Greta Scacchi

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Actress

Birth Date: February 18, 1960

Age: 64 years old

Birth Place: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

This beautiful light-haired international lead first gained attention as the spirited grandmother in the flashback sequence of the Merchant-Ivory production, "Heat and Dust" (1982). Scacchi (pronounced "Skaa-key") was also memorable as the daffy secretary in Dusan Makavejev's "The Coca Cola Kid" (1985). By the late 1980s, despite such high-profile projects as "White Mischief" (1987) and "Presumed Innocent" (1990), she seemed typecast as a two-dimensional femme fatale. Her career received a renewed critical boost thanks to a standout performance in Robert Altman's "The Player" (1992). Scacchi seemed to excel in several period films, notably "Country Life" (1994), Michael Blakemore's adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya." She then reteamed with Merchant-Ivory to portray Maria Cosway who entrances the future US president in "Jefferson in Paris" (1995) and segued to Douglas McGrath's adaptation of Jane Austen's "Emma" (1996).

In 1984, Scacchi stepped into one of Garbo's signature roles, playing the consumptive Marguerite Gauthier in a TV-movie remake of "Camille" (CBS). She appeared as the object of affection of an older Englishman (James Mason) in "Doctor Fischer of Geneva" (BBC, 1984; PBS, 1985) and was one of two nubile young woman living with an elderly artist (Laurence Olivier) in "The Ebony Tower" (BBC, 1986; PBS, 1987). For her performance as the Czarina Alexandra in "Rasputin" (HBO, 1996), Scacchi won a Supporting Actress Emmy. She followed with a turn as Penelope, the patient wife of Odysseus, in the NBC miniseries "The Odyssey" (1997).

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One Trillion Dollars

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Elena Vacchi
Show
2023

Run Rabbit RunStream

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Joan
Movie
2023
37%

Te l'avevo detto

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Frances
Movie
2023

The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas

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Show
2022

Darby and JoanStream

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Joan Kirkhope
Series
2022

The Royal NannyStream

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Mrs. Lansbury
Movie
2022

Shepherd

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Glenys Black
Movie
2021

Palm Beach

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Charlotte
Movie
2019

Waiting for the Barbarians

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Mai
Movie
2019

Operation Finale

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Vera Eichmann
Movie
2018

Head Full of Honey

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Abbess
Movie
2018

Amanda

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Alison
Movie
2018

Háború és béke

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Natalja Rosztova Grófné
Show
2017

La tenerezza

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Aurora
Movie
2017

La ragazza nella nebbia

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Beatrice Leman
Movie
2017

Masterpieces Unveiled

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2016

The White King

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General Meade
Movie
2016

VersaillesStream

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Series
2015
57%

A.D. The Bible ContinuesStream

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Mother Mary
Movie
2015
58%

ORF III - Spezial

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Helen Van Zandt
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2014

The Falling

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Miss Mantel
Movie
2014

Hindenburg: The Last Flight

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2013

Elephants Can Remember

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Mrs Burton-Cox
Movie
2013

Hindenburg

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Helen van Zandt
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2011

Hindenburg

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Helen van Zandt
Movie
2011

The Review Show

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2010

Un altro mondo

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Cristina
Movie
2010

Ways to Live Forever

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Private instructor
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2010

The Trojan Horse

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2008

Brideshead Revisited

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Cara
Movie
2008

Miss Austen Regrets

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Cassandra Austen
Movie
2008

The Farm

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Liz Cooper
Show
2007

Shoot on Sight

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Susan Ali
Movie
2007

L'Amour Caché

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Dr. Dubois
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2007

Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King

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2006

Broken Trail

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2006

Broken Trail

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Miniseries
2006

By the Pricking of My Thumbs

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Tuppence Beresford
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2006

The Book of Revelation

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Isabel
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2006

Flightplan

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Therapist
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2005

Agatha Christie's MarpleStream

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2004

Maigret: L'ombra cinese

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Juliette Martin
Movie
2004

Beyond the Sea

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Mary Duvan
Movie
2004

Under a False Name

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Nicoletta
Movie
2004

Baltic Storm

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Julia Reuter
Movie
2003

Drama on 3

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Caia Lucius
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2002

Close Up

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2002

Un Envío de Otro Mundo

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2001

Festival in CannesStream

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Alice Palmer
Movie
2001
65%

The Farm

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Liz Cooper
Movie
2001

Looking for Alibrandi

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Christina Alibrandi
Movie
2000

One of the Hollywood Ten

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Gale Sondergaard
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2000

The Manor

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Movie
1999

Tom's Midnight Garden

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Aunt Gwen Kitson
Movie
1999

Ladies Room

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Lucia
Movie
1999

Cotton Mary

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Lily Macintosh
Movie
1999

Macbeth

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Lady Macbeth
Movie
1998

The Red Violin

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Victoria Byrd (Oxford)
Movie
1998

Love & Rage

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Agnes MacDonnell
Movie
1998

The OdysseyStream

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Miniseries
1997

The Serpent's Kiss

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Juliana
Movie
1997

Rasputin

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Tsarina Alexandra
Movie
1996

Cosi

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Mental Patient
Movie
1996

EmmaStream

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Mrs. Weston
Movie
1996
84%

Jefferson in Paris

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Maria Cosway
Movie
1995

Country Life

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Deborah Voysey
Movie
1994

The Browning Version

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Laura Crocker-Harris
Movie
1994

Desire

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George
Movie
1993

Salt on Our Skin

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Les Vaisseaux du coeur
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1993

The PlayerStream

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June Gudmundsdottir
Movie
1992
97%

Turtle Beach

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Judith
Movie
1992

Igrač

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1992

Destrozado

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1991

Fires Within

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Isabel
Movie
1991

Shattered

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Judith Merrick
Movie
1991

Presumed InnocentStream

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Carolyn Polhemus
Movie
1990
86%

Agatha Christie's PoirotStream

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Mrs. Burton-Cox
Series
1989

La donna della luna

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Angela
Movie
1988

Tres Hermanas, Tres Destinos

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Movie
1988

Three Sisters

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Maria
Movie
1988

Woman in the Moon

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Angela
Movie
1988

Trois soeurs

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1988

White MischiefStream

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Diana Lady Broughton
Movie
1987
80%

Good Morning Babylon

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Edna Bonnano
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1987

A Man in Love

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Jane Steiner
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1987

The Ebony Tower

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Diana 'The Mouse'
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1987

Defence of the Realm

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Nina Beckman
Movie
1985

Burke and Wills

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Julia Matthews
Movie
1985

The Coca-Cola Kid

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Terri
Movie
1985

Waterfront

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1984

Camille

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Marguerite Gautier
Movie
1984

La Dame aux Camelias

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1984

El Calor y el Polvo

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1983

Dr. Fischer of Geneva

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Anna-Luise Fischer
Movie
1983

Heat and Dust

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Olivia, his wife (The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur)
Movie
1983

Mystery!

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Series
1980

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