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Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo
Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (work for hire) / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

September 18, 1905


April 15, 1990


Sweden - U.S.

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Light Brown

Eye color



5 ft 7 in | 170 cm

Body Measurements

36-28-34 in | 91.5-73-86.5 cm


54.5 kg | 120 pounds

Bra Size


Shoe size

10 US | 41 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Greta Garbo was born in Södermalm, Stockholm, Sweden, on September 18, 1905, was a Swedish-American actress.

Young Greta Garbo first started her career as a model and in movie commercials, in Stockholm (1920).

She made her big screen debut in Swedish romantic drama movie The Saga of Gosta Berling (1924) in role as Elizabeth Dohna.

Her breakthrough performance came as Felicitas von Rhaden in romantic drama silent movie Flesh and the Devil (1926).

Best Movies

She was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actress for her roles in films:

Anna Christie (1930) pre-Code drama in role as Anna Christie

Romance (1930) pre-Code drama romance in role as Rita Cavallini

Camille (1936) romantic drama in role as Marguerite Gautier

Ninotchka (1939) comedy in role as Nina Ivanovna "Ninotchka" Yakushova

She received the Academy Honorary Award in 1954.

Queen Christina (1933) pre-Code biographical in role as Christina Queen of Sweden

Grand Hotel (1932) pre-code drama in role as Grusinskaya

Anna Karenina (1935) drama in role as Anna Karenina

Camille (1936) romantic drama in role as Marguerite Gautier

A Woman of Affairs (1928) drama in role as Diana Merrick Furness

Mata Hari (1931) pre-Code drama in role as Mata Hari

The Joyless Street (1925) silent drama in role as Greta Rumfort


Studied at the Royal Dramatic Theatre's Acting School in Stockholm (1922-1924).

Had an older brother, Sven Alfred and an older sister, Alva Maria.

She acted in twenty-eight movies during her career.

Became a US citizen in 1951.

Was a shy daydreamer as a child.

Was close friend with Austrian actress Salka Viertel.

Was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960.

First Swedish actress to be nominated for an Academy Award.

She has never been married, had no children.

Garbo died on April 15, 1990, New York City, New York, United States, at age of 84.


She dated Cecil Beaton (1946-1972), Gilbert Roland (1943-1944), Rouben Mamoulian (1933), Mercedes de Acosta (1931-1955), Nils Asther (1929), John Gilbert (1926-1927) and Mimi Pollak (1922-1923).

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