Greta Scacchi – MovieActors.com
Scacchi in SHATTERED.
About Greta Scacchi (1960 – )
Greta Scacchi was born on February 18th, 1960, in Milan, Italy, to Palema Carsinga, an English dancer and Luck Scacchi Gracco, an Italian painter. Greta grew up in Milan until she was four years old.
When her parents divorced, Greta moved to London with her mother and brothers, far away from her father. In 1975, Greta's family moved to Australia, after her mother's remarriage, where Greta finished high school, worked as an Italian interpreter and a cow girl. Greta attended the University of Western Australia.
In 1977, at the age of eighteen, Scacchi moved to England to study acting at the Old Vic Theatre School. Her first movie role was in the 1982 German film, "Das zweite Gesicht", for which Greta learned German.
Greta Scacchi co-starred with Harrison Ford in the 1990 film, PRESUMED INNOCENT, as his lover and the murder victim whose death is the subject of investigation in the movie.
In Robert Altman's THE PLAYER (1992), Greta Scacchi portrayed June Gudmundsdottir, the girlfriend of the Hollywood studio exec and murderer played by Tim Robbins.
JEFFERSON IN PARIS (1995) gave Scacchi the opportunity to portray the married British lady;Maria Cosway, with whom Jefferson;(played by Nick Nolte) has a love affair.
In the 1996 film, EMMA, Greta played Mrs. Weston, a supporting role with Gwyneth Paltrow in the lead.
Greta Scacchi won an Emmy for her supporting actress role as the Tsarina Alexandra in the miniseries RASPUTIN;(1996). She was also nominated for a Supporting Actress Golden Globe Award for this same performance.
THE RED VIOLIN;(1998), a tale following the lives of people who owned a specially crafted violin. Greta Scacchi was featured, portraying a novel writer and voluptuous muse of a career violinist in the 19th century. who takes revenge when she finds her lover in flagrante delicto.
Scacchi was nominated for an Emmy for her supporting work in the 2006 television series, BROKEN TRAIL.
Greta Scacchi has had two children from previous relationships, but hasn't tried marriage yet, perhaps because she hasn't found the right person, or has personal issues about marriage. In 1992, she had Vincent D'Onofrio's daughter; Leila George D'Onofrio. In 1998, she had a son, Matteo Mantegazza.
Greta Scacchi's notable movie credits include...
NORTH VS SOUTH (2015)
THE FALLING (2014)
UN ALTRO MONDO (2010)
WAYS TO LIVE FOREVER (2010)
BRIDESHEAD REVISITED (2008)
SHOOT ON SIGHT (2007)
ICICLE MELT (2006)
THE HANDYMAN (2006)
THE BOOK OF REVELATION (2006)
BEYOND THE SEA (2004)
LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI (2000)
THE MANOR (1999)
TOM'S MIDNIGHT GARDEN (1999)
THE SERPENT'S KISS (1997)
THE ODYSSEY (1997)
JEFFERSON IN PARIS (1995)
COUNTRY LIFE (1994)
THE BROWNING VERSION (1994)
THE PLAYER (1992)
THE PLAYER (1992)
PRESUMED INNOCENT (1990)
THREE SISTERS (1988)
WHITE MISCHIEF (1987)
DEFENSE OF THE REALM (1986)
THE COCA-COLA KID (1985)
Greta Scacchi's notable television credits include...
A.D. THE BIBLE CONTINUES (TV MINI-SERIES)(2015)
AGATHA CHRISTIE:POIROT (TV SERIES-Elephants Can Remember)(2013)
HINDENBURG (TV MOVIE)(2011)
THE TROJAN HORSE (TV MINI-SERIES 2008)
MISS AUSTEN REGRETS (TV MOVIE) (2008)
NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES: FROM .... STEPHEN KING (TV MINI-SERIES 2006)
BROKEN TRAIL (MINI-SERIES 2006)
AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MARPLE (TV SERIES 2006)
JEFFREY ARCHER:THE TRUTH (TV MOVIE)(2002)
DANIEL DERONDA (TV MINI-SERIES 2002)
THE FARM (TV MINI-SERIES)(2001)
MACBETH (TV MOVIE) (1998)
DR FISCHER OF GENEVA (TV MOVIE) (1985)
CAMILLE (TV MOVIE)(1984)
THE EBONY TOWER (TV MOVIE) (1984)
WATERFRONT (TV MINI-SEERIES) (1984)
Greta Scacchi in EMMA (1996).