Greta Garbo was the quintessential movie star. No one was more glamorous on screen. No one was more alluring or mysterious. Her acting style holds up better than many early stars as she was always very natural on screen. Natural for her, that is. No one imagined her as an every day housewife. She was always an exotic creature, a one of a kind. Her penchant for privacy was unrivaled. I was amazed at how many fascinating images of Greta Garbo there are on the Internet! Surely, she was one of the most photographed women of her time. I think the photographers loved having her for a subject because they thought that perhaps their photograph would unlock the inner secret of her being. But none ever did.
In Ninotchka, she had a scene where her character burst unexpectedly into laughter. That laughter was a revelation to her fans and a clue to all who saw the film that the screen's most dramatic star also had a wonderful sense of humor. I hope she would like the next two pictures.