Asia Argento Biography (1975-)

Full name, Asia Aria Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento; given name is pronounced Ah-see-a; born September 20, 1975, in Rome, Italy; daughter of Dario Argento (a director, producer, writer, and actor) and Daria Nicolodi (a stage actressand writer); great-granddaughter of Alfredo Casella (a composer); granddaughter of Elda Luxardo (a photographer); children: (with musician Marco "Morgan"Castoldi) Anna Lou. Addresses: Agent: Steve Kenis and Co., 72 Dean St., London W1D 3SG, England.; Manager: Brian Young, Untitled Entertainment, 331North Maple Dr., 2nd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Actress, director, writer, producer, photographer
Birth Details
September 20, 1975
Rome, Italy

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Ingrid Haller, Demoni 2 (also known as Demons 2, Demons2: The Nightmare Is Back, Demons 2: The Nightmare Returns, and Demoni 2: L'incubo ritorna), Imperial Entertainment, 1986
  • Martina, Zoo, Ital-Noleggio Cinematografico/Reteitalia/Vega Film Productions, 1989
  • Valentina, Palombella rossa (also known as The Red Dove andRed Wood Pigeon), International Film Circuit, 1989
  • Lotte, La chiesau (also known as Cathedral of Demons, The Church, Demon Cathedral, Demons 3, and In the Land ofthe Demons), 1989, South Gate Entertainment, 1991
  • Simona (some sources cite Sabrina), Le amiche del cuore (also known as Close Friends), Clerni Cinematografica, 1992
  • Olivia, Condannato a nozze (also known as Condemned to Wed), Esterno Mediterraneo Film/Penta Film, 1993
  • Aura Petrescu, Trauma (also known as Dario Argento's "Trauma"), Republic, 1993
  • Lorna, DeGenerazione, Mox & Fox/Notorious, 1994
  • Arianna, Perdiamoci di vista! (also known as Let's Not Keep inTouch), Penta Distribuzione, 1994
  • Charlotte of Sauve, La reine Margot (also known as Queen Margot, Die Bartholomaeusnacht, and La regina Margot), Miramax, 1994
  • Cousin, Il cielo e sempre piu blu (also known as Bits and Pieces), Colorado Film Production/Fandango, 1995
  • Cora, Compagna di viaggio (also known as Traveling Companion), Acadra Distribution, 1996
  • Detective Anna Manni, La sindrome di Stendhal (also known as Stendhal's Syndrome and The Stendhal Syndrome), Troma Films, 1996
  • Viola, Viola vacia tutti (also known as Viola Kisses Everybody), Kidmark, 1998
  • Sandii, New Rose Hotel, Mondo Films/New Films International, 1998
  • Herself, Abel/Asia, 1998
  • Beatrice (title role), B. Monkey (also known as B. Monkey--unadonna da salvare), 1996, Miramax, 1999
  • Christine Daae, Il fantasma dell'opera (also known as Dario Argento's "The Phantom of the Opera" and The Phantom of the Opera), A-Pix Entertainment, 1998
  • La tua lingua sul mio cuore (short film; also known as Your Tongue on My Heart), 1999
  • Anna Battista, Scarlet Diva, 2000, Shriek Show, 2002
  • L'assenzio, 2001
  • Violaine Charlier, Les morsures de l'aube (also known as Love Bites), Minerva Pictures, 2001
  • Anita, La sirene rouge (also known as The Red Siren), LionsGate Films, 2002
  • Yelena, xXx (also known as Triple X), Columbia, 2002
  • The nun, Ginostra, Bac Films, 2002
  • Starring (short film), 2003
  • Voice of Habagail Folger, Live Freaky Die Freaky, Hellcat Pictures, 2003
  • Gina, The Keeper, Gativideo, 2004
  • Sarah, The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (also known as Le livre de Jeremie), Palm Pictures, 2004
  • Asia, Last Days, Fine Line, 2005
  • Cindy Sherman (the model), Cindy: The Doll Is Mine, MK2 Diffusion,2005
  • Slack, Land of the Dead (also known as George A. Romero's "Landof the Dead" and George Romero's "Land of the Dead"), Universal,2005
  • Film Director
  • "Prospettive," DeGenerazione, Mox & Fox/Notorious, 1994
  • A ritroso (short film), 1994
  • Abel/Asia, 1998
  • La tua lingua sul mio cuore (short film; also known as Your Tongue on My Heart), 1999
  • Scarlet Diva, 2000, Shriek Show, 2002
  • (And producer) La scomparsa (short film), 2000
  • L'assenzio, 2001
  • The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (also known as Le livrede Jeremie), Palm Pictures, 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Herself, Sogni e bisogni, 1984
  • Eponine Thenardier, Les Miserables (also known as Les Miserables--Gefangene des Schicksals and Los miserables), Fox Family Channel, 2000
  • Host, 125 milioni di caz ... te, 2001
  • Movies
  • Sally La Chevre, Milady, 2004
  • Specials
  • Interviewee, Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror, Independent Film Channel, 2000
  • Herself, Dream of the Dead, Independent Film Channel, 2005
  • Episodic
  • "Giallo Natale," Turno di notte, 1987
  • Herself, Tout le monde en parle, 2001
  • Herself, "XXx," Player$, G4, 2002
  • Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2002
  • Herself, "Tarantino Special," Tracks, 2004
  • Guest, Le grand journal de Canal+, 2005
  • Guest, 20h10 petantes, 2005
  • Guest, Tracks, 2005
  • Herself (in archive footage), Cinema mil, Television de Catalunya(Spain), 2005
  • Videos
  • Performer, director, creative producer, and supervising producer, Loredasia (music videos), 2000
  • Herself, xXx: A Filmmaker's Diary, Columbia, 2003
  • Herself (in archive footage), Two Master's Eyes, 2003
  • Director, Lest We Forget: The Video Collection (music videos), Polydor, 2004
  • Director of the music videos "This Picture" by Placebo, 2003; "sAint" byMarilyn Manson, 2003; and "Eight" by Marilyn Manson, 2004.
  • Albums; Contributing Vocalist
  • Slicker, Hard Track, Hefty Records, 2001
  • Trash Palace, Positions, Discograph Records, 2003
  • Hector Zazou, L'absence, Taktic Music, 2004
  • Also vocalist on the album RYLZ by Royalize, Royalty Records.
  • Screenplays
  • DeGenerazione, Mox & Fox/Notorious, 1994
  • La tua lingua sul mio cuore (short film; also known as Your Tongue on My Heart), 1999
  • Scarlet Diva, 2000, Shriek Show, 2002
  • L'assenzio, 2001
  • (With J. T. LeRoy) The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (also known as Le livre de Jeremie; based on short stories by LeRoy), Palm Pictures, 2004
  • Songs Featured in Films
  • "The Animal Farm Rhyme," Non ho sonno (also known as I Can't Sleep and Sleepless), 2001
  • Videos
  • Loredasia (music videos), 2000
  • Other
  • I Love You Kirk (novel), Frassinelli Editrice, 1999
  • Contributor of short stories and photographs to magazines, including Dynamo, L'espresso, Sette, and Village.

Further Reference


    • Bizarre, July, 2001, pp. 52-54, 56, 58
    • Black Book, February, 2005, pp. 76-77
    • Entertainment Weekly, June 28, 2002, p. 41
    • Femme Fatales, December, 2000, pp. 40-47, 51
    • Gear, May, 1999
    • Interview, May, 1998
    • Movieline, April, 1997, p. 16
    • Premiere, March, 1998, p. 40
    • Rolling Stone, September 5, 2002, pp. 40-43
    • Total Movie & Entertainment, August, 2002, pp. 52-57
    • Asia Argento Official Site,, October 17,2005

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