Greta Garbo


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Greta Garbo (18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990), born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, was a Swedish film actress and an international star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods. Many of her films were sensational hits, and all but three of her twenty-four Hollywood films were profitable. Garbo was nominated four times for an Academy Award and received an honorary one in 1954 for her ... more »

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  • ''My talents fall within definite limitations. I am not as versatile an actress as some think.''
    Greta Garbo (1905-1990), Swedish actor; relocated to the United States. As quoted in The Divine Garbo, ch. 5, by Frederick Sands and Sven Broman (1979...
  • ''[When asked if she believed in "women's lib":] Not really. Not when I see what most of them look like.''
    Greta Garbo (1905-1990), Swedish actor; relocated to the United States. As quoted in The Divine Garbo, ch. 8, by Frederick Sands and Sven Broman (1979...
  • ''It is bitter to think of one's best years disappearing in this unpolished country.''
    Greta Garbo (1905-1990), Swedish actor; relocated to the United States. As quoted in The Divine Garbo, ch. 4, by Frederick Sands and Sven Broman (1979...
  • ''Is there anything better than to be longing for something, when you know it is within reach?''
    Greta Garbo (1905-1990), Swedish actor; relocated to the United States. As quoted in The Divine Garbo, ch. 4, by Frederick Sands and Sven Broman (1979...
  • ''This is where I have wasted the best years of my life.''
    Greta Garbo (1905-1990), Swedish actor; relocated to the United States. As quoted in The Divine Garbo, ch. 6, by Frederick Sands and Sven Broman (1979...
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