How old was Greta Garbo when she retired from the movie business? September 10, 2011 by Pamela Landy · Filed Under: Pop Culture She was thirty-six when she retired, after making Two-Faced Woman in 1941. She never explained why she retired. She lived on Manhattan’s Upper East Side until her death in April 1990. Related PostsIn what movie does Greta Garbo say, “I want to be alone” and to whom does she say it?What were Greta Garbo’s first spoken words on film?Who said, “The business of America is business”?What movie was advertised with the slogan “Garbo Talks”?How old was Judy Garland when she made The Wizard of Oz (1939)?