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Greta Garbo: Greta Lovisa Gustafsson (18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990)

The Torrent- her first Hollywood film - Greta Garbo

A young Greta Garbo, (Greta Lovisa Gustafsson [gre:ta lʊvi:sa]), was born in Södermalm, Stockholm, Sweden. (September 18, 1905 – April 15, 1990)

Greta Garbo, born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, was a Swedish film actress and an international star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods. She has been forever linked to her famous line in Grand Hotel, "I want to be alone". But she later remarked, "I never said, 'I want to be alone'; I only said, 'I want to be let alone'. There is a world of difference". Garbo never married, had no children, and lived alone as an adult. She died in 1990, aged 84 as a result of renal failure.

Greta Garbo, classy woman