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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.

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Greta Scacchi, by John Swannell - NPG x34022

Greta Scacchi

by John Swannell
bromide print, 1980s
NPG x34022

Greta Scacchi, by Robert Barber - NPG x35395

Greta Scacchi

by Robert Barber
bromide print, 26 May 1986
NPG x35395

Greta Scacchi, by Robert Barber - NPG x35366

Greta Scacchi

by Robert Barber
bromide fibre print, 1986
NPG x35366

Greta Scacchi, by Michael Birt - NPG x31050

Greta Scacchi

by Michael Birt
bromide fibre print, 9 January 1986
NPG x31050

Greta Scacchi, by Alistair Morrison - NPG x36498

Greta Scacchi

by Alistair Morrison
bromide print, April 1988
NPG x36498

Greta Scacchi, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127248

Greta Scacchi

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1988
NPG x127248


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