Adopted name of Greta Lovisa Gustafsson (1905-1990)
Swedish-born US film actress. She went to the US 1925, and her captivating beauty and leading role in Flesh and the Devil 1927 made her one of Hollywood’s greatest stars. Her later films include Mata Hari 1931, Grand Hotel 1932, Queen Christina 1933, Anna Karenina 1935, Camille 1936, and Ninotchka 1939. Her ethereal qualities and romantic mystery on the screen intermingled with her seclusion in private life. She retired 1941.