Catch-phrase: 'I vant to be alone.'
Her denial: 'I never said 'I want to be alone'. I only said 'I want to be let alone.' There is all the difference.'
First jobs: In barber shop (at age 15), modelling hats (17), bathing costumes (18).
Height: 5ft 7in.
First film: Peter the Tramp (1922).
First speaking part: Anna Christie (1930).
First spoken line: 'Gimme a whisky with ginger ale on the side and don't be stingy baby.'
Final film: Two-Faced Woman (1941).
Reason given for her retirement from films in 1941: 'I had made enough faces.'
Alastair Forbes' description of her: 'The gloomiest Scandinavian since Hamlet.'
Guests at her apartment for tea in 1988: The King and Queen of Sweden.
Favourite pastimes in her final years: Whisky, vodka, watching TV.
Proceeds from sale of her NY apartment contents in November 1990: pounds 11m.
Died: 15 April 1990, 450 East 52nd Street, New York.Reuse content