Mercedes de Acosta (1893-1968)
Spanish-American poet, playwright, socialite, and mystic, born in New York to a prominent Spanish family. She was known to have had many lovers that included Eva La Gallienne, Tallulah Bankhead, and Marlene Dietrich. In 1931 she met Garbo in Hollywood and they became friends and lovers through the years; she often advised Garbo on her career.
Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977)
Famous Polish-American orchestral conductor born in Britain. Stokowski performed for the Phildadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. He met Garbo in 1938 and the two became lovers while touring Europe together. The affair was highly covered by the world press at the time.
Gayelord Hauser (1895-1984)
Famous nutritionist and health food guru, Hauser was born in Germany and moved to America as a teenager. He came to Hollywood in 1927 where he became a popular health food doctor amongh the movie stars. He met Garbo in the late 1930s and the two became lovers until the end of his life. He put her on a health food regimen to combat her anemia.
Cecil Beaton (1904-1980)
Famous English photographer of British high society, after the war Beaton designed sets and costumes for stage and film productions. He met Garbo in the 1930s but resumed the relationship with her after the war, actually proposing marriage to Garbo in the late 1940s.
George Schlee (1901-1964)
Russian financier married to famous fashion designer, Valentina. Schlee met Garbo in 1940 and developed a serious relationship with her much to the chagrin of Valentina. He cultivated her interest in the arts. In 1964 while in Paris with Garbo, he suffered a fatal heart attack. In a panic, Garbo fled Paris, leaving Valentina to pick up the body and return it to New York.