Women in the Performing Arts

Greta Garbo

37-cent Greta Garbo stamp
The Greta Garbo stamp was issued September 23, 2005. Sweden and the United State jointly issued Greta Garbo stamps in 2005.

Another well known silent film star is Greta Garbo (1905-1990). Greta Garbo received professional acting training at the Royal Dramatic Training Academy. After her schooling, Garbo found a mentor in director Mauritz Stiller, and eventually established a professional career in film when she received a contract with MGM. Although Great Garbo performed in primarily silent films, she did receive a role in a talking film as well.