Few command the screen as Greta Garbo did, and she does so in Camille, which some consider her greatest picture. Garbo is a courtesan, moved to leave her life as the consort to a Baron while being consumed by her love for a French nobleman. A true classic and ode to the romantic opulence of 1930′s cinema. AB Screen Sirens 2: Garbo
Marguerite is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by marrying Armand, she acquiesces and leaves her lover. However, when poverty and terminal illness overwhelm her, Marguerite discovers that Armand has not lost his love for her.