ON THIS DAY in 1626, Queen regnant of Sweden Christina Alexandra was born in Tre Kronor castle, Sweden. The 1933 Rouben Mamoulian film, QUEEN CHRISTINA, starring Greta Garbo and John Gilbert, was based upon her life.
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- Birthday: September 18, 1905
- Grew up in: the slum neighborhoods of Stockholm, Sweden
- Real name: Greta Lovisa Gustafsson
- First job: soap-lather girl in a Stockholm barbershop
- First spoken words in a movie (video, below): “Give me a whiskey, ginger ale on the side, and don’t be stingy, baby.”
- Marriages or children: None
- Turned down the leading role in: DARK VICTORY (taken by Bette Davis)
- How she described her final film, TWO-FACED WOMAN: “My grave.”
- Fun fact: Once modeled hats for a department store catalog
- Quote: “I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I only said, ‘I want to be let alone.’ There is a world of difference.”
“Garbo Talks!” was the advertising slogan for the 1930 film, ANNA CHRISTIE, in which Garbo spoke her first words…