Greta Cavazzoni was born and raised in Modena, a small city in northern Italy.
At age 16 she was discovered at a modeling competition and her career took off from there. Greta finished school before she began modeling full time, so she remained in Italy until graduation. Since that time she has graced the covers of Spanish, Italian, British, and German Vogue, French Elle, German Elle, Grazia, Amica, Russian GQ, and many other international fashion magazines. She has also appeared in campaigns for Valentino, Versace, Les Copains, Christian Dior, Laura Biagiotti and Tommy Hilfiger.
In 2001 she landed the Martell Cognac campaign with acclaimed photographer Matthew Rolston that took her on a tour across Asia, Europe and the United States. She has also appeared on numerous catwalks in Paris, Milan, London, Tokyo and New York for a wide selection of top fashion designers including Armani, John Galliano, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Bill Blass, Ralph Lauren, and Oscar De La Renta.
While pursuing her modeling career, Greta discovered a new love: Acting. She began to study acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City with Marilyn Fried. Greta also took classes with acting teacher Tony Greco and noted speech coach Sam Chwat. After appearing in Robert Altman’s “Prêt-à-Porter” and hosting MTV Italy’s “House of Style” in 1999, she landed her first big role in the Italian romantic comedy “Ogni lasciato e’ perso” with comedian Piero Chiambretti. She appeared on the hit Fox television show “Two Guys and a Girl”and in 2002, during her first visit to Los Angeles, she was cast in a leading role on the NBC pilot "Life at 5 Feet" with Mad TV comedian Alex Borstein.
She has worked on Italian TV in "Le stagioni del Cuore" (Mediaset), "Carabinieri 5" (Mediaset) as well as on the HBO series "Sex and the City". She recently completed work on two feature films "Oliviero Rising" in the lead female role opposite Vincent Gallo, Ernest Borgnine, and Burt Young. She also appeared in the Italian feature film "Sons of Italy". As a result of her acting commitments, she maintains homes in New York City and Rome.
Greta recently launched her first handbag collection which she designs and produces.