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on 28 May 2014
Greta Garbo defines that special beauty which is captivating. Not only physical beauty, but some inner luminosity that fascinates us and draws us in. Her personality is enigmatic and shy which seems to contradict her beauty, but also add to it. This seems to be the defining book on Garbo and one can see why. It is painstakingly researched and well written. As an admirer of Garbo I must say I thoroughly enjoyed this biography. From her humble working class roots in Sweden, to the most famous woman in the world, to a figure desperate to be left alone walking the streets of 1970s Manhattan.Here is the story of an icon.