Greta Garbo

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Greta Garbo

Born In Stockholm, Sweden On September 18, 1905 Birth name Greta Lovisa Gustafsson

Education and First Jobs Greta attended Catherine Elementary School starting at the age of 7. She also attened Stockholm’s Royal Dramatic Theatre School from 1922-1924. She began as a lather girl in a barbershop, then was a clerk in Bergstrom’s Department Store as well as being a model. Garbo felt obligated to work after her father died.

America!Garbo came to Hollywood in 1925 under a MGM contract. In 1951 she finally became a citizen of the U.S.A!She was Height 5’7 ” Mauritz Stiller named her Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo

AwardsGarbo was nominated for three Oscars, in 1930, 1938, and 1940She also won two NYFCC awards for her acting.

Recent accomplishments:Garbo was mentioned in Madonna’s song “Vogue”She was pictured on stamp on her 100th birthday as well as voted 25th greatest movie star of all time by “Entertainment Weekly”.

A Chance meeting with Erik Petschler got her first movie role Movies“How not to Dress” 1920“The Green Hat” 1924 "Gosta Berlings Saga” 1924 “Flesh and the Devil” In 1926 she made $600.00 per week “The Temptress” 1926 The Torrent” In 1926 she made $400.00 per week "Love” In 1927 She made $5,000 per week “The Divine Woman” 1928 “A Woman of Affairs” 1928 First talking movie “Anna Christie” First line “Gimme a viskey ginger ale on the side. And don’t be stingy, ba-bee.”

DeathIn the mid 1950's Garbo bought a 7 room apartment in New York, where she lived alone. She lived her last few days of her life in totally seclusion. Died April 15, 1990

“Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it.” -Grata Garbo


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