Asia Argento

Asia Argento

  • Born on
    • September 20th, 1975
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.


Acting (33 Credits)

2012Do Not Disturb as Monica
2012Dracula 3D as Lucy
2011Drifters as Beatrice Plana
2009Diamond 13 as Calhoune
2007Boarding Gate as Sandra
2007The Last Mistress as Vellini
2007Mother of Tears as Sarah Mandy
2007Go Go Tales as Monroe
2006Transylvania as Zingarina
2006Live Freaky Die Freaky as Habagail Folger (voice)
2006Marie Antoinette as Madame du Barry
2005Last Days as Asia
2005Land of the Dead as Slack
2004The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things as Sarah
2004The Keeper as Gina
2002xXx as Yelena
2002Ginostra as The Nun
2002The Red Siren as Anita
2001Love Bites as Violaine Charlier
2000Scarlet Diva as Anna Battista
2000The Miserables (2000) as Éponine Thénardier
1998B. Monkey as Beatrice
1998Viola Kisses Everybody as Viola
1998The Phantom of the Opera as Christine Daaé
1998New Rose Hotel as Sandii
1996The Stendhal Syndrome as Det. Anna Manni
1994Perdiamoci di vista as Arianna
1994Queen Margot as Charlotte de Sauve
1993Trauma as Aura Petrescu
1989Red Wood Pigeon as Valentina
1989The Church as Lotte
1986Demons 2 as Ingrid Haller

Writer (1 Credits)


Herself (2 Credits)

2021Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain as Self - Actor (archive footage)
2000Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror as Herself


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