Swedish-American actress Greta Garbo was beloved for her melancholic yet somber persona. She often portrayed tragic characters in her films, and her performances are regarded as subtle and understated. She lived quite a long life from September 18th, 1905, to April 15th, 1990.
There were not many famous Swedish-American actresses in America at the time, and Garbo helped inspire many European actresses to come and try their luck in the U.S.
While he was once an actor and musician, who undoubtedly entertained countless people, the thing that Fernand Arbelot is most famous for is his stunning grave. Found in the famous Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris, the bronze statue depicts Fernand holding the face of his wife, as his last wish was to be able to look at her face for all eternity.
The French epitaph reads "They marveled at the beauty of the journey that brought them to the end of life."
English Author Douglas Noel Adams is best known for his sci-fi novel "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." The novel was originally a 1978 BBC radio comedy broadcast and ended up being developed into a series of books that sold more than 15 million copies within his lifetime alone.
In reference to the famous franchise he wrote, fans who visit his final resting place leave tokens of appreciation like towels, pens, and anything that has the number 42 on it. You'll have to at least read the first book to be in on the joke.
Eva Peron is the household sweetheart of Argentinian society. She served as the First Lady of Argentina from June 1946 until her death in July 1952. She is most famously renditioned by Modanna in the movie "Evita," where Madonna sings the song, "Don't Cry for Me Argentina."
For anyone in need of a translation of the Spanish epitaph, it translates to: "Do not mourn me lost or far away, I am an essential part of your existence, all love and pain were foreseen for me, I complied with my humble imitation of Christ, who walked in my path to follow. YOUR DISCIPLES."
Étienne-Gaspard Robert was a magician in a time when it was even a bit dangerous to be one. It wasn't just because some magic tricks are dangerous, but also because during the 1700s, people suspected magicians of being worshipers outside of Christianity and often persecuted them.
While experimenting with lanterns and various elements of physics, Étienne-Gaspard Robert produced horror-magic shows that astounded his spectators. So much so, that even his gravestone depicts an audience startled by the ghoulish images he created.