Greta Lovisa Gustafson studied, from 1922 to 1924, at Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Acting School where she met her mentor, Mauritz Stiller, who entitled her Garbo as it meant elegance in Spanish. The actress was rapidly remarked and, following an aesthetic revamping focusing on her mesmerizing eyes, she met with great success in Hollywood in her first silent films. She easily progressed towards talking films, seducing the public with her sensual voice and slight Swedish accent. From then, the 'Divine' constructed her public figure : a glamorous, mysterious and inaccessible woman. In 1941, Greta Garbo chose to end her career, believing World War II would change society and that her films would, therefore, be part of history and definitely install her image in cinema's pantheon.