" In 1932, her immense popularity allowed her to dictate the terms of her contract, and she became increasingly choosy about her roles.
Many critics and film historians consider her performance as the doomed courtesan Marguerite Gautier in Camille to be her finest.
Gray Reisfield, niece of Greta Garbo attends ceremonies held in New York on Sept. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen) Greta Garbo (18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990), born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson in Sweden, was an international film star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods.
Postal Service and Sweden Post celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of actress Greta Garbo with release of a stamp in America and her birthplace Stockholm Sweden.
Letters written by Greta Garbo that provide a rare glimpse into the loneliness that haunted one of the 20th century's most enigmatic Hollywood stars will be auctioned in London next week.
The collection of 36 letters, alongside more than 100 photographs of the reclusive actress, who died in 1990 aged 84, will go under the hammer at Sotheby's on December 12.
The Swedish-American icon, who disappeared from acting and public view in 1941, remained a mythical figure right up until her death, living alone in Manhattan and shunning interviews and invitations.