would’ve celebrated her 113th birthday on September 18. Born in 1905, the Swedish-born actress became a star with a string of hit films throughout the 1920s and 1930s before disappearing from screens in 1941 at the age of 36. Though she appeared in only a handful of titles, enough have remained classics to give her a special place in history. In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 10 of her greatest films, ranked worst to best.
Garbo got her start in the silent era, acting in her native Sweden before coming to Hollywood at the behest of MGM
studio chief Louis B. Mayer
. She soon became a popular presence on the silver screen as a romantic leading lady. Her performance in “Flesh and the Devil
” (1926) as a seductress who tears two friends apart proved she was a woman to die for.
Since English was not her first language,