Greta Scacchi

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  • Birth Name: Greta Gracco
  • Birth Place: Milan, Italy
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Before moving back to Europe to pursue acting, worked in Australia as a "jilleroo" (sheep rustler).
  • Daughter Leila's middle name, George, comes from Scacchi's character from Salt on Our Skin, a film in which she and Vincent D'Onofrio, Leila's father, costarred.
  • Because of her strong dislike of director Paul Verhoeven, turned down the lead role in the 1992 erotic thriller Basic Instinct, which launched Sharon Stone to international fame.
  • Received her Australian citizenship in 1995, 20 years after moving there with her mother and stepfather.
  • Has been romantically involved with fellow Italian Carlo Mantegazza, her first cousin (the son of her father's sister), since 1997; they have a son named Matteo.
  • Appeared in the West End production Bette & Joan in 2011.


  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2000, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1984, BAFTA Film Awards — Most Outstanding Newcomer to Film: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress for a Miniseries or a Special: Winner
  • 2001, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Actress in a Telefeature or Mini-Series: Nominee


  • Giovanni Carsinga — Stepfather
  • Matteo Mantegazza — Son
  • Vincent D'Onofrio — Ex-significant Other
  • Luca Scacchi-Gracco — Father
  • Pamela Carsaniga — Mother
  • Carlo Mantegazza — Significant Other
  • Leila George Emilia Scacchi D'Onofrio — Daughter
  • Tim Finn — Ex-significant Other
  • Tom — Brother
  • Paul — Brother


  • Attended University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia; Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, England (1981)


  • Birth Name: Greta Gracco
  • Birth Place: Milan, Italy
  • Profession: Actor

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