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August 18, 2020

30 Stunning Vintage Photos of Greta Garbo in the 1920s

Greta Garbo (September 18, 1905 – April 15, 1990) was a Swedish actress during Hollywood’s silent film period and part of its Golden Age. Regarded as one of the greatest and most inscrutable movie stars ever produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and the Hollywood studio system. She traveled many times onboard the Swedish America Line from New York to Sweden throughout her career.

Actress Greta Garbo had a greater impact on her craft than did any other actress in the 20th century. She introduced what is now called method acting to the screen, and in 28 films, 25 of them filmed in the United States, redefined the image of women on the screen. Her stunning beauty and style captured the hearts of millions.

Here’s a look back at the legendary actress during the Roaring Twenties:

As Elizabeth Dohna in 'The Story of Gosta Berling,' 1924. (ullstein bild)

Wearing a beret, 1920s. (Bettmann)

Shortly after arriving in Hollywood, 1920s. (API)

Driving a car, 1925. (John Kobal Foundation)

Garbo's biceps, 1926. (Don Gillum)
On horseback, 1926. (Don Gillum)

1926. (Ruth Harriet Louise)

1926. (Ruth Harriet Louise)

In a scene from the MGM film 'Flesh and the Devil,' 1926. (Hulton Archive)

Posing for a publicity still for the film 'The Temptress,' 1926. (ullstein bild)

Posing for a publicity still for the film 'The Temptress,' 1926. (Donaldson Collection)

1927. (Russell Ball)

Wearing a satin bandeau, 1927. (Ruth Harriet Louise)

Exercising near the Fox studio, 1927. (Hulton Archive)

On set with John Gilbert, 1927. (John Kobal Foundation)

With John Gilbert on the set of 'Love,' 1927. (Sunset Boulevard)

Portrait for MGM's movie 'Love,' 1927. (Ruth Harriet Louise)

As Anna Karenina in the film 'Love,' 1927. (Clarence Sinclair Bull)

In the film 'Love,' 1927. (Hulton Archive)

With two make-up women, 1927. (John Kobal Foundation)

In 'The Divine Woman,' 1927. (John Kobal Foundation)

In 'The Divine Woman,' 1928. (Ruth Harriet Louise)

1928. (Bettmann)

Posing for a publicity still for the film 'The Mysterious Lady,' Los Angeles, 1928. (Donaldson Collection)

Posing with fishing rod in the outdoors, 1929. (George Rinhart)

During the filming of 'The Single Standard,' 1929. (Sunset Boulevard)

Publicity portrait for the film 'The Single Standard,' 1929. (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Posing for a publicity still for the film 'The Single Standard,' Los Angeles, 1929. (Donaldson Collection)

Returning from vacationing in Sweden, 1929. (Bettmann)

As Irene Guarry in the film 'The Kiss', 1929. (Clarence Sinclair Bull)




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