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today’s birthday: Greta Garbo (1905)


Greta Garbo (1905)

Born in Sweden, Garbo appeared in publicity films for the store where she worked as a young woman. She later studied at the prestigious Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, where she was discovered by film director Mauritz Stiller. She appeared in her first film in 1924, and her beauty and enigmatic personality made her a star. She made only a handful of films and retired abruptly in 1941 at the age of 36, later living in legendary seclusion. What were some of her most famous roles? More… Discuss