Date of Birth: February 18 1960
Greta Scacchi biography:
Greta Scacchi was born Greta Gracco in Milan, Italy, to Pamela, an English dancer and antiques dealer, and Luca Scacchi Gracco, an Italian art dealer and 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 parts as a stage actress and worked as a model for commercials. The young film maker Dominik Graf discovered her and her first film part is Das zweite Gesicht (1982). Being a perfectionist, she learned German for this movie. After Heat and Dust (1983), she played parts for Australian and English television and returned to London. While playing in a modernised play by Anton Chekhov in 1988, (directed by Margarethe von Trotta), she was discovered by Hollywood.