Photo of Greta Scacchi Greta Scacchi

Born Feb. 18, 1960, in Milan, Italy, but raised in England and Australia, Greta Scacchi studied acting at the venerated Bristol Old Vic Theatre and made her silver-screen debut in the 1982 German drama The Second Face.

Scacchi's best-known roles include ingenues and femmes fatale in movies such as Heat and Dust (1983) and the thriller Presumed Innocent (1990). Her refined looks have also played well in period fare such as Country Life (1994), Emma (1996), The Red Violin (1998) and the telefilm Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny (1996), for which she received an Emmy award and a Golden Globe nod. In 2007, the actress earned a second Emmy nomination for her portrayal of a Wild West prostitute in the miniseries "Broken Trail" opposite Robert Duvall.

Other notable films for Scacchi include The Player (1992), Jefferson in Paris (1995) and Beyond the Sea (2004).

Greta Scacchi in Beyond the Sea

Beyond the Sea

2004 PG-13

Kevin Spacey directs and stars in this biopic of Bobby Darin, a hipster in the Frank Sinatra tradition and singer of pop hits such as "Splish Splash." Darin moved on to performing jazz standards that culminated in his signature hit, "Mack the Knife."

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