Greta Garbo: The Swedish actress was the superstar of superstars in black-and-white silent era Hollywood. Garbo, as she was called, appeared in 24 Hollywood films of which all but three were hits. She received four Best Actress nominations – twice in 1930 for Anna Christie and Romance, Camille in 1938 and Ninotchka in 1940. She lost to Norma Shearer for The Divorcee, Luise Rainer for The Good Earth and Vivien Leigh for Gone With The Wind. She finally received the Honorary Oscar in 1954, which had to be mailed to her when she didn't show up at the ceremony to collect it.