Greta Scacchi was born Greta Gracco on the 18th February 1960 in Milan, Italy. She is an actress. The daughter of Luca Scacchi Gracco and Pamela Carsaniga. Her parents divorced when she was three, and her mother moved to England with Greta and her two older brothers. In 1975, after her mother remarried to Giovanni Carsinga, the family moved to Australia. In 1977, Greta returned to England to pursue an acting career; she studied at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, with Miranda Richadson and Amanda Redman. In 1982, she made her film debut in the German movie Das Zweite Gesicht (The Second Face) and gave versatile performances in films such as Heat and Dust (1983), The Ebony Tower (1984), White Mischief (1987), Presumed Innocent (1990), The Player (1993), and Country Life (1994). She turned down the role of Catherine Trammell in Basic Instinct (1992). In 1996 she won an Emmy Award for her work in the television film Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny. She was nominated for a Golden Globe and numerous other awards. In 2007 she received another Emmy Award nomination for Broken Trail.