Greta Garbo and the Hollywood woman

By Abby Diehl

About Greta

Greta Lovisa Gustafson (also know as Greta Garbo) was born on September 18th, 1905 in Stockholm, Sweden. She was named the most beautiful women ever lived in 1954/ In the 1930's she was one of the most highest paid women. Her favorite vacation spots are Sweden, France, Italy, Switzerland, and the Carribean Islands.

Greta Garbo and History

Greta Garbo was a famous actress in Hollywood in the 20th century. She studied at the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm from 1922 to 1924. She got a major role in "Gosta Berlins saga" in 1924. Then, in 1925 the film director gave her the nickname Garbo and secured her contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in Hollywood.

Some General Information

Greta Garbo in one of her Films

garbo: "i want to be alone!"

Interview with Greta Garbo

Edward Lozzi Interviews Garbo

Greta Garbo Ad

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This is an ad of Greta Garbo from the 20th century. This is from a cover of a magazine.

A little more history....

Women in Hollywood

Women in Hollywood were different in the 1920s then they are today. Today you think of it as very popular celebrities and the paprazzi and much more. Back then, it was different. Yea you were popular, but there wasn't paparazzi. They were serious acting businesses that set high standards but weren't as strict as the businesses are today. People back then took actresses for themselves and more than what people think or take today. Back then actresses where involved in every aspect of production. Today they have only certain people to do certain things. It was informal back in those days. There were no unions. The actresses were also employed in a wide range of other activities behind the camera. Such as costume designers, readers, script girls, film cutters, set designers, casting directors, and much more. Back then, film making was not directed towards professionals. So, it was possible for amateur filmmakers to produce films for exhibition. So the point is, that hollywood has changed SO much from back then.