Garbo, the silver screen star, chose independence and flexibility in her private and romantic life before most people could grasp the concept. She was post-gay, post-feminist -- a woman who defied labels and made her choices based on her needs and desires.
We're continuing our discussion on what made Garbo so damned appealing.
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?
Garbo stood up to MGM studio chief Louis B. Mayer in a battle of wills to obtain a fair contract. She didn't call herself a feminist, but was one of silver screen's pioneers in gender equity.
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What, you don't know who Greta Garbo is? Yikes! She was the most successful silver screen actress of the 1930s. Here's her secret recipe for world fame!
Garbo was one of the greatest screen idols of all time, but she didn't start out that way. In fact, when she got to the studio they didn't know what to do with her. Was she the strong woman? Vamp? Wayward woman? She proved she was a little bit of every woman....and completely onto herself. In this video Joan Crawford talks about how Garbo became her own type.
So for everyone out there struggling to figure out what makes their business or their artist brand unique pull a Garbo and be your own type!
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