriddare
Maid
 1920 How Not to Dress (Short)
Elder sister
Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (65 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1949 she secretly filmed a screen test in preparation for a comeback, which never materialized. This film was believed lost for decades until a print was discovered by a movie collector.

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 19 Print Biographies | 13 Portrayals | 11 Articles | 16 Pictorials | 45 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Greta Gustafsson

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Your joys and sorrows. You can never tell them. You cheapen the inside of yourself if you do.

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. See more »

Trivia:

Garbo's sets were closed to all visitors and sometimes even the director! When asked why, she said: "During these scenes I allow only the cameraman and lighting man on the set. The director goes out for a coffee or a milkshake. When people are watching, I'm just a woman making faces for the camera. It destroys the illusion. If I am by myself, my face will do things I cannot do with it otherwise." See more »

Nickname:

The Swedish Sphinx See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Garbo's personality Nolegirl97
Why Garbo? MikeTolliver
I consider her my idol. argentinexport
Hitchcock? beatabeatrix
Greta's astrological signs: Sun in Virgo, Moon in Taurus TheMysteriousLady
'Conquest' is on Youtube! TheMysteriousLady
Discuss Greta Garbo on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page