A Girl Working In A Barbershop Became A World Renowned Actress

Your future takes shape according to what you think about yourself…

What Greta Garbo, the renowned Swedish actress, has written about her journey in life is very interesting. She has written about one incident that became the turning point in her life.

When Greta was young, her financial condition was not good. To improve it, she looked for a good job frantically, but in vain. At last, she got a job in a barbershop and because she had no other alternative, she took up the job. Any other beautiful young girl would have felt embarrassed to do so but Greta had no other choice.

What exactly was her job in that barbershop? She had to lather soap on the face of those who came to that barbershop for shaving! Whenever a customer visited that barbershop, Greta used to welcome him with her attractive smile and when he used to sit on the chair, she used to lather soap on his face. That was her job! She did that job for three whole years.

In spite of having such a job and a pathetic financial situation, Greta always welcomed the customers coming to that barbershop with a smile and lathered soap on their faces because she knew that she had to fulfill her responsibility.

One day, a director from Hollywood visited that barbershop. As usual, Greta welcomed him with her smile and escorted him till the chair. When she began lathering soap, the director glanced at her beautiful face and then saw her body’s reflection in the mirror. Words spilled out of the director’s mouth almost as soon as he saw her. He exclaimed, “What a beauty!”

Swedish-born American film actress Greta Garbo, shortly after she arrived in Hollywood. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Greta blushed on hearing his comment and was happy that someone appreciated her beauty. She couldn’t spend money on beautifying herself because of her poor financial condition and she never believed that she was a beautiful girl. But when the director commented on her beauty, she felt overwhelmed.

Since that day, she started thinking and believing that she was extraordinarily beautiful and she could do a lot more in life rather than lathering soap on people’s faces. She decided that she would try her luck in movies.  Her belief about herself that she was beautiful drastically changed the course of her life. Within a few years, she became a world-renowned actress.

Your future takes shape according to what you think about yourself.

Aashu Patel
Aashu Patel

Aashu Patel is a writer, who has written on a variety of genres ranging from crime to inspirational. 40 books written by him are published. He has worked as an editor of many leading newspapers. He has written many novels. Well-known film director Tigmanshu Dhulia is making a Hindi film based on his English novel 'Madam X'.

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