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Asia Argento

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Birthplace:   Rome, Italy
One of Italy's most popular actresses, Asia Argento has been labeled on more than one occasion in her native country as "the face of the new generation." The daughter of legendary horror director Dario Argento and stage actress Daria Nicolodi, Argento was born in Rome on September 20, 1975. She broke into film at the tender age of nine and has gone on to enjoy an illustrious and acclaimed career. Although the actress' early prospects were undoubtedly aided by her father's famous name -- she has appeared in a number of his films -- she has become known as an actress in her own right, winning two David di Donatello awards (the Italian Oscar) and two Ciacks (the Italian Golden Globe), among other honors. Argento has acted for a number of non-Italian directors, most notably Patrice Chéreau in La Reine Margot (1994) and Michael Radford in B. Monkey (1998). The latter film, which starred Argento as a master thief alongside Rupert Everett and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, succeeded in giving her an initial introduction to American art house audiences. In addition to acting, Argento is also a screenwriter and director with a growing number of credits to her name. The handover to then new millennium found the now-established actress following in the footsteps of her father with the release of her directorial debut, Scarlet Diva (2000). A semi-autobiographical tale that journied into the frenzied mind of an actress fueled by excess, Scarlet Diva combined the garish visuals of her father's cinematic heyday with the sensory overload that defined cinema of the millennial crossover. With B. Monkey and Abel Ferrara's New Rose Hotel failing to gain Argento as much stateside exposure as may have been anticipated and Scarlett Diva still not having found suitable distribution in the U.S., the release of numerous articles and photo spreads in such magazines as Bizarre, Maxim and Entertainment Weekly began to generate a substantial buzz surrounding the release of what would be her biggest American film to date, XXX. As the mysterious love interest of Vin Diesel, Argento seemed poised for the elusive international success that, though she had no doubt gained a reputation as a desirable dark goddess on the glossy pages of men's magazines nationwide, had yet to cement itself in celluliod form.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet De la guerre (On War)
  • Uma
2015
80% Incompresa (Misunderstood)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2015
No Score Yet Shongram
  • Actor
2014
14% Dracula 3D
  • Lucy
$0.1M 2013
No Score Yet Cadences obstinées
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Gli sfiorati (Drifters)
  • Beatrice
2012
No Score Yet Do Not Disturb
  • Monica
2012
No Score Yet Isole (Islands)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet On War (De la guerre)
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet King Shot
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Diamant 13
  • Calhoune
2009
30% Boarding Gate
  • Sandra
2008
50% Mother of Tears: The Third Mother
  • Sarah
2007
77% Une Vieille Maîtresse (The Last Mistress) (An Old Mistress)
  • Vellini
$0.7M 2007
67% Go Go Tales
  • Monroe
2007
55% Marie Antoinette
  • Madame du Barry
$16.0M 2006
No Score Yet Friendly Fire
  • Actor
2006
74% Transylvania
  • Zingarina
2006
No Score Yet Live Freaky! Die Freaky!
  • Habagail Folger
2006
73% Land of the Dead
  • Slack
$20.5M 2005
57% Last Days
  • Asia
$0.4M 2005
41% The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
  • Screenwriter
  • Sarah
  • Director
2004
No Score Yet The Keeper
  • Gina
2004
No Score Yet Ginostra
  • Actor
2002
48% XXX
  • Yelena
$141.2M 2002
No Score Yet La Sirene Rouge
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Red Siren
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Les Miserables
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Dario Argento: An Eye For Horror
  • Actor
2000
50% Scarlet Diva
  • Anna Battista
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2000
19% New Rose Hotel
  • Sandii
1999
61% B. Monkey
  • Beatrice
1999
13% Il Fantasma dell'Opera (The Phantom of the Opera)
  • Christine
1998
73% La sindrome di Stendhal (The Stendhal Syndrome)
  • Anna Manni
1996
No Score Yet Traveling Companion
  • Cora
1996
80% Queen Margot (La Reine Margot)
  • Charlotte de Sauve
1994
67% Trauma (Dario Argento's Trauma)
  • Aura Petrescu
1993
64% La Chiesa (The Church) (Cathedral of Demons)
  • Lotte
1989
No Score Yet Palombella Rossa
  • Valentina
1989
56% Demons 2: The Nightmare Returns
  • Ingrid
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown
2013-2016
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • 2016

Quotes from Asia Argento's Characters