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Greta Garbo dated Mercedes de Acosta in the past, but they broke up in 1944. Greta Garbo dated Mercedes de Acosta for 13 years. Greta Garbo is now deceased.

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Greta Garbo

Entertainment - Actress

Why Famous: Camille, film

Age: 84 (9/18/1905 - 4/15/1990)


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Mercedes de Acosta

Other - Other

Why Famous: Poet

Age: 75 (1893 - 1968)


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Event Start Date Length
Dating 1931 13 years
Broke Up 1944 --
 Total13 years

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Where and/or how did Greta Garbo and Mercedes de Acosta meet?

The two were introduced to one another by de Acosta's lover at the time, author Salka Viertel.

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Acosta's relationship with Garbo has often been described as "the love of her lifetime". From all information from the time, it is unlikely that Garbo shared those feelings. Garbo was in control of the friendship, which was close for about a year from 1931 to 32. But thereafter, theirs was a vacillating relationship, with Garbo even ignoring de Acosta - everything was at the will of Garbo. Estranged by 1937, in 1944, Garbo insisted de Acosta stop sending her poems and letters professing her love. The last known poem written by de Acosta for Garbo was written that same year. Their relationship finally ended when De Acosta wrote about her lesbian affairs in her autobiography 'Here Lies the Heart' (1960).

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