Last Updated on Friday, 16 October 2009 00:34
Asia Argento was born at Rome, Italy Asia is (38) old and her birth sign is Libra
Asia Aria Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento
5' 6" (1.68 m)
Has a daughter named Anna Lou born in Lugano on June the 20th 2001 with rock and roll musician Morgan from the Italian band, 'Bluvertigo'.
Fantasma dell'opera, Il (1998) (The Phantom of the Opera) is the third film Asia has made with her director father, Dario Argento; in 1992, she made Trauma (1993) (filmed in the US) and Sindrome di Stendhal, La (1996) in 1996. Asia Argento was born into a family of actors and movie-makers (her mother is the actress Daria Nicolodi) and is one of the most sought-after actresses of the moment. She made her debut when she was only nine years old in Sergio Citti's "Sogni e bisogni" (1984) (mini). In 1988, she had the leading role in Cristina Comencini's first film Zoo (1989) and was part of the cast of Chiesa, La (1989), directed by Michele Soavi. The following year, she played Nanni Moretti's daughter in Palombella rossa (1989) (also directed by Nanni Moretti).
It was with Amiche del cuore, Le (1992), written and directed by Michele Placido that Asia's career really took off and she was able to move on from playing very young girls to more mature, complex roles. The movie was well received at Cannes film Festival. In Trauma (1993) she worked for the first time with her father, playing an anorexic girl in search of her parents' killer.
Asia's absorbed, intense style of acting was well-used in Giuseppe Piccioni's Condannato a nozze (1993). In 1993 she co-starred in Carlo Verdone's Perdiamoci di vista! (1994) in which she played Arianna, a physically disabled girl - an intricate, difficult role which won her the David di Donatello for best actress ('93-'94). She also had a featured role in the international cast of Reine Margot, La (1994) directed by 'Patrice Chereau' . In 1995, she worked with Michel Piccoli in Peter Del Monte's Compagna di viaggio (1996), which again won her a David di Donatello and a Grolla d'oro.
In 1994, Asia turned her hand to directing two short films: 'Prospettive' (an episode of the film DeGenerazione (1994)) and 'A ritroso'. In 1996, she directed a documentary on her father, and, in 1998, one on Abel Ferrara Abel/Asia which won her the Rome Film Festival award. In 1999, Asia made her debut directing a feature film entitled Scarlet Diva (2000) for which she is the leading actress and author of the screenplay. Scarlet Diva has been released in May 2000 in Italy, and the rest of the world. The movie won an award at the Williamsburg Brooklyn Film Festival. In 2001 after directing a number of music videos she gave birth to her first daughter, Anna Lou. In 2002 she's starring in Sirène rouge, La (2002) by Olivier Megaton with Jean-Marc Barr and the action thriller _XXX (2002)_ directed by Rob Cohen, with Vin Diesel.
Asia Argento is also the author of a number of short stories published in many prestigious magazines such as "Dynamo", "L'Espresso", "Sette" and "Village". Her first novel "I
ove You Kirk" has been published in Italy by Frassinelli Editrice in October 1999 and in France by Florent Massot in 2001.
Marco Morgan Castoldi (2001 - present) (filed for divorce) 1 child
Officially named Aria since the registration office did not accept Asia.
Born at 8:07am-CEDT
Daughter of Dario Argento and Daria Nicolodi
Granddaughter of Salvatore Argento
As of July 2001, has four tattoos: A eye on her left shoulder (acquired at age 14), two snakes entwined around a sun on her lower back, a winged angel on her lower abdomen, and the name "Anna" (after her deceased sister) over one of her ribs.
Daughter, Anna Lou, born June 20, 2001.
Younger, half-sister of actress Fiore Argento.
Niece of Claudio Argento.
Her first name is pronounced 'Aass-ee-ah'
Speaks Italian, French and English.
Her great-grandfather is Alfredo Casella, one of the most important composers of the Italian Futurism
Grand-daughter of Elda Luxardo, photographer, known as the Italian "Leni Riefenstahl".
Her daughter Anna Lou is named after her deceased sister Anna
Was the youngest female director in Italy
Made the first digital film in Italy
Her close friends are: Valeria Golino, Adrien Brody, Libero De Rienzo, Vera Gemma, Norman Reedus, JT LeRoy, Marilyn Manson and Rose McGowan.
In 2002, she and Brian Molko from the UK based rock band Placebo, along with techno act Trash Palace, re-made the song "Je t'aime moi non plus". The song was originally made famous in the 1970s by French singer Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin.
Engaged to actor Michael Pitt for few months in 2004.
Was engaged to actor Vincent Gallo (1998)
During the shooting of my directorial debut, I must never let myself go to any goliardery, even if I might think I am missing some fun, never mingle with the rest of the crew, because they are actors while I am the mirth of a rickety poem. They are solo artists, virtuosos - but I am the orchestra, the strings carpet where everybody has to lay. They are the public, while I am tonight's special event. I allow them to be instantly well-liked, but I must remain rigorous to reveal my eyes, I have to act out the things that never happen. When I think of my film, I don't take anything from the reality that I know, I suck only from the utopia/reality I would want to live. When I say my lines, the I have written for myself, I think about this, of a womb-like world where amniotic liquids protect me from injustices and the boogey man.
[In answer to the question "How do you want to be remembered?"] "As somebody who has done everything, but didn't know how to do anything."
"I want to be adopted by the french. I want to go to live in Paris. I want to live in a country where a guy like "Gaspar Noé" can direct his films without going to jail. I don't want to live in Italy, the country of the apes, and end up being an actress with an onion placed where I once had a heart, that instead of beating, it stinks."
"I care only about that. Almost
nly about cinema"
"Sometimes I think my father gave me life because he needed a lead actress for his films."
"I have nothing in my life besides my work. I am obsessed with it. I leave my house only when I'm forced to. All my life, I have felt that what I did was wrong. But now when I work I feel good about it."
Where are they now
(February 2004) Los Angeles, California