Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo

Highest Rated: 100% Conquest (1937)

Lowest Rated: 30% Two-Faced Woman (1941)

Birthday: Sep 18, 1905

Birthplace: Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

Greta Garbo was arguably the quintessential embodiment of Hollywood's Golden Age, a beautiful, glamorous, and above all, mysterious image, carefully cultivated by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the sole studio she would work for during her American film career. Touted as the "Swedish Sphinx" by MGM upon her arrival in Hollywood, Garbo immediately became one of silent film's most popular actresses in such features as "The Torrent" (1926), "Flesh and the Devil" (1927) and "Love" (1927). Paired with the most talented directors and popular leading men, she entranced audiences with her mesmerizing portrayals of "fallen women" and fatalistic lovers. Even the arrival of sound could not diminish her appeal; in fact, Garbo's sultry, accented voice only added to her allure in her first "talkie," "Anna Christie" (1930). Later films - in particular, "Mata Hari" (1931), "Grand Hotel" (1932), "Queen Christina" (1933) and "Camille" (1936) - cemented her megastar status, not only in America, but around the world. Known for her aversion to publicity and demanding nature on the set of her films, she was also an astute business woman, whose bargaining acumen made her one of the highest paid movie stars of the day. Garbo's sudden decision to retire from film in 1941 and her steadfast maintenance of a notoriously reclusive lifestyle until her death in 1990 further enhanced her mystique and immortalized her as one of the silver screen's greatest icons.

Highest rated movies

Anna Karenina
Flesh and the Devil
Grand Hotel
As You Desire Me




30% 29% Two-Faced Woman Karin Borg Blake, aka Katherine Blake (Character) - 1941
97% 89% Ninotchka Ninotchka (Nina Ivanovna Yakushova) (Character) - 1939
100% 52% Conquest Countess Marie Walewska (Character) - 1937
93% 84% Camille Marguerite Gautier (Character) - 1936
93% 70% Anna Karenina Anna Karenina (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 54% The Painted Veil Katrin Koerber Fane (Character) - 1934
83% 85% Queen Christina Christina (Character) - 1933
86% 77% Grand Hotel Grusinskaya (Character) - 1932
86% 56% As You Desire Me Zara (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 60% Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise Susan Lenox (Character) - 1931
67% 55% Mata Hari Mata Hari (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 50% Inspiration Yvonne Valbret (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 25% Romance Madame Rita Cavallini (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 58% Anna Christie Anna Christie (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 44% The Single Standard Arden Stuart Hewlett (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet 55% Wild Orchids Lillie Sterling (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet 76% The Kiss Irene Guarry (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man's Man Self - 1929
No Score Yet 76% A Woman of Affairs Diana (Character) - 1928
83% 76% The Mysterious Lady Tania Fedorova (Character) - 1928
70% No Score Yet The Divine Woman Marianne (Character) - 1928
86% 67% Love Anna Karenina (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet 50% Torrent Leonora Moreno (Character) - 1926
93% 85% Flesh and the Devil Felicitas (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet 66% The Temptress Elena (Character) - 1926
75% 61% Joyless Street Greta Rumfort (uncredited) (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet 76% The Atonement of Gosta Berling Elizabeth Dohna (Character) - 1924