Greta Scacchi, January 2008
18 February 1960
|Spouse(s)||Vincent D'Onofrio (m. 1989–1993)
Greta Scacchi (born 18 February 1960) is an Italian-Australian actress.
Early life 
Scacchi was born Greta Gracco in Milan, Italy, on 18 February 1960, the daughter of Luca Scacchi Gracco, an Italian art dealer and painter, and Pamela, an English dancer and antiques dealer. Scacchi's parents divorced when she was four, and her mother returned to her native England with Greta and her two older brothers, first to London, then to Haywards Heath, West Sussex. In 1975, after her mother's remarriage to Giovanni Carsaniga, the family settled in Perth, Australia, where she attended Hollywood Senior High School and the University of Western Australia (UWA). She made her theatrical debut at UWA's New Dolphin Theatre in Edward Bond's play Early Morning.
In 1977, Scacchi left UWA to return to England to pursue an acting career, studying at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, with Miranda Richardson and Amanda Redman. In 1982, she made her film debut in the German movie, Das Zweite Gesicht (The Second Face), and gave versatile performances in films, such as Heat and Dust (1983), The Ebony Tower (1984), The Coca Cola Kid (1985), White Mischief (1987), Presumed Innocent (1990), The Player (1992) and Country Life (1994). She turned down the role of Catherine Trammell in Basic Instinct (1992).
In 1996, she won an Emmy Award for her work as Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna of Russia in the television film, Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny, and was nominated for a Golden Globe and numerous other awards. In 2007, she received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Broken Trail.
Scacchi is fluent in English, French, German and Italian, which has made her a popular choice for European casting directors and has been an asset when working for European directors and producers.
In May 2011, she appeared alongside Anita Dobson in the play Bette and Joan at London's Arts Theatre, directed by Bill Alexander, about the personal and professional relationship between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.
Personal life 
Scacchi was in a relationship with New Zealand musician Tim Finn from 1983 to 1989. A marriage to American actor Vincent D'Onofrio (1989–1993) produced a daughter, Leila (born March 1992). Scacchi also has a son, Matteo Mantegazza (born September 1997), by her Italian first cousin, Carlo Mantegazza.
Scacchi applied for British citizenship after turning 18, but was turned down because her father was not a British citizen. After appealing unsuccessfully, she decided not to apply for it again, and retained her Italian citizenship. In January 1995, she became an Australian citizen and has since had dual nationality.
|1981||Bergerac||Annie||Episode: "The Hood and the Harlequin"|
|1982||Das Zweite Gesicht||Anna|
|1983||Dead on Time||Pretty girl|
|1983||Heat and Dust||Olivia||Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer to Film|
|1984||The Ebony Tower||Diana||Television movie|
|1984||Waterfront||Anna Cheri||Television movie|
|1985||Defense of the Realm||Nina Beckman|
|1985||Burke & Wills||Julia Matthews|
|1985||Dr. Fischer of Geneva||Anna Luise-Fischer||Television movie|
|1985||The Coca-Cola Kid||Terri|
|1987||White Mischief||Diana Lady Broughton|
|1987||Good Morning, Babylon||Edna Bonnano|
|1987||A Main in Love||Jane Steiner|
|1990||Presumed Innocent||Carolyn Polhemus|
|1994||Country Life||Deborah Voysey|
|1994||The Browning Version||Laura Crocker-Harris|
|1995||Jefferson in Paris||Maria Cosway|
|1996||Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny||Tsarina Alexandra||Television movie
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
|1997||The Odyssey||Penelope||Television movie
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
|1997||The Serpent's Kiss||Juliana|
|1998||Love and Rage||Agnes MacDonnell|
|1998||The Red Violin||Victoria Byrd|
|1998||Macbeth||Lady Macbeth||Television movie|
|1999||Cotton Mary||Lily MacIntosh|
|1999||Tom's Midnight Garden||Aunt Gwen|
|1999||The Manor||Mrs. Ravenscroft|
|1999||Looking for Alibrandi||Christina Alibrandi||Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Supporting Actress
|2000||One of the Hollywood Ten||Gale Sondergaard|
|2001||The Farm||Liz Cooper||Television movie|
|2001||Festival in Cannes||Alice Palmer|
|2002||Jeffrey Archer: The Truth||Margaret Thatcher||Television movie|
|2002||Daniel Deronda||Lydia Glasher||3 episodes|
|2003||Baltic Storm||Julia Reuter|
|2004||Beyond the Sea||Mary Duvan|
|2006||Broken Trail||Nola Johns||2 episodes
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
|2006||Marple||Tuppence Beresford||Television movie|
|2006||The Book of Revelation||Isabel|
|2007||Hidden Love||Dr. Dubois|
|2008||Shoot on Sight||Susan Ali|
|2008||Miss Austen Regrets||Cassandra Austen||Television movie|
|2008||The Trojan Horse||Helen Madigan||2 episodes|
|2010||Un Altro Mondo||Cristina|
|2010||Way to Live Forever||Private instructor|
|2011||Hindenburg||Helen Van Zandt||Television movie|
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- Bosworth, Michael (2000). "Hollywood Senior High School – A History" (PDF). Retrieved 6 Jan 2011.
- "The Octagon Takes a Bow". Uniview 29 (1): 16–19. Summer, 2010. Retrieved 6 Jan 2011.
- Bryce Hallett, Her world's a stage, Sydney Morning Herald, Metropolitan, 10 February 2001, p.3
- ""Bette & Joan" At". Londontheatre.co.uk. Retrieved 10 Nov 2012.
- Macdonald, Marianne (28 Sep 2008). "Greta Scacchi: glad to be back". The Telegraph. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
- Maher, Kevin (26 Apr 2008). "Greta Scacchi takes on Miss Austen Regrets". The Times. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
- Urban, Andrew L. "Scacchi, Greta – Looking for Alibrandi". Retrieved 14 May 2011.
- Walker, Emily (5 Feb 2011). "Greta Scacchi's "driven out" of Sussex dream home". The Argus. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Greta Scacchi|
- Greta Scacchi at the Internet Movie Database
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- Interview in the Spectator