Monday, March 19, 2012

Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo, 1928.
Photograph by Edward Steichen

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Greta Garbo (18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990), born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, was a Swedish film actress. She was an international star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods. Many of her films were sensational hits.  Garbo was nominated four times for an Academy Award and received an honorary one in 1954 for her "luminous and unforgettable screen performances".  In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on their list of greatest female stars of all time, after Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, and Ingrid Bergman.

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