Greta Garbo, 1959
“…Garbo asked what I wanted to be, and I said, ‘Either a writer or an archaeologist – I am too tall to be an actress.” Garbo picked up a book and backed up against me, measuring the tops of our heads. ‘No,’ she announced. ‘You are exactly my height and I have no problem.’ Overwhelmed, all I could say was, ‘But you are Garbo!’”
~Mary Anita Loos, niece of screenwriter Anita Loos, excerpt from Anita Loos Rediscovered
At the time of this photo, Garbo hadn’t made a film for 18 years. And of course she never would.