Greta grew up in a poor household. For job reasons, she had to cut class.
When she got a job at a store that specialized in hats for ladies, the owner proposed using her likeness to advertise his wares.
Everyone in show business at the time was smitten with the reserved beauty.
Greta was supposed to be a model, but she discovered a love for acting instead and enrolled in a performing arts college.
Prior to her fame, Greta saw herself as tall and awkward and did not appreciate her attractiveness.
At 170 centimeters in height, she wore a size 42 in shoes. Height of its magnitude was considered out of style at the time.
After some initial difficulties with the language, she rapidly became a Hollywood pro and began commanding six-figure paychecks.
In the 1950s, Greta was named «The Most Beautiful Woman in the World» by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Greta’s unusual symmetry of face may have had a role (it is well known that in most people the face differs markedly from side to side).
The actress, however, considered her sister to be more beautiful and intelligent.