Greta Scacchi(1960-), Actress
Sitter in 6 portraits
Born in Milan, Scacchi trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, paving her way by fashion modelling, before acting on stage, television and film. Made her film debut in Das Zweite Gesicht in 1982. She has made over seventy films, including Heat and Dust (1982), White Mischief (1987), Presumed Innocent (1990) and The Player (1992), and a score of television dramas - she won an Emmy for Rasputin (1996) in which she played the Tsarina Alexandra and was acclaimed for her appearance in the BBC's production of War and Peace (2016). She has also starred on stage a score of times in plays by such dramatists as Pinter, Chekhov, Ibsen, Strindberg, Rattigan, Osborne, Mamet and Tennessee Williams.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
Visit From Your Armchair
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
An online exhibition celebrating the very best in contemporary portrait photography.
Explore our community photography project, which presents a personal record of the UK during lockdown.
Sculptures in 360°
See sculptures and fascinating objects from our Collection from all angles.
David Hockney: Drawing from Life
Watch highlights from our special exhibition, which had to close early in March 2020 due to lockdown.