Greta Scacchi

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Greta Scacchi (born February 18, 1960 in Milan, Italy) is an cinema actress.

Scacchi was born as Greta Gracco in Milan, Italy. Her mother was an English dancer and her father was an Italian painter. Greta's parents divorced when she was three. Her mother returned to England with Greta. In 1975, Greta's family (her mother had now remarried) moved to Australia.

In 1977, Scacchi returned to England to pursue an acting career. She studied at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, with Miranda Richardson and Amanda Redman. In 1982, Scacchi made her film debut in the German movie Das Zweite Gesicht (The Second Face).

Scacchi married actor Vincent D'Onofrio in 1991. The marriage lasted approximately eighteen months. The couple have a daughter Leila. Scacchi also has a son, Matteo, from a 1998 relationship with her cousin Carlo Mantegazza.

Filmography

  • Das Zweite Gesicht (1982) German
  • Dead On Time (1982)
  • Heat and Dust (1983)
  • Waterfront (1984) TV miniseries
  • Camille (1984) TV movie
  • The Ebony Tower (1984)
  • The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)
  • Dr. Fischer of Geneva (1985) Australian TV movie
  • Burke & Wills (1985)
  • Defence of the Realm (1985)
  • Un homme amoureux (1987) (aka A Man in Love) Italian
  • Good Morning, Babylon (1987)
  • White Mischief (1987)
  • Paura e amore (1988) (aka Fear and Love) French
  • La Donna della luna (1988) (aka The Moon Woman) Italian
  • Presumed Innocent (1990)
  • Fires Within (1991)
  • Shattered (1991)
  • Turtle Beach (1992)
  • The Player (1992)
  • Salt on Our Skin (1992)
  • The Browning Version (1994)
  • Country Life (1994)
  • Jefferson in Paris (1995)
  • Rasputin (1996) TV movie - Scacchi won an Emmy for her performance
  • Cosi (1996)
  • Emma (1996)
  • The Serpent's Kiss (1997)
  • The Odyssey (1997) TV movie
  • Macbeth (1998) TV movie
  • Le Violon rouge (1998) (aka The Red Violin) French
  • Love and Rage (1998)
  • The Manor (1999)
  • Tom's Midnight Garden (1999)
  • Cotton Mary (1999)
  • Ladies Room (1999)
  • Looking for Alibrandi (2000)
  • One of the Hollywood Ten (2000)
  • Christmas Glory 2000 (2000) TV movie
  • Festival in Cannes (2001)
  • The Farm (2001) TV miniseries
  • Daniel Deronda (2002) TV miniseries
  • Jeffrey Archer: The Truth (2002) TV movie
  • Baltic Storm (2003)
  • Il Ronzio delle mosche (2003) (aka The Buzz of the Flies) Italian
  • Sotto falso nome (2004) (aka Under False Name) Italian
  • Beyond the Sea (2004)de:Greta Scacchi
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