Asia Argento

Asia Argento

Highest Rated: 81% Queen Margot (1994)

Lowest Rated: 13% Phantom of the Opera (1998)

Birthday: Sep 20, 1975

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Asia Argento stepped out of her horror maestro father's shadows with award-winning roles in "Perdiamoci di vista" (1994) and "Traveling Companion" (1996) before becoming a provocative director herself and a pivotal figure in Hollywood's #MeToo movement. Born in Rome, Italy in 1975 to cult horror auteur Dario Argento and model Daria Nicolodi, Asia Argento made her big screen debut aged nine in "Demons 2" (1986) and two years later took the leading role of runaway Martina in "Zoo" (1988). After appearing as sole survivor Lotte in "The Church" (1989), Nanni Moretti's daughter in "Red Wood Pigeon" (1989) and troubled teen Simona in "Close Friends" (1992), Argento was directed by her father for the first time playing an anorexia sufferer in "Trauma" (1993), and then as a serial killer-pursuing detective in "The Stendhal Syndrome" (1996). Argento truly proved she was a star in her own right when she won Best Actress at Italy's answer to the Oscars for her turns as paraplegic Arianna in comedy "Perdiamoci di vista" (1994) and waitress Cora in coming-of-age "Traveling Companion" (1996). Argento then ventured into English-language cinema with cyberpunk thriller "New Rose Hotel" (1998), portrayed Christine Daae in her father's take on "The Phantom of the Opera" (1998) and Eponine in miniseries "Les Miserables" (2000), and starred as seductive thieves in both "Viola Kisses Everybody" (1998) and "B. Monkey" (1998). Having previously helmed the "Prospettive" segment of horror anthology "DeGenerazione" (1994) and documentary shorts about her father and Abel Ferrara, Argento made her feature-length directorial debut with "Scarlet Diva" (2000), a semi-autobiographical tale she also starred in, and followed it up with "The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things" (2004), a provocative adaptation of JT Leroy's same-named novel in which she played a drug-addicted prostitute single mother. After appearing as undercover spy Yelena in her first blockbuster, "xXx" (2002), Argento worked with Gus Van Sant on "Last Days" (2005), George A. Romero on "Land of the Dead" (2005) and Sofia Coppola on "Marie Antoinette" (2006). But she spent the rest of the decade focusing on European cinema, landing major roles in "Transylvania" (2006), "Boarding Gate" (2007) and "The Last Mistress" (2007), playing an American art student in Dario Argento's "The Mother of Tears" (2007) and showing up as an exotic dancer in "Go Tales" (2007) and cult leader in "On War" (2008). After adding the likes of "Horses" (2011), "Islands" (2011) and "Baciato dalla fortuna" (2011) to her filmography, Argento portrayed heiress Lucy Kisslinger in "Dracula 3D" (2012), starred in French-Portuguese romance "Obsessive Rhythms" and Bangladesh Liberation War drama "Shongram" (2014), and directed her third feature film, "Misunderstood" (2014), a tragicomedy about a neglected teen coping with her parents' divorce. In 2017 Argento helped to kickstart the #MeToo movement after alleging in a New Yorker article that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein had sexually assaulted her in the 1990s. A year later Argento herself was accused of a similar offence by Jimmy Bennett, an actor aged 17 at the time of the alleged 2013 incident.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agony Isidora (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frida. Viva la vida Unknown (Guest Star) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alien Crystal Palace Sybille Atlante (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shongram Sarah (Character) - 2014
80% 62% Misunderstood Director,
Writer
- 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Voice Thief Naya (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Obsessive Rhythms Margo (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 17% Do Not Disturb Monica (Character) - 2012
14% 14% Argento's Dracula Lucy Kisslinger (Character) $3.1K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Islands Martina (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Horses Madre (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 32% Drifters Beatrice Plana (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 13% Diamond 13 Calhoune (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 55% On War Uma (Character) - 2008
77% 59% The Last Mistress Vellini (Character) $785K 2007
68% 27% Go Go Tales Monroe (Character) - 2007
48% 27% Mother of Tears Sarah Mandy (Character) $54.9K 2007
32% 20% Boarding Gate Sandra (Character) $49.3K 2007
57% 56% Marie Antoinette Madame du Barry (Character) $16M 2006
75% 80% Transylvania Zingarina (Character) - 2006
74% 51% Land of the Dead Slack (Character) $20.4M 2005
58% 50% Last Days Asia (Character) $454.7K 2005
41% 70% The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Sarah (Character),
Director,
Writer
$26.1K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Milady Sally La Chèvre (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 27% The Keeper Gina (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 44% La Sirene Rouge Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 32% Ginostra The nun (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 38% The Red Siren Anita (Character) - 2002
48% 58% XXX Yelena (Character) $141.2M 2002
No Score Yet 43% Love Bites Violaine Charlier (Character) - 2001
52% 52% Scarlet Diva Anna Battista (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Viola Kisses Everybody Unknown (Character) - 1998
63% 55% B. Monkey Beatrice (Character) $34.5K 1998
19% 38% New Rose Hotel Argento (Character) $20.4K 1998
13% 22% Phantom of the Opera Christine Daaé (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 75% Traveling Companion Cora (Character) - 1996
77% 51% The Stendhal Syndrome Det. Anna Manni (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Il Cielo E'Sempre Piu Blu Cousin (Character) - 1996
81% 88% Queen Margot Charlotte of Sauve (Character) $11.3K 1994
57% 41% Trauma Aura Petrescu (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Lob Valentina (Character) - 1989
64% 49% The Church Lotte (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 72% Palombella rossa Valentina (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zoo Martina (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Demons 2 Ingrid Haller (Character) - 1986

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet DailyMailTV Guest 2018

QUOTES FROM Asia Argento CHARACTERS

Yelena says: I've been undercover here for two years.

Xander "XXX" Cage says: Two years? What was your plan? To let them die of old age?

Xander "XXX" Cage says: I wish i had a camera.

Xander "XXX" Cage says: I wish I had a camera.

Gibbons says: I wish I had a camera.

Yelena says: Why?

Agent Gibbons says: Because this is going to be one hell of a trick!

Xander Cage says: Because this is going to be one hell of a trick!