Greta Garbo - Framed Picture - 11" x 14"
Greta Garbo, born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, was a Swedish-born American film actress during the 1920s and 1930s.
Garbo was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Actress and received an Academy Honorary Award in 1954.
Louis B. Mayer, brought her to Hollywood in 1925. She immediately stirred interest with her first silent film, Torrent, her performance in Flesh and the Devil, made her an international star.
Garbo's first talking film was Anna Christie. MGM marketers enticed the public with the catch-phrase "Garbo talks!"
Many critics and film historians consider her performance as the doomed courtesan Marguerite Gautier in Camille to be her finest. The role gained her a second Academy Award nomination.
Garbo's career soon declined, however, and she was one of the many stars labeled "Box Office Poison" in 1938. Her career revived upon her turn to comedy in Ninotchka (1939), which earned her a third Academy Award nomination, but after the failure of Two-Faced Woman, she retired from the screen.
From then on, Garbo declined all opportunities to return to the screen. Shunning publicity, she began a private life. Garbo also became an art collector in her later life; her collection, including works from painters such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pierre Bonnard, and Kees van Dongen, was worth millions of dollars when she died.