Greta Garbo

One of the most popular actresses of all time.

Greta Garbo's Life

Greta Garbo, known to her mother and family as Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, came to America when the filming studio MGM took notice of her talent. She filmed several silent movies in the mid to late 1920's, and filmed her first movie with sound in 1930. Greta Garbo was a Swedish immigrant, and gave hope to those who believed there was no way to climb the ladder of success as an immigrant in the United States. She quit school to work in a department store when her father died, and began modeling and acting after that, eventually bringing her into the States.