Swedish-born Greta Garbo began in Hollywood doing silent films like Torrent (1926) and Flesh and the Devil (1926). Movie audiences first heard Garbo’s trademark husky Swedish-accented voice in 1930 with Anna Christie, and her defining role as the titular seductive World War I spy in Mata Hari came a year later. As the 1930s came to a close, Garbo withdrew from acting and the spotlight, declining interviews and publicity with her famous line, “I vont to be alone.” Like her contemporary Marlene Dietrich, Garbo had a number of lesbian affairs, and, according to her letters, she remained in love with her high-school classmate and fellow Swedish actress Mimi Pollak her entire life. Though she never got nude on screen, she did leave behind a well-known topless photo of her wearing a bathing cap and letting her bronzed bombers hang free. You’ll vont to be alone with this picture for a few minutes.