Greta Garbo

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  • Birth Name: Greta Lovisa Gustafsson
  • Birth Place: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/18/1905, Virgo
  • Date of Death: 04/15/1990
  • Profession: Actor
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Greta Garbo Fast Facts:
  • After her father died when she was 14, she left school to help care for her family.
  • Brought to Hollywood by director Mauritz Stiller.
  • Poster for her first talkie, Anna Christie, read "Garbo Talks!", which became a catchphrase widely associated with her.
  • Retired from acting in 1941 at the age of 36; famously said "I want to be let alone."
  • Lived in the same apartment building with Valentina Schlee, wife of Garbo's long-time lover George Schlee, for more than 30 years; the women never spoke to each other.
  • Inspired the 1984 film Garbo Talks, about a terminally ill woman whose last wish is to meet Greta Garbo.
  • Long rumored to have had an affair with Mercedes de Acosta, letters between the two released after Garbo's death lacked evidence to prove the relationship was anything more than friendly.
  • Greta Garbo Relationships:
  • Karl Alfred Gustafsson - Father
  • Anna Lovisa Gustafsson - Mother
  • Sven Garbo - Brother
  • Alva Garbo - Sister
  • John Gilbert - Ex-fiancé
  • Leopold Stokowski - Ex-significant Other
  • George Schlee - Ex-significant Other
  • Greta Garbo Awards:
  • 1937 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1939 Oscar: Best Actress - Nominee
  • 1930 Oscar: Best Actress - Nominee
  • 1954 Oscar: Honorary Award - Winner
  • College:
  • Royal Dramatic Theater Academy, Stockholm, Sweden

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