By: Anna Bilton
In America, Greta starred in 24 films, her first being The Torrent in 1926. Critics raved about her. Everyone was very impressed by her acting abilities. In 1955, she received and Academy Award, but did not even attend the event. In 1960, her abilities were recognized when she earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
After her retirement from acting, Garbo was rarely seen in public. She liked to keep to herself. She was often seen traveling or walking around Central Park. Greta Garbo died on April 15, 1990 in New York City, New York.
Impact on the 1920's
Another way Garbo impacted the 1920's is that she reinvented what it means to be famous. For such a great actress, she really didn't enjoy being in the spotlight. She kept to herself and stayed away from paparazzi as much as possible. When she won an Oscar at the 1955 Academy Awards, she did not even attend the ceremony.
Greta in her first American movie: The Torrent.
Greta's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame proves just how great of an actress she was.
During her later years, Greta would often be seen in foreign countries traveling. Here she is in Switzerland.
2. Why did the Hollywood press make fun of Greta?