Greta Garbo in “The Temptress” (1926)

The Temptress is a (1926) American silent romantic drama film directed by Fred Niblo starring Greta Garbo. The story opens in Paris at a masquerade ball where the unhappy Elena (Garbo) meets Manuel Robledo (Antonio Moreno), an Argentine engineer. After removing their masks, they spend the night together in a park and they fall in love under the stars. They declare their love for one another, with Manuel giving her a ring, before departing …

Greta Garbo 'The Temptress',  by Louise Ruth Harriet  1926

Ruth Harriet Louise, Greta Garbo in “The Temptress”, 1926 via


Ruth Harriet Louise, Greta Garbo in “The Temptress”, 1926 via


Ruth Harriet Louise, Greta Garbo in “The Temptress”, 1926 via

A Collection of Photos feat. Greta Garbo by Ruth Harriet Louise (1920s)


Ruth Harriet Louise, Greta Garbo, The Torrent 1925 via


Ruth Harriet Louise, Greta Garbo, Love, 1927 via


Ruth Harriet Louise, Greta Garbo in “The Mysterious Lady”, 1928 via


Ruth Harriet Louise, Greta Garbo, The Temptress, 1926 via


Ruth Harriet Louise Greta Garbo, The Single Standard, 1929 via


Ruth Harriet Louise, Greta Garbo, A Woman of Affairs, 1929 via

A Collection of Old Hollywood Portaits by Ruth Harriet Louise

Ruth Harriet Louise (1903 – 1940) ran Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s portrait studio from 1925 to 1930.

When Louise was hired by MGM as chief portrait photographer in the summer of 1925, she was twenty-two years old, and the only woman working as a portrait photographer for the Hollywood studios.

In a career that lasted only five years, Louise photographed all the stars, contract players, and many of the hopefuls who passed through the studio’s front gates, including Greta Garbo, Lon Chaney, John Gilbert, Joan Crawford, Marion Davies, and Norma Shearer. It is estimated that she took more than 100,000 photos during her tenure at MGM.

Today she is considered an equal with George Hurrell Sr. and other renowned glamour photographers of the era.


Joan Crawford by Ruth Harriet Louise for Dream of Love, 1926 via


Anita Page by Ruth Harriet Louise via


Dorothy Sebastian by Ruth Harriet Louise via

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Greta Garbo by  Ruth Harriet Louise for “The Temptress”, 1926 via


Marceline Day by Ruth Harriet Louise via


Ruth Harriet Louise (self-portrait) via