Greta grew up in a poor household and had to skip classes for job reasons. When she got a job at a store specializing in ladies’ hats, the owner suggested using her likeness to advertise his wares.

Everyone in show business at the time was captivated by her reserved beauty. Although Greta was expected to be a model, she discovered a passion for acting and enrolled in a performing arts college.

Before her rise to fame, Greta viewed herself as tall and awkward, not appreciating her attractiveness. Standing at 170 centimeters with size 42 shoes, her height was considered unfashionable at the time.

After some initial language difficulties, she quickly became a Hollywood professional and started earning six-figure paychecks. In the 1950s, Greta was named “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World” by the Guinness Book of World


Greta’s unusual facial symmetry might have contributed to her renowned beauty (it is well-known that most people’s faces differ markedly from side to side). However, the actress considered her sister to be more beautiful and intelligent.