Scacchi, Greta 1960–

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SCACCHI, Greta 1960–


Born February 18, 1960, in Milan, Italy; daughter of Luca Scacchi Gracco (an art dealer and painter) and Pamela Carsaniga (a dancer and antiques dealer); married Vincent D'Onofrio, 1991 (divorced, 1993); children: Leila; (with Carlo Mantegazza) Matteo. Education: Graduated from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, 1981; attended University of Western Australia.

Addresses: Agent—c/o Susan Smith and Associates, 121 San Vicente Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Cunningham/Escott/Dipene & Associates, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 140, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Career: Actress. Cannes International Film Festival, jury member, 1996; previously worked as a jillaroo (shepherdess), an Italian interpreter, and model in commercials.

Awards, Honors: Film Award nomination, best newcomer, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1994, for Heat and Dust; Emmy Award, outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or special, 1996, Golden Globe Award nomination and Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or motion picture, 1997, all for Rasputin; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actress, 1998, for The Odyssey; Australia Film Institute Award, best performance by an actress in a supporting role, 2000, Film Critics Circle of Australia Award, best supporting actor—female, 2001, for Looking for Alibrandi; Australian Film Institute Award nomination, best actress in a telefeature or miniseries, 2001, for The Farm.


Film Appearances:

Dead on Time, 1982.

Das Zweite Gesicht (also known as The Second Face), 1982.

Olivia Rivers, Heat and Dust, Universal, 1983.

Julia Matthews, Burke & Wills, Hoyts Edgley, 1985.

Nina Beckman, Defense of the Realm (also known as Defence of the Realm), Rank/Warner Bros., 1985.

Terri, The Coca–Cola Kid, 1985.

Edna, Good Morning, Babylon (also known as Good Morning Babilonia), Vestron, 1987.

Jane Steiner, A Man in Love (also known as Un homme amoureux and Un uomo innamorato), Cinecom, 1987.

Lady Diana Broughton, White Mischief, Columbia, 1987.

Maria, Paura e amore (also known as Three Sisters,Fuerchten und Lieben, and Love and Fear), Erre Produzioni–Reteitalia, 1988.

Angela, La donna della luna (also known as Woman in the Moon and The Moon Woman), DMV, 1988.

Carolyn Polhemus, Presumed Innocent, Warner Bros., 1990.

Judith Merrick, Shattered (also known as Plastic Nightmare), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/Pathe, 1991.

Isabel, Fires Within (also known as Little Havana), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists Home Video, 1991.

June Gudmundsdottir, The Player, Fine Line, 1992.

George McEwan, Salt on Our Skin (also known as Desire and Salz auf unserer Haut), 1992.

Judith, The Killing Beach (also known as Turtle Beach), Warner Bros., 1993.

Laura Crocker–Harris, The Browning Version, Paramount, 1994.

Deborah Voysey, Country Life, Miramax, 1994.

Maria Cosway, Jefferson in Paris, Buena Vista, 1995.

(Uncredited) Mental patient, Cosi, 1996.

Mrs. Weston, Emma, Miramax, 1996.

Bravo Randy, 1997.

Juliana, The Serpent's Kiss (also known as Le baiser du surpent and Der Schlangenkuss), Lusomundo, 1997.

Victoria Byrd, Le violon rouge (also known as The Red Violin and Il violino russo), Lions Gate Films, 1998.

Aunt Gwen Kitson, Tom's Midnight Garden, 1998.

Agnes MacDonnell, Love and Rage (also known as Liebe und Leidenschaft), 1998.

Lucia Brizzi, Ladies Room, 1999.

Lily Macintosh, Cotton Mary, 1999.

Mrs. Ravenscroft, The Manor, 1999.

Christina Alibrandi, Looking for Alibrandi, Fandango, 2000.

Gale Sondergaard, One of the Hollywood Ten (also known as Punto de mira), Alibi, 2000.

Alice Palmer, Festival in Cannes, United International, 2001.

Julia Reuter, Baltic Storm, IAC, 2003.

Natalia, Il ronzio delle mosche, 2003.

Nicoletta, Sotto falso nome, Medusa, 2004.

Beyond the Sea, Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Maguerite Gautier, Camille, CBS, 1984.

Anna–Luise Fischer, Dr. Fischer of Geneva (also known as The Bomb Party), PBS and BBC, 1985.

Tsarina Alexandra, Rasputin (also known as Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny), HBO, 1996.

Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, 1998.

Margaret Thatcher, Jeffrey Archer: The Truth, BBC, 2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Anna Cheri, Waterfront, Ten Network, 1984.

Penelope, The Odyssey (also known as Die Abenteuer des Odysseus, Homer's Odyssey, and Odissea), NBC, 1997.

Liz Cooper, The Farm, Australian Broadcasting Company, 2001.

Lydia Glasher, Daniel Deronda, BBC, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Annie, "The Hood and the Harlequin," Bergerac, BBC1, 1981.

Breakfast, BBC, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Mouse, "The Ebony Tower," Great Performances, PBS, 1987.

Reader, Christmas Glory 2000 (also known as Christmas Glory from Westminster Abbey), PBS, 1997.

Narrator, John Barry: License to Thrill (documentary; also known as Omnibus: John Barry—License to Thrill), BBC, 2000.

Stage Appearances:

Yelena, Uncle Vanya, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1988.

The True Life History of Mata Hari, London production, 2002.

Also appeared in productions in Perth, Australia.



Cosmopolitan, April, 1994, pp. 222–25.

People Weekly, May 12, 1997, p. 211.

Premiere, September, 1991, pp. 82–86, 120.

Time, May 11, 1998, p. 91.