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Biography

Garbo in Anna Karenina (1935)

Source: Wikipedia

Greta Garbo (born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson; /gre:ta lʊvi:sa/; 18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990) was a Swedish film actress and an international star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods. Garbo was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Actress and received an honorary one in 1954 for her "luminous and unforgettable screen performances." She also won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for both Anna Karenina (1935) and Camille (1936). In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on their list of greatest female stars of all time, after Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, and Ingrid Bergman.

Fact file

  • Born: Greta Lovisa Gustafsson 18 September 1905 Stockholm, Sweden
  • Died: 15 April 1990 (aged 84) New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Resting place: Skogskyrkogården Cemetery, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1920–1941
  • Parent(s): Anna Lovisa Karl Alfred Gustafsson
  • Website: www.gretagarbo.com

Read more about Greta Garbo at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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