There were thousands of actresses in Hollywood and around the world trying to break into movies. What made Garbo so special.
In the two stills here -- from Gosta Berling -- Garbo inhabits her emotion within her body. The two are fused. She is three dimensional and almost comes off the screen. She pops because her character is fully human -- embodied. She doesn't hold back her sensuality and that reads clearly on film....and is completely alluring.
What do you see?