Giannina Facio is a Costa Rican actress, who has appeared in a number of films by British film director and producer Ridley Scott. She first worked with Scott in Gladiator. Ever since filming Hannibal she has been Scott's partner. Gladiator marked the first of two collaborations with Russell Crowe in which she plays wife to his character. Overall, she has acted to date in a total of ten films by Ridley Scott, all of them minor roles / cameo appearances.