Garbo, Greta


Garbo, Greta
(1905-1990)
   Movie star Greta Garbo was born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson in Stockholm, Sweden. Her work as an advertising model in a department store led to a career in film beginning with Peter the Tramp (1920). From 1922 to 1924, Garbo studied at the Royal Swedish Dramatic Theater, and she acquired her stage name and reputation as an actress in The Story of Gosta Berling (1924). Following her success in Sweden, she moved to Hollywood in 1925, where her beauty and husky voice enabled her to play roles of sexual passion. Garbo made a total of 24 films in Hollywood. Her films, in which she often played the tragic heroine, included Flesh and the Devil (1927), Love (1927), The Kiss (1929), Anna Christie (1930), Romance, (1930), Mata Hari (1932), Grand Hotel (1932), Anna Karenina (1935), Camille (1936), and Ninotchka (1939). The attempt to change her screen image in Two-Faced Woman in 1941 was not a success, and Garbo did not make another movie. She retired aged 36 and moved to New York City to live a secluded life. During her career, she received four Academy Award nominations for Best Actress for Anna Christie, Romance, Camille, and Ninotchka. Famous for the “Garbo mystique” that she deliberately fostered, she was given a special Oscar in 1954 for her unforgettable performances.
   See also Cinema.

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  • Garbo, Greta — orig. Greta Louisa Gustafsson born Sept. 18, 1905, Stockholm, Swed. died April 15, 1990, New York, N.Y., U.S. Swedish U.S. film star. She was working as a salesclerk when she was chosen to appear in publicity films for the store where she worked …   Universalium

  • Garbo, Greta — • ГА РБО (Garbo) Грета (наст. фам. Густафсон, Gustafsson) (p. 18.9.1905)    амер. актриса. По нац. шведка. Окончила школу драм, иск ва в Стокгольме. В кино с 1922 (швед. к/м ф. Бродяга Петер ). В 1924 сыграла первую крупную роль в ф. Сага о Йесте …   Кино: Энциклопедический словарь

  • Garbo, Greta — ► (1905 90) Nombre artístico de Greta Gustaffson, actriz cinematográfica sueca. Participó, entre otras, en las siguientes películas: El demonio y la carne (1927), La reina Cristina de Suecia (1933) y Ninotchka (1939). Tras La mujer de las dos… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Garbo,Greta — Gar·bo (gärʹbō), Greta. Originally Greta Louisa Gustafsson. 1905 1990. Swedish born American actress known for her reclusiveness and her performances in such films as Queen Christina (1933) and Camille (1937). * * * …   Universalium

  • Garbo, Greta — pseud. di Gustafsson, Greta Louisa …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Garbo Greta — Gar|bo Gret|a (1905 90) a US film actress, born in Sweden, who was famous for her beauty, and for saying I want to be alone . Her films include Queen Christina (1933), Anna Karenina (1935), and Camille (1936) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Greta Lovisa Gustafsson — Greta Garbo Greta Garbo Greta Garbo en 1924 Nom de naissance Greta Lovisa Gustafsson Surnom Le Sphinx, La Divine Naissanc …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Greta Garbo — en 1932. Nombre real Greta Lovisa Gustafsson Nacimiento 18 de septiembre de 1905 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Greta y los Garbo — Datos generales Origen …   Wikipedia Español

  • GARBO (G.) — Greta GARBO Greta Lovissa GUSTAFSSON, dite) 1905 1990 Née le 18 septembre 1905 à Stockholm, Greta Lovissa Gustafsson connut dix sept ans de carrière prestigieuse (1924 1941) suivis d’un demi siècle de réclusion totale qui, loin d’avoir altéré son …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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