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Asia Argento

Asia Argento (born Aria Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento; 20 September 1975) is an Italian actress, singer, model, and director. Her mother is actress Daria di Nicolodi and her father is Dario de Argento, an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter, well known for his work in the Italian giallo genre and for his influence on modern horror and slasher movies. Her maternal great-grandfather was composer Alfredo Casella. Asia Argento started acting at the age of nine,[9] playing a small role in a film by Sergio Citti. She also had a small part in Demons 2, a 1986 film written and produced by her father, at the age of 10, as well as its unofficial sequel, La Chiesa (The Church), when she was 14, and Trauma (1993), when she was 18. She received the David di Donatello (Italy's version of the Academy Award) for Best Actress in 1994 for her performance in Perdiamoci di vista, and again in 1996 for Compagna di viaggio, which also earned her a Grolla d'oro award. In 1998, Argento began appearing in English-language movies, such as B. Monkey and New Rose Hotel. Argento has proven her ability to work in multiple languages, adding French, with a role as Charlotte de Sauve in 1994's La Reine Margot. That same year, she made her first foray into directing, calling the shots behind the short films Prospettive and A ritroso. In 1996, she directed a documentary on her father, and in 1998 a second one on Abel Ferrara, which won her the Rome Film Festival Award. Argento directed and wrote her first movie, Scarlet Diva (2000), which her father co-produced. In 2002, she portrayed Russian undercover spy Yelena in the action film XXX alongside Vin Diesel. In 2004 she directed her second film The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, based on a book by JT LeRoy, the pen name of Laura Albert, this time in the United States. Description above from the Wikipedia article Asia Argento, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Sep 20, 1975 In Rome, Lazio, Italy
Movie/TV Credits:
34
First Appeared:
In the movie Sans soleil
Latest Project:
Movie Obsessive Rythms 2014-01-08
Known For
Filmography
Movie Sans soleil Léa 2022
Movie Obsessive Rythms Margo 2014-01-08
Movie Do not disturb Monica 2012-10-03
Movie Cavalli Madre 2011-10-21
Movie Baciato dalla fortuna Betty 2011-09-30
Movie Diamond 13 Calhoune 2009-06-21
Movie The Making of 'Mother of Tears' Self 2008-09-23
Movie On War Uma 2008-10-01
Movie Go Go Tales Monroe 2007-05-23
Movie The Mother of Tears Sarah Mandy 2007-09-06
Movie The Making of Marie Antoinette Self 2007-07-02
Movie Marie Antoinette Madame du Barry 2006-05-24
Movie Live Freaky Die Freaky Habagail Folger (voice) 2006-01-31
Movie Land of the Dead Slack 2005-06-24
Movie Last Days Asia 2005-05-13
Movie The Making of Last Days Herself 2004-01-01
Movie The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things Sarah 2004-09-15
Movie Milady 2004-01-06
Movie Ginostra The Nun 2003-01-29
Movie xXx Yelena 2002-08-09
Movie The Red Siren Anita 2002-01-01
Movie Love Bites Violaine Charlier 2001-03-21
Movie Scarlet Diva Anna Battista 2000-05-26
Movie New Rose Hotel Sandii 1999-03-19
Movie The Phantom of the Opera Christine Daaé 1998-11-20
Movie Il museo degli orrori di Dario Argento Herself 1997-01-01
Movie Bits & Pieces 1996-02-01
Movie The Stendhal Syndrome Det. Anna Manni 1996-01-26
Movie Perdiamoci di vista Arianna 1994-01-01
Movie Close Friends Simona 1992-05-16
Movie Red Wood Pigeon Valentina 1989-09-15
Movie The Church Lotte 1989-03-10
Movie Demons 2 Ingrid Haller 1986-10-09
Movie Sogni e bisogni Gloria 1985-10-06