Sunday, September 18, 2011

Happy Birthday, Greta Garbo

In honor of her birthday, I'll reprint my most popular post, "The Aging of Great Garbo." (To read biographical essays about Garbo, click here and here.)

1914—age 9 (that's Garbo in the middle)

1920—age 15

1923—age 18 (by Olaf Ekstrand)

1926—age 21 Flesh and the Devil (with John Gilbert)

1929—age 24 The Kiss

1932—age 27 As You Desire Me

1936—age 31 (color—not colorized—photo by Sinclair Bull)

1941—age 36 Two-Faced Woman

1946—age 41 (by Cecil Beaton)

1951—age 46 (by George Hoyningen-Huene)

1965—age 60 (by Cecil Beaton)

1990—age 85

3 comments: said...

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Yvette said...

Intriguing Garbo post, M.M. Age is remorseless. But I wish she hadn't stopped working when she did.

James P. Walsh said...

That is an interesting retrospective. She looked really good at 46. Her face had developed character.