Asia Argento is an Italian actress and film director, known for her controversial dramatic roles and her intense acting style. She was born in Rome on 20 September 1975 into a family of actors, moviemakers and musicians: Argento is the daughter of filmmaker Dario Argento and the actress Daria Nicolodi as well as the granddaughter of the film producer Salvatore Argento and Futurist composer Alfredo Casella. She began her career at a young age, starring in her father's production of the horror film ‘Demons 2’ in 1986 at the age of eleven. Her compelling portrayal of a young girl, sexually abused by her father in Michele Placido's L'Amiche del Cuore (1992) won Argento rave reviews at the Cannes film festival and Argento continued her success when she went on to win the first of her two prestigious David Di Donatello awards for her portrayal of a young paraplegic in Carlo Verdone's ‘Perdiamoci Di Vista! (Let's Not Keep in Touch!)’ (1994). Her second was for her role as a self discovering teen in ‘Travelling Companion.’ In her twenty years of acting, Argento has worked with many leading directors including Nanni Moretti, Patrice Chéreau, Abel Ferrara and Sofia Coppola, as well as recently directing her own features. Her directorial debut, ‘Scarlet Diva’ (2000), was a semi-autobiographical portrait of a jaded young international starlet.

Selected Films

  • 'Demoni 2', (1986)
  • 'Palombella Rossa', (1988)
  • 'La Chiesa', (1989)
  • 'Trauma', (1993)
  • 'La Reine Margot', (1994)
  • 'The Stendhal Syndrome', (1996)
  • 'New Rose Hotel', (1998)
  • 'B. Monkey', (1998)
  • 'The Phantom of the Opera', (1998)
  • 'Les Misérables' (miniseries) (2000)
  • 'Scarlet Diva', (2000)
  • 'Red Siren', (2002)
  • 'xXx', (2002)
  • '(s)AINT', (2003) (Marilyn Manson music video)
  • 'The Keeper', (2004)
  • 'The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things', (2004)
  • 'Last Days', (2005)
  • 'Cindy: The Doll Is Mine', (2005)
  • 'Land of the Dead', (2005)
  • 'Live Freaky Die Freaky', (2006)
  • 'Sean Lennon's Friendly Fire', (2006)
  • 'Marie-Antoinette', (2006)
  • 'Coin Locker Babies', (2006)
  • 'Transylvania', (2006)
  • 'Une Vieille Maîtresse aka The Last Mistress', (2007)
  • 'Désengagement', (2007)
  • 'Boarding Gate', (2007)
  • 'The Mother of Tears', (2007)
  • 'De la Guerre', (2008)



  1. 19 Apr 2012
    Asia Argento features in a project.

    Don't Bother To Knock

  2. 22 Mar 2012
    Asia Argento features in a project.

    Fashion Fetish

  3. 14 Dec 2006
    Asia Argento features in a project.

    Bal Masqué