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Greta Garbo Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Family

Greta Garbo Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6¼ in
Weight 50 kg
Date of Birth September 18, 1905
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Date of Death April 15, 1990

Greta Garbo was a Swedish actor who is regarded as one of the greatest screen actors of all time. She appeared in films such as Camille, Anna Christie, Romance, Anna Karenina, Ninotchka, As You Desire Me, The Saga of Gosta BerlingFlesh and the Devil, TorrentThe Joyless StreetThe TemptressThe Mysterious LadyConquest, LoveA Woman of Affairs, The Painted Veil, The Single StandardThe Divine WomanThe KissQueen Christina, and Two-Faced Woman. However, she was labeled box office poison in 1938 and she subsequently retired from acting at the age of 35. She was honored with an Academy Honorary Award “for her luminous and unforgettable screen performances” in 1954.

Born Name

Greta Lovisa Gustafsson

Other Names

Greta Garbo, Kata (the nickname she got for the way she mispronounced her name for the first 10 years of her life), The Face, The Swedish Sphinx, Garbo, La Divina

Greta Garbo as seen in a publicity still for the film 'Inspiration' (1931)
Greta Garbo as seen in a publicity still for the film ‘Inspiration’ (1931) (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (work for hire) / / Public Domain)


She was born on September 18, 1905.


On April 15, 1990, Greta Garbo died at the age of 84 as a result of pneumonia and renal failure in New York City, New York, United States.

Resting Place

Skogskyrkogården Cemetery, Stockholm, Sweden

Sun Sign


Born Place

Stockholm, Sweden


She bought a 7-room apartment at 450 East 52nd Street in Manhattan, New York in 1953 and lived there until her death.





Greta Garbo graduated from school at the age of 13 and attended the Royal Dramatic Training Academy in Stockholm from 1922 to 1924.




  • Father – Karl Alfred Gustafsson (1871–1920) (Laborer)
  • Mother – Anna Lovisa (née Johansson) (1872–1944) (Worked at a jam factory)
  • Siblings – Sven Alfred (1898–1967) (Older Brother), Alva Maria (1903–1926) (Older Sister)
  • Others – Johan Agaton Gustafsson (Paternal Grandfather), Lovisa Andersdotter (Paternal Grandmother), Johan August Karlsson (Maternal Grandfather), Emma Kristina Adamsdotter (Maternal Grandmother)

Net Worth

According to, her net worth was $32 million at the time of her death.



Greta Garbo and John Gilbert in a publicity photo for 'A Woman of Affairs' (1928)
Greta Garbo and John Gilbert in a publicity photo for ‘A Woman of Affairs’ (1928) (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / / Public Domain)


5 ft 6¼ in or 168 cm


50 kg or 110 lbs

Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse

Greta Garbo had dated –

  1. Salka Viertel
  2. Billie Holiday
  3. Joseph P. Kennedy
  4. Ona Munson
  5. Louisa d’Andelot Carpenter
  6. Louise Prussing
  7. Janet Gaynor
  8. Olga De Rothschild
  9. Dita Parlo
  10. Marjorie Kane
  11. Charles Addams
  12. Louise Brooks
  13. Joseph Kennedy Jr. – RUMOR
  14. Erich Maria Remarque
  15. Cecile De Rothschild
  16. Russ Columbo
  17. Lilyan Tashman
  18. Sydney Guilaroff
  19. Claudette Colbert – RUMOR
  20. Cesar Romero
  21. William Paley
  22. Michael Wilding
  23. Charles K. Feldman
  24. Walter Wanger
  25. Leland Hayward
  26. Tallulah Bankhead
  27. Mimi Pollak
  28. Mauritz Stiller (1923-1924)
  29. Marlene Dietrich (1925) – RUMOR
  30. Kerry Johnson (1926)
  31. John Gilbert (1926-1927) – Between 1926 and 1927, Greta Garbo dated actor John Gilbert and they also lived together intermittently during that period. The duo co-starred in A Woman of Affairs (1928), Flesh and the Devil (1926), Love (1927), and Queen Christina (1933). He even proposed to her many times, with Garbo agreeing, but backing out at the last minute.
  32. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1928)
  33. Fifi D’Orsay (1928)
  34. Nils Asther (1929) – In 1929, she went out with actor Nils Asther and they worked together in the silent drama film Wild Orchids (1929).
  35. Johnny Weissmuller (1930)
  36. Mercedes de Acosta (1931-1955)
  37. Max Baer (1933)
  38. Rouben Mamoulian (1933)
  39. George Brent (1934)
  40. Robert Taylor (1936) – RUMOR
  41. Leopold Stokowski (1937)
  42. Gaylord Hauser (1939)
  43. George Schlee (1940)
  44. Zsa Zsa Gabor (1941)
  45. Gilbert Roland (1943-1944)
  46. Cecil Beaton (1946-1972)
  47. Aristotle Onassis (1955)

Race / Ethnicity


Greta Garbo was of Swedish descent.

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Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Eccentric personality

Greta Garbo as seen while signing her U.S. citizenship papers in February 1951
Greta Garbo as seen while signing her U.S. citizenship papers in February 1951 (Los Angeles Times / / CC BY 4.0)

Greta Garbo Favorite Things

  • One Of Her Favorite Actors Gary Cooper
  • Film Of Her OwnCamille (1936)
  • American Director – Ernst Lubitsch
  • Two Of Her Favorite Producers – Irving Thalberg, David O. Selznick


Greta Garbo Facts

  1. She was nominated for Academy Award for “Best Actress” 4 times for her work in Anna Christie (1930), Romance (1930), Camille (1936), and Conquest (1937).
  2. Greta Garbo was ranked 5th on the American Film Institute’s list of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema in 1999.
  3. She never married nor had any children and left her entire estate to her niece.
  4. She was Adolf Hitler‘s favorite female actor.

Featured Image by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (work for hire) / / Public Domain

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