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Greta Scacchi


Her mother, Pamela Carsinga, is an English dancer and her father, Luca Scacchi Gracco, an Italian painter. She grew up in Milan and later moves to London. In 1975, her parents moved to Australia, and Greta worked as a cowgirl and an Italian interpreter. At age 18, she returned to London and followed lessons at the Old-Vic Theatre. Played small ... See full bio »
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 2014 The Falling (post-production)
Miss Mantel
 2013 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Mrs. Burton-Cox
- Elephants Can Remember (2013) ... Mrs. Burton-Cox
 2011 Hindenburg (TV Movie)
Helen van Zandt
 2010 Un altro mondo
Cristina
 2010 Ways to Live Forever
Private instructor
 2010 Capture Anthologies: Love, Lust and Tragedy (Video)
Madeleine (segment "Icicle Melt")
 2008 Inconceivable (uncredited)
 2008 The Trojan Horse (TV Mini-Series)
Helen Madigan
- Part Two (2008) ... Helen Madigan
- Part One (2008) ... Helen Madigan
 2007 Hidden Love
Dr. Dubois
 2007 The Afternoon Play (TV Series)
Diane
- Johnny Shakespeare (2007) ... Diane
 2006 Icicle Melt (Short)
Madeleine
 2006 Two Twisted (TV Series)
Dr. Adele Partridge
- Heart Attack (2006) ... Dr. Adele Partridge
 2006 The Handyman (Short)
Julia Parchant
 2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Katie Arlen
- Autopsy Room Four (2006) ... Dr. Katie Arlen
 2006 The Book of Revelation
Isabel
 2006 Broken Trail (TV Mini-Series)
Nola Johns
- Part Two (2006) ... Nola Johns
- Part One (2006) ... Nola Johns
 2005 Flightplan
Therapist
 2004 Maigret: L'ombra cinese (TV Movie)
Juliette Martin
 2004 Strange Crime
Nicoletta
 2003 Il ronzio delle mosche
Natalia
 2003 Baltic Storm
Julia Reuter
 2002 Daniel Deronda (TV Mini-Series)
Lydia Glasher
 2001 The Farm (TV Mini-Series)
Liz Cooper
 2001 Festival in Cannes
Alice Palmer
 2000 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- John Barry: Licence to Thrill (2000) ... Narrator
 2000 One of the Hollywood Ten
Gale Sondergaard
 2000 Love & Rage
Agnes MacDonnell
 1999 Cotton Mary
Lily MacIntosh
 1999/II Ladies Room
Lucia
 1999 Tom's Midnight Garden
Aunt Gwen Kitson
 1999 The Manor
Mrs. Ravenscroft
 1998 The Red Violin
Victoria Byrd (Oxford)
 1998 Macbeth (TV Movie)
Lady Macbeth
 1997 The Odyssey (TV Series)
Penelope
 1997 The Serpent's Kiss
Juliana
 1996 Emma
Mrs. Weston
 1996 Cosi
Mental Patient (uncredited)
 1996 Rasputin (TV Movie)
Tsarina Alexandra
 1995 Jefferson in Paris
Maria Cosway
 1994 Country Life
Deborah Voysey
 1992 Desire
George
 1992 Turtle Beach
Judith
 1991 Fires Within
Isabel
 1990 Presumed Innocent
Carolyn Polhemus
 1989 La donna della luna
Angela
 1988 Three Sisters
Maria
 1987 Good morning Babilonia
Edna Bonnano
 1987 A Man in Love
Jane Steiner
 1986 Defense of the Realm
Nina Beckman
 1985 Burke & Wills
Julia Matthews
 1985 Dr. Fischer of Geneva (TV Movie)
Anna-Luise Fischer
 1985 The Coca-Cola Kid
Terri
 1984 Camille (TV Movie)
Marguerite Gautier
 1984 The Ebony Tower (TV Movie)
Diana, 'The Mouse'
 1984 Waterfront (TV Mini-Series)
Anna Cheri
 1983 Dead on Time (Short)
Pretty Girl (as Greta Scaachi)
 1983 Heat and Dust
Olivia, his wife (The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur)
 1982 Das zweite Gesicht
Anna
 1981 Bergerac (TV Series)
Annie
- The Hood and the Harlequin (1981) ... Annie
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Stage: Appeared in Peter Hall Company production of Noel Coward's "Private Lives," at the Theatre Royal in Bath, England, in a Peter Hall Company production with Michael Siberry, Olivia Darnley, Charles Edwards, Janet Greaves, Aden Gillett, Janie Dee, Dan Stevens, Philip Voss, Ifan Meredith, Sam Kelly, Edward Fox, Diana Quick, Sinead ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 11 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Greta Scaachi

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on having her ears pierced for the first time especially to play Cuban refugee Isabel in Fires Within (1991)] It felt very strange to have pierced ears and to feel those big earrings tugging at my earlobes and banging against my neck every time I moved. But when I was doing my initial research into the role after I decided to take it, I found out that all Cuban women have their ears pierced when... See more »

Trivia:

Turned down the Sharon Stone role in Basic Instinct (1992) See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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