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Greta Scacchi

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Greta Scacchi’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Greta Scacchi

Eye Color

Blue

Place Of Birth

Milan, Italy

Age

62 years old

Birth Date

February 17, 1960

Star Sign

Capricorn

Greta Scacchi Facts

Child Star?

No

Occupation

Film Actor, Model, Stage Actor

Education & Qualifications

University of Western Australia

Net Worth

$145 million

Current Partner

None

Children

Leila, Matteo Mantegazza

Parents

Pamela Carsaniga, Luca Scacchi

Siblings

Sara Georgette Scacchi Gracco, Tom Scacchi Gracco, Paul Scacchi Gracco

Height

1.8m (5'7"")

Nationality

Italian

Chinese Year

Year of the Rat

Annual Earnings

$46 million+ per year

About Greta Scacchi 

Greta Scacchi is an Italian-Australian actress.
As an actress, Greta Scacchi’s career span is over 40 years, and she is among one of the highest-paid actresses.
Scacchi is positioned first on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2022. She earned $46 million between 2021-2022, nearly $20 million more than her nearest competitor.
She was a member of the University Dramatic Society at UWA. Greta Scacchi made her debut appearance at the New Dolphin Theatre in Edward Bond’s drama ‘Early Morning’, directed by Arne Neeme. Her lead character in the 1984 TV screen adaptation of the movie ‘Camille’ was well received.
She signed a German movie in 1982, and the following year she was cast in the Merchant-Ivory venture ‘Heat And Dust’. Her performance as Olivia in this film catapulted her to stardom. In the TV film ‘Rasputin: Dark Servant Of Destiny’, she played Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. In her cinematic journey, Greta Scacchi won multiple awards. She won the prestigious Emmy Award twice, in 1996 and 2007.
Her father, Luca Scacchi, was a painter and art trader from Italy.
Her personal life is equally interesting. She was in a relationship with a New Zealand musician for six years and also dated an American actor for four years before meeting Carlo Mantegazza. Read further to know her accomplishments and life story.

Greta Scacchi’s Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Greta Scacchi’s net worth?

Greta Scacchi’s net worth is about $145 million.

How much does Greta Scacchi earn per year?

She earned $46 million in 2021-2022.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Greta Scacchi?

Greta Scacchi is 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) tall.

How old is Greta Scacchi?

Greta Scacchi was born on February 18, 1960. Her age is 62 years as of her birthday in February 2022.

Childhood And Education

Greta Scacchi’s birth place is Milan, Italy. Luca Scacchi Gracco’s father was a painter and an art dealer. Her mother, Pamela Carsaniga, was an English dancer. Sarah Georgette Scacchi Gracco, Tom Scacchi Gracco, and Paul Scacchi Gracco are Greta’s siblings.
At the age of four, along with her older brother and mother, she shifted to London, England, and then to Haywards Heath, West Sussex, after her parents’ separation. When her mom remarried, they relocated to Pert, Western Australia, to stay with their stepfather, a visiting lecturer at the University of Western Australia (UWA).
She received her diploma from Hollywood Senior High School in Perth. Greta’s mother and stepfather relocated to Australia in 1975. After finishing high school, she got a job as an Italian interpreter on a country ranch. Later, she did graduation from UWA. Greta Scacchi traveled to England in 1977 to attend Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Greta Scacchi’s partner?

Greta Scacchi is married to Carlo Mantegazza. He is her first cousin, and they married after the birth of their first child.

Family Life

Greta Scacchi is a mother of two children, Leila George and Matteo Mantegazza. Between 1983-1989, she was in a relationship with Tim Finn, a New Zealand musician. After they split up, she began dating Vincent D’Onofrio, an actor from the USA, in 1989, and they stayed together until 1993. Theirs was a doomed love affair. They are the parents of Leila George. In 1997, she began a relationship with her first cousin, Carlo Mantegazza. Their son is Matteo Mantegazza.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…
 

In 1981, she made her television debut in the first series finale of the British drama ‘Bergerac’. She portrayed the fiancée of a high-profile international gangster who is being hunted by formidable investigators.
She launched her film career with roles in ‘Cider With Rosie’ (1981) and ‘In Times Like These’ (1985). In the drama ‘Airbase’ (1985), she co-starred with Kevin McNally and Mark Rylance. In ‘Uncle Vanya’ (1987), she performed opposite Jonathan Pryce and Michael Gambon at London’s Vaudeville Theatre.
Scacchi speaks English, French, German, and Italian, making her a popular actress among casting executives in Europe. She has played a variety of roles in theater. As her acting career kicked off, she performed in ‘In Times Like These’ (Bristol Old Vic) and ‘Cider With Rosie’ (Phoenix Arts Theatre, Leicester).
In 1982, she made her film debut by starring in the German movie ‘Das Zweite’ (The Second Face). She received a significant role for the first time in the 1983 UK film ‘Heat And Dust’, in which she co-starred with Julie Christie and Shashi Kapoor.
She traveled to Sydney in 2001 to portray Kate in Harold Pinter’s ‘Old Times’, directed by Aarne Neeme. In 2004, while performing in the same drama as Anne, she toured Italy with an Italian group production, Vecchi Tempi. In 2005, she performed at the Theatre Royal, Bath for Thea Sharrock's production of Noel Coward’s ‘Private Lives’.
The audience loved her versatile performances in movies ‘The Coca-Cola Kid’, ‘Ebony Tower’, ‘White Mischief’, ‘Presumed Innocent’, ‘Country Life’, and ‘The Player’. She played Julia in the disaster film ‘Baltic Storm’ (2003) and ‘Broken Trail’ in 2006.

Charity Work

Greta Scacchi actively participated in campaigns against over-fishing. She is still the face of the Fishlove campaign, for which many famous actors pose for photos with different fish species.
She advocates for alternative energy resources to stop oil spills and protect marine life and the environment.

What awards has Greta Scacchi won?

 Greta’s second Emmy nomination came in 2006 for her performance in the television film ‘Broken Trail’. She was nominated for her first Screen Actors Guild Award. ‘Broken Trail’ earned her an Emmy nomination for the Best Supporting Actress In A TV Series or a Movie in 2007. Since then, Greta has performed continuously as a performer in both theater and television.
Her name was included in the BAFTA nomination list for the Best Newcomer To Film for her performance in ‘Heat And Dust’. The television film ‘Rasputin: Dark Servant Of Destiny’ earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for her role. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe for the Best Supporting Actress for that same performance. She played a single parent in the Australian film ‘Looking For Alibrandi’, for which she received the AFI Award for the Best Supporting Actress in 2000.
In 2008, Greta Scacchi returned to Australia. She featured as Queen Elizabeth in ‘Mary Stuart’ by Schiller. She received a Sydney Theatre Best Actress Award nomination for ‘Mary Stuart’.
In 2010, she substituted for a wounded Kristin S. Thomas in the French premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s ‘A Little Night Music’ at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris. In 2015, she came to the Headlong Theatre Company and played Amanda in ‘The Glass Menagerie’.
In 2013, the Italian Republic honored her with Knight In The Order Of Merit.

Other Interesting Greta Scacchi Facts And Trivia

  • Greta Scacchi had her theatrical debut at the New Dolphin Theatre in Edward Bond’s play ‘Early Morning’, directed by Arne Neeme, while at UWA.
  • She has dual citizenship in countries, Italy and Australia. However, she lives in London as of 2022.

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