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Greta Garbo & Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton, one of Café Societys most prominent and celebrated photographer and Greta Garbo, one of Hollywoods most mysterious and divine actresses, had to meet each other. It was thus during a professional encounter in the 1930s that Cecil Beaton promptly became obsessed with the beautiful face he never wanted to stop depict, in a sort of insane objectification of the feminine star. For Greta Garbo, it was more of a flirt, with a devoted admirer who would stabilize and flatter her tormented love life dominated by her passionate affair with Mercedes de Acosta. Cecil Beaton was the only photographer allowed to take pictures of the aging actress even after her career ended and when he published The Happy Years, in 1972 in which he proudly detailed their romance, the Divine ferociously ended her relationship with the man who had dared to expose her overprotected intimacy.

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Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, mixed media, bromide print on card mount, 1937 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, mixed media, bromide print on card mount, 1937 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, March 1948 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, March 1948 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo, Anthony Henry Head and  Cecil Beaton, 1951
Greta Garbo, Anthony Henry Head and Cecil Beaton, 1951
Greta Garbo and  Cecil Beaton, 1951
Greta Garbo and Cecil Beaton, 1951
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1951 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1951 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1951 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1951 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1959 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1959 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1960 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1960 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo and Cecil Beaton by Cecil Beaton, 1965 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo and Cecil Beaton by Cecil Beaton, 1965 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo and Cecil Beaton by Cecil Beaton, 1965 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo and Cecil Beaton by Cecil Beaton, 1965 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1965 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1965 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1965 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1965 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, May 1959 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, May 1959 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, May 1959 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, May 1959 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, May 1948 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, May 1948 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo walking together with Cecil Beaton, England, 1951
Greta Garbo walking together with Cecil Beaton, England, 1951
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, May 1959 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, May 1959 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo and  Cecil Beaton, 1940's
Greta Garbo and Cecil Beaton, 1940's
Greta Garbo and  Cecil Beaton, 1940's
Greta Garbo and Cecil Beaton, 1940's
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1964 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1964 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1948 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1948 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, May 1948 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, May 1948 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, May 1948 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, May 1948 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1946 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1960 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton, 1960 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Greta Garbo and Cecil Beaton by Cecil Beaton, 1965
Greta Garbo and Cecil Beaton by Cecil Beaton, 1965
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