"I'd settle for Garbo anyday"
Greta Garbo
Public DomainGreta Garbo - Credit: Alexander Binder

Greta Garbo (1905-1990) was a Swedish film actress, and an icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods. She was nominated four times for an Academy Award, and received an honorary one in 1954 for her "luminous and unforgettable screen performances". In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on their list of greatest female stars of all time. 

In 1941 she retired, at the age of 35, after appearing in 28 films.