Salka Viertel

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Birthday
15, 1889
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
Oct 20, 1978 (89)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
15, 1889
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
Oct 20, 1978 (89)

About

Screenwriter and actress who frequently performed with and wrote screenplays for Greta Garbo.

Before Fame

Her birth name was Salomea Steuermann, and she was born in an area of the Austro-Hungarian Empire that is now part of the Ukraine.

Trivia

She traveled to the United States in 1928 and ended up staying in California for many years, as a result of the rise of Hitler in Europe.

Family Life

She was the sister of pianist Eduard Steuermann. She married Austrian screenwriter and director, Berthold Viertel, in 1918, and the couple had three sons before divorcing in 1947.

Associated With

She co-starred with Greta Garbo in the 1930 German film version of Anna Christie, and she also wrote several screenplays for Garbo, including Anna Karenina and Queen Christina.