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Greta Garbo (Greta Lovisa Gustafsson)

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Biography

Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Greta Garbo was born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson on September 18, 1905, in Stockholm, Sweden, to Anna Lovisa (Johansdotter), who worked at a jam factory, and Karl Alfred Gustafsson, a laborer. She was fourteen when her father died, which left the family destitute. Greta was forced to leave school and go to work in a department store. The store used her as a model in its newspaper ads. She had no film aspirations until she appeared in short advertising film at that same department store while she was still a teenager. Erik A. Read more...

Actor

Character: Elizabeth Dohna

Gösta Berlings saga 1924

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Character: Lillie Sterling

Wild Orchids 1929

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Character: Arden Stuart

The Single Standard 1929

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Character: Rita Cavallini

Romance 1930

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Character: Yvonne Valbret

Inspiration 1931

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Character: Zara aka Maria

As You Desire Me 1932

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Character: Countess Marie Walewska

Conquest 1937

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Character: Herself - Clip from 'Camille'

The 27th Annual Academy Awards 1955

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Character: Herself - in scene from 'Grand Hotel'

Marlowe 1969

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Character: Actress 'Ninotchka'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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Character: Actress 'Love'

Hollywood 1980

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