Greta Garbo was a Swedish-American actress. Regarded as one of the greatest screen actresses, she was known for her melancholic, somber persona, her film portrayals of tragic characters, and her subtle and understated performances.
Greta Garbo was one of the most iconic and influential actresses of the 20th century. She rose to fame in the silent film era, captivating audiences with her expressive face and magnetic screen presence. She transitioned successfully to sound films, earning four Academy Award nominations for her performances in Anna Christie, Romance, Camille, and Ninotchka. She was known for her enigmatic persona and her desire for privacy, famously saying “I want to be alone”. She retired from acting in 1941, at the age of 36, and lived a reclusive life until her death in 1990. She is widely regarded as a cinematic legend and a symbol of glamour and sophistication.