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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.
Why did Greta Garbo and Mercedes de Acosta break up?
Other Relationship Information about Greta Garbo and Mercedes de Acosta:
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).