Greta Scacchi (born February 18, 1960) is an Italian-born Emmy Award-winning film actress.
Born Greta Gracco in Milan, Italy, the daughter of Luca Scacchi Gracco, an Italian art dealer and painter, and Pamela Carsaniga, an English-born dancer and antiques dealer. Her parents divorced when she was three, and her mother moved to England with her and her two older brothers. In 1975, following her mother's remarriage to Giovanni Carsinga, the family moved to Australia.
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. She was nominated for a Golden Globe and numerous other awards. In 2007 she received another Emmy Award nomination for Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie for Broken Trail.
She speaks French, German and Italian fluently, which has made her a popular choice for the casting directors of european films and has been an asset when working for european directors and producers.
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