* 18th September 1905 in Stockholm, today Sweden
† 15th April 1990 in New York, today USA
Greta Garbo is among the most famous film actresses of the 20th century. In addition, she is regarded as a style and fashion icon.
Greta Lovisa Gustafsson landed the lead role in the 1924 movie adaptation of Selma Lagerlöf’s novel Gösta Berling. The film was an international success, and opened her way to Hollywood. Garbo began to be referred to as, “The Divine One.“ In 1930, her first talking film, Anna Christie, was released, which brought her first Academy Award nomination for best Actress. Garbo appeared in over 20 Hollywood productions, and became the face of the 1920s and 30s. In her roles, she portrayed mainly mysterious, suffering women. In 1941, at the age of 35, she retired without reason from the film industry. She was awarded an honorary Oscar for her contribution to film in 1954. Despite many lovers and affairs, Garbo never married.
There were many men in Greta Garbo’s live, but also sexual relationships with women. Greta Garbo was bisexual.