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Greta Garbo (1905–1990)


Greta Garbo was born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson on September 18, 1905, in Stockholm, Sweden, to Anna Lovisa (Johansdotter), who worked at a jam factory, and Karl Alfred Gustafsson, a laborer. She was fourteen when her father died, which left the family destitute. Greta was forced to leave school and go to work in a department store. The store used ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Ninotchka
Ninotchka Nina Ivanovna Yakushova aka Ninotchka
(1939)
Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel Grusinskaya - the Dancer
(1932)
Camille
Camille Marguerite Gautier
(1936)
Queen Christina
Queen Christina Christina
(1933)

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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.

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3 Biographical Movies | 21 Print Biographies | 13 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 42 Articles | 16 Pictorials | 47 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Greta Gustafsson

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't want to be a silly temptress. I cannot see any sense in getting dressed up and doing nothing but tempting men in pictures. See more »

Trivia:

Throughout her MGM career she insisted that William H. Daniels be cinematographer on her pictures. This may not have been purely superstition, as the two notable films she made without him--Conquest (1937) and Two-Faced Woman (1941)--were her only notable flops. See more »

Nickname:

La Divina See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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I consider her my idol. argentinexport
Hitchcock? beatabeatrix
Greta's astrological signs: Sun in Virgo, Moon in Taurus TheMysteriousLady
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22 years ago today. RIP Miss Garbo julythreeone
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