Quotation by Greta Garbo

The Temptress has now been shown here—terrible. The story, Garbo, everything is extremely bad. It is no exaggeration to say that I was dreadful. I was tired, I couldn't sleep and everything went wrong. But the main reason is, I suppose, that I'm no actress.
Greta Garbo (1905–1990), Swedish actor; relocated to the United States. As quoted in The Divine Garbo, ch. 4, by Frederick Sands and Sven Broman (1979).

Written in a letter to her Swedish friend, Lars Saxon, in 1926. The Temptress was Garbo's second American movie; during production, Garbo's sister had died and her director and mentor, fellow Swede Mauritz Stiller (1883-1928), had been fired by the studio executive. Though the film made her a star, this was her assessment of it. She would come to be judged by many critics the greatest actress in the history of the movies.
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