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Asia Argento

Asia Argento is a director, writer and actress. She recently directed and starred in The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things and adapted the screenplay from the short story collection by J.T. LeRoy. She made her feature directorial debut with Scarlet Diva, which she starred in and wrote.

As an actress, Argento's credits include Rob Cohen's box office smash XXX; Michael Radford's B. Monkey; Abel Ferrara's New Rose Hotel; and Patrice Chéreau's Queen Margot.

The daughter of famed director Dario Argento and actress/screenwriter Daria Nicolodi, Argento began her acting career at the age of nine and has starred in three films by her father: Trauma, The Stendhal Syndrome and The Phantom of the Opera. She has published numerous short stories and is the author of a novel I Love You Kirk.

Argento recently completed filming Sofia Coppola's Marie-Antoinette. She will also soon be seen in Gus Van Sant's upcoming Last Days, starring with Michael Pitt and Lukas Haas.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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Asia Argento Facts

Birth NameAsia Aria Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento
OccupationActress, Director, Writer
BirthdaySeptember 20, 1975 (42)
SignVirgo
BirthplaceRome, Italy
Height5' 6" (1m68)  How tall is Asia Argento compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Marie Antoinette
The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things
Demons 2
Bits and Pieces
XXX
George A. Romero's Land of the Dead
Queen Margot
Gus Van Sant's Last Days
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