Asia Argento

Asia Argento

  • Highest Rated: 81% Queen Margot (La Reine Margot) (1994)
  • Lowest Rated: 13% Il Fantasma dell'Opera (The Phantom of the Opera) (1998)
  • Birthday: Sep 20, 1975
  • 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 Alien Crystal Palace Actor 2019
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 $3.6K 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
32% Boarding Gate Sandra 2008
48% Mother of Tears: The Third Mother Sarah 2007
76% Une Vieille Maîtresse (The Last Mistress) (An Old Mistress) Vellini $0.7M 2007
68% Go Go Tales Monroe 2007
56% Marie Antoinette Madame du Barry $16M 2006
No Score Yet Friendly Fire Actor 2006
75% Transylvania Zingarina 2006
No Score Yet Live Freaky! Die Freaky! Habagail Folger 2006
74% Land of the Dead Slack $20.5M 2005
57% Last Days Asia $0.4M 2005
41% The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Director Sarah Screenwriter 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 Love Bites Violaine 2001
No Score Yet Les Miserables Actor 2001
No Score Yet Dario Argento: An Eye For Horror Actor 2000
52% Scarlet Diva Anna Battista Screenwriter Director 2000
19% New Rose Hotel Sandii 1999
63% B. Monkey Beatrice 1999
13% Il Fantasma dell'Opera (The Phantom of the Opera) Christine 1998
77% La sindrome di Stendhal (The Stendhal Syndrome) Anna Manni 1996
No Score Yet Traveling Companion Cora 1996
81% Queen Margot (La Reine Margot) Charlotte de Sauve 1994
57% Trauma (Dario Argento's Trauma) Aura Petrescu 1993
64% The Church (La Chiesa) Lotte 1989
No Score Yet Palombella Rossa Valentina 1989
60% Demons 2: The Nightmare Returns Ingrid 1987

TV

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Credit

Year

No Score Yet Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown
2013-2018
Appearing
  • 2016
  • 2014

QUOTES FROM Asia Argento CHARACTERS

Yelena
I've been undercover here for two years.
Xander "XXX" Cage
Two years? What was your plan? To let them die of old age?
Xander "XXX" Cage
I wish i had a camera.
Xander "XXX" Cage
I wish I had a camera.
Gibbons
I wish I had a camera.
Yelena
Why?
Agent Gibbons
Because this is going to be one hell of a trick!
Xander Cage
Because this is going to be one hell of a trick!