Giannina Facio

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Giannina Facio
Gianina Facio at 'The Martian' World Premiere (NHQ201509110014) (cropped).jpg
Facio at the premiere of The Martian in 2015
Giannina Facio Franco

(1955-09-10) September 10, 1955 (age 67)
San José, Costa Rica
OccupationActress, producer
Years active1984–present
(m. 2015)
RelativesAlda Facio Montejo (half-sister)

Giannina Facio, Lady Scott (born Giannina Facio Franco; September 10, 1955), is a Costa Rican actress who has appeared in a number of films, especially those of her husband, British film director and producer Sir Ridley Scott. She first worked with Scott on White Squall and has been his partner since Hannibal. Gladiator was the first of two films in which she plays the wife of Russell Crowe's character, the other being Body of Lies. Since White Squall, Facio has made appearances in all of Scott's films except for American Gangster and The Martian.


She was born as Giannina Facio Franco on September 10, 1955, in San José, Costa Rica to lawyer, politician and diplomat Gonzalo Facio Segreda (1918–2018) and his second wife Ana Franco Calzia. She has two sisters, Ana Catalina and Carla. She also has three older half-siblings from her father's first marriage: Sandra, Alda and Rómulo (whose mother is María Lilia Montejo Ortuño).[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Facio married her producing partner Ridley Scott in June 2015;[3] they had been dating since 2000.[4] Ridley has cast her in all his films since White Squall in 1996 except for American Gangster and The Martian.[5]


As actress[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Poppers Lola [6]
1985 Miami Vice Model Episode: "The Prodigal Son"
1990 Nel giardino delle rose
1990 Delta Force Commando II: Priority Red One Juna
1990 Vacanze di Natale '90 Rita
1991 L'odissea Elena di Troia TV Movie
1992 Nessuno mi crede Mai
1992 Extralarge: Cannonball Secretary TV Movie
1993 Torta di mele
1996 Il cielo è sempre più blu
1996 White Squall Girlschool Teacher
1997 No se puede tener todo Marga
1997 G.I. Jane Girl at the Beach Party
1998 Spanish Fly Antonio's Date #2
1999 The Hunger Vivica Linders Episode: "Night Bloomer"
2000 Gladiator Maximus' Wife
2001 Hannibal Verger's Fingerprint Technician
2001 Black Hawk Down Stephanie Shughart (Uncredited)
2003 Matchstick Men Bank Teller
2005 Kingdom of Heaven Saladin's Sister
2006 A Good Year Maitre D'
2008 Body of Lies Hoffman's Wife
2010 Robin Hood Lady-in-Waiting
2013 The Counselor Woman with Mobile Phone
2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings Jethro's Sister
2017 All the Money in the World Art Dealer's Assistant

As producer[edit]


  1. ^ Fern, Juan; públicos, o Lara Salas Redactor en la sección Sociedad y Servicios Periodista graduado en la Universidad de Costa Rica Ganó el premio Redactor del año de La Nación Escribe sobre servicios; infraestructura; Telecomunicaciones, Energía Y. "Falleció político y diplomático Gonzalo Facio Segreda". La Nación, Grupo Nación (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-11-06.
  2. ^ "Giannina Facio". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-11-06.
  3. ^ Ridley Scott and Son Both Tie the Knot in 2015
  4. ^ Mottram, James (3 September 2010). "Ridley Scott: 'I'm doing pretty good, if you think about it'". The Independent. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Sir Ridley Scott: Hollywood visionary". BBC. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
  6. ^ "POPPERS (1984)". Retrieved 25 July 2018.

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