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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 10 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Ninotchka
Ninotchka Nina Ivanovna Yakushova aka Ninotchka
(1939)
Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel Grusinskaya
(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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If only those who dream about Hollywood knew how difficult it all is. See more »

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Gary Cooper was reportedly one of her favorite actors. She requested him for several of her films, but nothing ever materialized. See more »

Nickname:

The Swedish Sphinx See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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