The most mysterious diva

Posted on August 20, 2011

70 years of the most amazing film removal were met: that of Greta Garbo. So seductive and enigmatic, after filming "Woman of both sides" (1941) did not reappeared in public. He died in 1990.

The 90 minutes of "Two faced woman" ("Woman of the two sides") are not in themselves anything eloquent to the history of cinema. However, over the years this film became a landmark. In this film, the eccentric and mysterious Greta Garbo last performed. Was only 36 years.

At this unusual old Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, so its real name decided to leave Hollywood. Not only was there again stepping on a film set for the next 49 years (he died in 1990) but also she was seen in public. It was a living legend.

Garbo -a that not all critics recognized as a virtuoso actuación- first shone in silent films. Then in '30, he played memorable roles in movies master as Grand Hotel (1932), Queen Christina of Sweden (1933), Anna Karenina (1935) and Ninotchka (1939). They say that in the filming of the latter, Greta and thought about his retirement. They say he was afraid of failure.

Garbo in a scene from his latest film.

Whatever the case, Garbo was the architect of his own myth. Versions confirmed never spoke of latent enmity with Marlene Dietrich, another symbol of the era. Thousand reasons on his lonely hermit character, which gave evidence in 1954, when jilted Oscar organizers who wanted to give an honorary award is also speculated path.

Was kept as a strict reserve against photographers and journalists who managed to grasp sometimes. Deliberately protected sunglasses always those unforeseen sieges.

He died in 1990 and was buried in his native Stockholm. Was carried to the grave many secrets, if she was not a big secret.

Written by Andrés Bacigalupo

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