Swedish Film Actress

Greta Garbo

  • Sep 18, 1905 - Apr 15, 1990 (age 84)
  • 5' 7" (1.70 m)
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1990
Greta Garbo
PersonalApril 1990

Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo passed away.
1954
Award1954

Academy Honorary Award

Won Academy Honorary Award.
1941
Two-Faced Woman
MovieNov 30, 1941

Two-Faced Woman

Despite their differences, New York magazine editor Larry Blake …
Despite their differences, New York magazine editor Larry Blake and Ski Lodge, Idaho ski instructor Karin Borg fall in love and get married within hours of meeting. Those differences are Larry being urban to the core, he not having had any desire to learn how to ski until he laid eyes on Karin, while Karin is an outdoors girl to the core, her life all about healthy living. In the sober light of day, Karin learns that Larry's vow to leading a healthy outdoor life in Ski Lodge and hating his life and job in New York was just pillow talk in that he not only has no intention of giving up that life but demands she move with him back to New York in stating his life more important than hers. While this impasse seems on the surface to be the end of their marriage before it even begins, there is one problem: they still love each other. So while Larry vows to make it back to Ski Lodge to be with her as he returns to New York to resume his work, one issue after another postpones his return. As such, Karin decides to surprise him by flying out to New York, adorning herself in New York finery in the process. But when Karin catches Larry back in the embrace of a former girlfriend, playwright Griselda Vaughn who in turn knew that Larry is married but doesn't care in resuming their relationship, Larry's personal secretary Miss Ellis comes up with the idea that Karin should pose as her morally depraved but urban chic twin sister Katherine Borg to allow Karin to keep an eye on Larry clandestinely while in New York, while showing him up in the process. Complications ensue when Larry believes he has conclusive evidence that Karin and Katherine are one in the same, he who plans to show her up in return.
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1939
Ninotchka
MovieNov 9, 1939

Ninotchka

Only the royal suite at the grandest hotel in Paris has a safe …
Only the royal suite at the grandest hotel in Paris has a safe large enough for the jewels of the Grand Duchess Swana. So the three Russians who have come to sell the jewels settle into the suite until a higher ranking official is dispatched to find out what is delaying the sale. She is Ninotchka, a no nonsense woman who fascinates Count Leon who had been the faithful retainer of the Grand Duchess. The Grand Duchess will give up all claim to the jewels if Ninotchka will fly away from the count.
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Best Actress
Nomination1939

Best Actress

Nominated for "Ninotchka".
Academy Award
1937
Conquest
MovieOct 22, 1937

Conquest

A Polish countess becomes Napoleon Bonaparte's …
A Polish countess becomes Napoleon Bonaparte's mistress at the urging of Polish leaders, who feel she could influence him to make Poland independent.
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Best Actress
Nomination1937

Best Actress

Nominated for "Camille".
Academy Award
1936
Camille
MovieDec 12, 1936

Camille

A Parisian courtesan must choose between the young man who …
A Parisian courtesan must choose between the young man who loves her and the callous baron who wants her, even as her own health begins to fail.
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1935
Anna Karenina
MovieAug 1, 1935

Anna Karenina

This version of the Tolstoy classic lingers longer in Moscow …
This version of the Tolstoy classic lingers longer in Moscow during the weeks that follow the initial meeting of the starstruck lovers-to-be Vronsky and Anna Karenina. The story -- as it unfolds -- also focuses on Kitty, a young woman who is related to Anna's sister-in-law whose marital rift has brought Anna to Moscow. Until Anna shows up, Kitty had hopes of getting Vronsky, who is single and well connected, to propose to her. Ignored by Vronsky, Kitty turns her attention to another suitor, a man who seems to have a lot in common with Tolstoy.
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1934
The Painted Veil
MovieNov 23, 1934

The Painted Veil

In Austria, Katrin is lonely after her sister's marriage and she …
In Austria, Katrin is lonely after her sister's marriage and she agrees to marry her father's research associate Dr. Walter Fane. Fane takes her to China but constantly ignors her in favour of his medical research. Lonely Katrin has an affair with Jack Townsend of the British Embassy. When it is discovered by Walter he becomes very bitter. Fane travels to fight a cholera epidemic and Katrin goes with him and helps. They grow closer together than ever before but Walter is knifed in a riot incited by the burning of a cholera infested town. Now their new found happiness will depend on Walter's survival.
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1933
Queen Christina
MovieDec 26, 1933

Queen Christina

Queen Christina of Sweden is a dominant European ruler in …
Queen Christina of Sweden is a dominant European ruler in the 17th century, and has never thought of romance. However, she accidentally and secretly falls in love with an emissary from Spain, even though a marriage between the two seems out of the question.
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1932
As You Desire Me
MovieMay 28, 1932

As You Desire Me

Budapest bar entertainer Zara is a discontented alcoholic who is …
Budapest bar entertainer Zara is a discontented alcoholic who is pursued by many men but lives with novelist Carl Salter. A strange man (Tony) shows up on Salter's estate claiming that Zara is actually Maria, the wife of his close friend Bruno. Maria, Tony claims, had her memory destroyed during a World War I invasion ten years ago. Zara doesn't remember but leaves with Tony to Salter's dismay. Bruno, now an officer in the Italian army, tries to coax Maria's memory back on his large estate. No one is really sure if Zara is Maria, and when Salter shows up with a mental case that he claims is the real Maria, everyone on Bruno's estate is desperately searching for the truth.
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Grand Hotel
MovieApr 12, 1932

Grand Hotel

A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in …
A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas.
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1931
Mata Hari
MovieDec 26, 1931

Mata Hari

A semi-fictionalized account of the life of Mata Hari, an exotic …
A semi-fictionalized account of the life of Mata Hari, an exotic dancer who was accused of spying for Germany during World War I.
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Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)
MovieSep 10, 1931

Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)

Susan, an orphan, lives the …
Susan, an orphan, lives the life of Cinderella with rustic relatives. She escapes one stormy night when the fiance her relatives chose tries to force his attentions. Rodney, an architecht, is the prince who rescues her, but he has to take a trip and the wicked relatives catch up with her again. Her next rescuer is a tatooed lady in a circus who can't save her from the circus manager. Rodney shows up and dismisses her as a fallen woman. Susan moves up in the world to the penthouse of a politician who can offer a construction contract to Rodney. Rodney says no and flees to the jungle with Susan in pursuit.
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Inspiration
MovieJan 31, 1931

Inspiration

Yvonne is a beautiful model who loves frequenting the …
Yvonne is a beautiful model who loves frequenting the Parisian bohemian life, because she loves hobnobbing with artists.
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Mercedes de Acosta
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Mercedes de Acosta

Mercedes de Acosta (March 1, 1892 or 1893 – May 9, 1968) …
Mercedes de Acosta (March 1, 1892 or 1893 – May 9, 1968) was an American poet, playwright, and novelist. De Acosta wrote almost a dozen plays, only four of which were produced, and she published a novel and three volumes of poetry. She was professionally unsuccessful but is known for her many lesbian relationships with famous Broadway and Hollywood personalities and numerous friendships with prominent artists of the period.
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1930
Anna Christie
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MovieDec 2, 1930

Anna Christie

In New York, the alcoholic skipper of a coal barge Chris …
In New York, the alcoholic skipper of a coal barge Chris Christofferson receives a letter from his estranged twenty year old daughter Anna "Christie" Christofferson telling that she will leave Minnesota to stay with him. Chris left Anna fifteen years ago to the countryside to be raised by relatives in a farm in St. Paul and he has never visited his daughter. Anna Christie arrives and she is a wounded woman with a hidden dishonorable past since she had worked for two years in a brothel to survive. She moves to the barge to live with her father and one night, Chris rescues the sailor Matt and two other fainted sailors from the sea. Soon Anna and Matt fall in love with each other and Anna has the best days of her life. But when Matt proposes to marry her, she is reluctant and also haunted by her past. Matt insists and Anna opens her heart to Matt and to her father disclosing the darks secrets of her past.
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Romance
MovieAug 22, 1930

Romance

Young Harry is in love and wants to marry an actress, much to …
Young Harry is in love and wants to marry an actress, much to the displeasure of his family. Harry thinks that Bishop Armstrong knows nothing about love so Armstrong tells him the story of ...
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Anna Christie
MovieJan 22, 1930

Anna Christie

In New York, the alcoholic skipper of a coal barge Chris …
In New York, the alcoholic skipper of a coal barge Chris Christofferson receives a letter from his estranged twenty year old daughter Anna "Christie" Christofferson telling that she will leave Minnesota to stay with him. Chris left Anna fifteen years ago to the countryside to be raised by relatives in a farm in St. Paul and he has never visited his daughter. Anna Christie arrives and she is a wounded woman with a hidden dishonorable past since she had worked for two years in a brothel to survive. She moves to the barge to live with her father and one night, Chris rescues the sailor Matt and two other fainted sailors from the sea. Soon Anna and Matt fall in love with each other and Anna has the best days of her life. But when Matt proposes to marry her, she is reluctant and also haunted by her past. Matt insists and Anna opens her heart to Matt and to her father disclosing the darks secrets of her past.
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Best Actress
Nomination1930

Best Actress

Nominated for "Anna Christie".
Academy Award
1929
The Kiss
MovieNov 15, 1929

The Kiss

An unhappily married woman is caught up in scandal and …
An unhappily married woman is caught up in scandal and murder when her affection toward a young man is misinterpreted.
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The Single Standard
MovieJul 27, 1929

The Single Standard

The wealthy Arden Stuart is bored in a party; after refusing the …
The wealthy Arden Stuart is bored in a party; after refusing the wedding proposal of Tommy Hewlett, she drives her car with her driver to a lonely place. She has one night stand with him and returns to the party; then she witnesses the driver being fired by a relative and committing suicide. In a rainy day, Arden goes to an exposition and meets the painter and aspirant boxer Packy Cannon. They sail to the South Seas together in his sailboat and Arden falls in love for him. However, a couple of months later, Packy dumps her and brings her back to her city, traveling to China alone. The heartbroken Arden is proposed again by Tommy and gets married with him. Three years later, Arden meets Packy by chance and becomes divided between her unconditional love for Packy and the love for her son.
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A Man's Man
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MovieMay 25, 1929

A Man's Man

A Man's Man is a lost 1929 silent film produced and distributed …
A Man's Man is a lost 1929 silent film produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by James Cruze. It stars William Haines and was released with a soundtrack of music and effects. It is based on a Broadway play, A Man's Man by Patrick Kearney. This is Haines' last silent film.
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Wild Orchids
MovieFeb 23, 1929

Wild Orchids

A prince in Java tries to seduce his visitor's wife, but he's …
A prince in Java tries to seduce his visitor's wife, but he's discovered.
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1928
A Woman of Affairs
MovieDec 15, 1928

A Woman of Affairs

When two childhood sweethearts are kept from marrying, …
When two childhood sweethearts are kept from marrying, misery ensues.
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The Mysterious Lady
MovieAug 4, 1928

The Mysterious Lady

An attractive Russian spy seduces an Austrian officer in order to …
An attractive Russian spy seduces an Austrian officer in order to get some important plans, but when she actually falls in love with him, both of them are placed in a dangerous situation.
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The Divine Woman
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MovieJan 14, 1928

The Divine Woman

[For 9 minute surviving fragment] Lucian, a soldier in Paris, is …
[For 9 minute surviving fragment] Lucian, a soldier in Paris, is to ship out for Algiers at 9 that evening. He stops by for a last meal with his love, Marianne. He may be worried that when he leaves she will find another soldier to love. They argue then embrace and, when the clock strikes midnight, he is still in her arms. Is desertion in the cards? Can the relationship survive the military demands and a soldier's obligations?
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1927
Love
MovieNov 29, 1927

Love

In Czarist Russia, Anna Karenina falls in love with the dashing …
In Czarist Russia, Anna Karenina falls in love with the dashing military officer Count Vronsky and abandons her husband and child to become Vronsky's mistress. Tragedy ensues when Vronsky chooses his military career over Anna.
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1926
Flesh and the Devil
MovieDec 25, 1926

Flesh and the Devil

Childhood friends are torn apart when one of them marries …
Childhood friends are torn apart when one of them marries the woman the other once fiercely loved.
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The Temptress
MovieOct 3, 1926

The Temptress

In a masked ball in Paris, Manuel Robledo, a young …
In a masked ball in Paris, Manuel Robledo, a young Argentinian architect, meets Elena, the Marquess of Torre Blanca. Later, the young woman is rightly accused causing the misfortune and loss of wealth of Fontenoy, a man who fell for her charms. To escape social criticism, the Marquis of Torre Blanca transfers his residence to Argentina. There, Elena meets again Manuel, when he is building a river's dam. Manos Duras, a thug, harasses Elena, and when Manuel intervenes, he defies him to a whip duel. The duel is long and vicious, both men suffering many cuts on their faces and naked chests, but in the end, the thug is vanquished and humiliated. Manos Duras sets up an ambush to murder Manuel, but the Marquis of Torre Blanca is killed instead. Now, there only two men in love for Elena, the eternal temptress^Å
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Torrent
MovieFeb 8, 1926

Torrent

A young girl and her father are kicked out of their house by a …
A young girl and her father are kicked out of their house by a cruel noblewoman, and the girl's heart is broken when her sweetheart, the noblewoman's son, won't go to Paris with them. After becoming an opera star in Paris, the girl returns to her homeland and finds her romance with the nobleman rekindled.
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1924
The Saga of Gosta Berling
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MovieMar 9, 1924

The Saga of Gosta Berling

A drunkard priest who has …
A drunkard priest who has been cast out by his community struggles to atone and regain his honour and dignity.
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1922
Luffar-Petter
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MovieDec 26, 1922

Luffar-Petter

Peter joins the army after fleeing from the repercussions of a …
Peter joins the army after fleeing from the repercussions of a love affair. Greta is one of the daughters of a mayor from the army. Her father is the major, at whose town Peter's army regiment is stationed. Peter's escapades include a love affair with Greta. Plus an impersonation, and end with his marrying a rich widow.
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Kärlekens ögon
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MovieOct 2, 1922

Kärlekens ögon

The criminal couple Louise Kent and Charles Zukor stages a …
The criminal couple Louise Kent and Charles Zukor stages a coup in the luxury restaurant Oriental. In the midst of a dance number goes suddenly all the lights out. In the confusion that arises one of the elegant guests is deprived of her jewelry.
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1921
En lyckoriddare
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MovieMar 14, 1921

En lyckoriddare

Historical drama which features Gösta Ekman as the dashing …
Historical drama which features Gösta Ekman as the dashing rogue who steals the heart of the ethereal Mary Johnson.
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1920
How Not to Dress
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MovieDec 12, 1920

How Not to Dress

The story is about a family whose home had been destroyed by …
The story is about a family whose home had been destroyed by fire and how they are helped by the staff of Paul U. Bergström's (PUB). Greta was assigned the role of the eldest daughter who comes to PUB with her family to replace their lost wardrobe.
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1905
Greta Garbo
BirthSeptember 1905

Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo was born.
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