Asia Argento biography

Damn roles September 20, 1975

Who is Asia Argento?

Daughter of Italian Director Dario Argento was born in Rome on September 20, 1975 as Asia Aria Anna Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento.

Her mother is actress Daria Nicolodi fiorentina to sister flower is a popular actress. It seems so natural that even Asia has chosen to take the easy road film. He made his debut early just nine years in the tv film "Sogni e bisogni (1984), directed by Sergio Citti.

Four years later Asia-has only 13 years-already has a starring role in the movie "Zoo" (1988) directed by Cristina Comencini, the daughter-she-art of Luigi Comencini. The following year Nanni Moretti chose Asia Argento in "Palombella rossa" of his alter ego's daughter, Michele Apicella.

Together with his father Dario works in four films, the genre that made him famous. Asia is in the cast of "the Church" by Michele Soavi (1989), written and produced but not directed by Dario Argento. The other three films are directed by his father: "Trauma" (1993), "La sindrome di Stendhal (1996) and" the Phantom of the Opera "(1998).

Experiences with other directors to say Asia on the big screen. Among his best evidence there is "Le amiche del cuore (1992) by Michele Placido, films with which Asia gets many plaudits in the role of somber and sensitive Simona, slave father's incestuous. Carlo Verdone wants in "Perdiamoci di vista (1994): with this movie gets two major awards, the David di Donatello, the Ciak d'Oro and as Arianna, the paraplegic girl endowed with unbridled vitality that unmasks the mire of a presenter looking for human cases to create audience.

In 1996 gets her second David di Donatello Award for the film "traveling companion" by Peter Del Monte; Asia plays Cora, in charge of tracking an elder and goggle-eyed tramp through Italy.

Then appears in the brilliant role of a bank robber in "Viola bacia tutti" (1997), directed by Giovanni Veronesi.

His international career began in the film "New Rose Hotel" (1998) by American Director Abel Ferrara. From here onwards Asia Argento will work abroad; in France participates in the umpteenth Edition of "Les Miserables", directed by Josée Dayan, playing the role of hapless Eponine. Then fly to the United States, where it appears in the action film "XxX", by Rob Cohen.

In 1994 he decided to try to work as the father behind the camera: he debuted with the short film "perspectives", entered in the collective degeneration, then in the video "your tongue on my heart" presented at the Locarno Film Festival of 1999.

"Scarlet Diva" is his first feature film, 2000 's: Asia shows here familiar in operating the camera, although the film did not get success initially hoped.

Four years later, he directed "the heart is deceitful above all things", filmed in the USA.

In 2005 she starred in the film "Last Days" by Gus Van Sant.

Asia Argento is also a writer of short stories and poems, new age singer and Director of several music videos for Italian singer Loredana Bertè.

In life was Marco Castoldi's Companion, aka Morgan, also known as lead singer of the band rock-psychedelic "Tommie". Together in 2001 they had a daughter, Anna Lou.