Grade 11 History Period 6
October 31, 2012
“Every one of us lives this life just once, if we are honest, to live once is enough.” ― Greta Garbo . Greta Garbo was one of the most influential people of the 1920s/1930s.With her uprising into a star, constant film making, and award winning traits, it is what got her to be so important and influential during this time period. Greta has accomplished many goals throughout her life, and it all started with her being one of the first stars to live.
Films were a very big deal in this time period because it was during the Great Depression, so people really turned to movies to occupy their time. In 1920, Greta took a job as a salesperson at a department store job which led to her appearance in two advertising shorts for the store. After that she landed her first film role in the comedy Peter the Tramp. A short time after, she won a full scholarship to the Academy of the Royal Dramatic Theatre. Later on she got signed a contract with MGM. This is what really started her career as an actor. People growing up watching Greta Garbo really looked up to her as a roll model. She was born and raised in Stockholm Sweden, and in 1930s she was one of the highest paid women in America. One goal she achieved throughout her life was she was named “the most beautiful women that ever lived” in 1954.