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Greta Garbo's Personal Belongings Sell For $1.6 Million At Auction

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Greta Garbo's personal effects sell for $1.6 million at auction. | AP

Greta Garbo may have been mysterious, but there's no doubting she was loved.

The movie star's personal possessions, including her sunglasses, shoes and furs, brought in an unexpected $1.6 million at auction this weekend -- proving the "Anna Karenina" star is as beloved as other Hollywood icons.

“Greta Garbo commanded Marilyn Monroe prices today,” Martin Nolan, the Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions, which hosted the event, said (via The Wrap). “Her beauty, extraordinary screen presence and fashion trending style were proven to be timeless in this extraordinary two-day event.”

Among her belongings auctioned off were her sunglasses, which sold for $13,750, as well as her Louis Vuitton steamer trunk ($37,500), antique gold pocket knife ($8,960), driving caps ($15,000), jewelry set ($9,600), Ferragamo shoes ($8,125), Maltese cross brooch ($13,750), Valentina Ottoman silk overcoat ($11,520) and velvet black turban ($12,800).

The event brought in three times the estimated take at pre-auction.

Garbo was a Swedish-born actress who rose to stardom during Hollywood's silent and classic eras. She was nominated for four Academy Awards for her roles in films like "Anna Christie" and "Camille" and received an honorary Oscar in 1954 for her "luminous and unforgettable screen performances."

Garbo retired in 1941 and died in 1990 at the age of 84.

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