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Greta Garbo – alias the famous Swedish actress Greta Gustafsson Loviisa. It was a major star in the United States in the era of silent films and the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Greta was born in Stockholm on 18 September 1905. When she was thirteen years old, her father died, and Greta had to work to help the family. Soon she began to appear in advertisements and attracted the attention of director Eric Petchera, who invited her to star in the movie “Peter-tramp” in 1922.
In 1924, the aspiring actress took the lead role in the romantic drama “The Saga of Yeste Berling.” Her performance was very impressed producer Louis Burt Mayer, who in 1925 took Greta Garbo in Hollywood. The actress has signed a contract with the film company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and became a star of silent movies.
In 1930 she made her debut in cinema sound, it had a major role in the dramatic film “Anna Christie,” for which the actress was nominated for “Oscar”. Marketing specialists of MGM lured the audience slogan “Garbo speaks!”. Soon Greta popularity allowed her to dictate the terms of the contract, and it is becoming more and more discriminating in their roles.
For the title role in the film “Anna Karenina” 1935 Garbo won Film Critics Association of New York in the category “Best Actress”. But the Greta considers his best work the role of the courtesan Marguerite Gautier in the romantic drama “The Lady of the Camellias”, which earned her another nomination for “Oscar”.
The actress starred exclusively in dramatic films, and in 1939 first appeared in the comedy “Ninotchka” and again received a nomination for “Oscar”. In 1941 Greta Garbo repeated comedic experience and played a major role in the romantic movie titled “Two-Faced Woman”, the picture had good box office, but the critics were perceived negatively.
In the same year she finished her acting career, starring in 27 films, and began to lead a reclusive life. Then stalking Greta Garbo was a real sport for paparazzi, but she managed to remain elusive until his death on April 15, 1990.