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      Asia Argento

      Asia Argento

      Highest Rated: 100% Vera (2022)

      Lowest Rated: 10% Phantom of the Opera (1998)

      Birthday: Sep 20, 1975

      Birthplace: Rome, Italy

      Asia Argento stepped out of her horror maestro father's shadows with award-winning roles in "Perdiamoci di vista" (1994) and "Traveling Companion" (1996) before becoming a provocative director herself and a pivotal figure in Hollywood's #MeToo movement. Born in Rome, Italy in 1975 to cult horror auteur Dario Argento and model Daria Nicolodi, Asia Argento made her big screen debut aged nine in "Demons 2" (1986) and two years later took the leading role of runaway Martina in "Zoo" (1988). After appearing as sole survivor Lotte in "The Church" (1989), Nanni Moretti's daughter in "Red Wood Pigeon" (1989) and troubled teen Simona in "Close Friends" (1992), Argento was directed by her father for the first time playing an anorexia sufferer in "Trauma" (1993), and then as a serial killer-pursuing detective in "The Stendhal Syndrome" (1996). Argento truly proved she was a star in her own right when she won Best Actress at Italy's answer to the Oscars for her turns as paraplegic Arianna in comedy "Perdiamoci di vista" (1994) and waitress Cora in coming-of-age "Traveling Companion" (1996). Argento then ventured into English-language cinema with cyberpunk thriller "New Rose Hotel" (1998), portrayed Christine Daae in her father's take on "The Phantom of the Opera" (1998) and Eponine in miniseries "Les Miserables" (2000), and starred as seductive thieves in both "Viola Kisses Everybody" (1998) and "B. Monkey" (1998). Having previously helmed the "Prospettive" segment of horror anthology "DeGenerazione" (1994) and documentary shorts about her father and Abel Ferrara, Argento made her feature-length directorial debut with "Scarlet Diva" (2000), a semi-autobiographical tale she also starred in, and followed it up with "The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things" (2004), a provocative adaptation of JT Leroy's same-named novel in which she played a drug-addicted prostitute single mother. After appearing as undercover spy Yelena in her first blockbuster, "xXx" (2002), Argento worked with Gus Van Sant on "Last Days" (2005), George A. Romero on "Land of the Dead" (2005) and Sofia Coppola on "Marie Antoinette" (2006). But she spent the rest of the decade focusing on European cinema, landing major roles in "Transylvania" (2006), "Boarding Gate" (2007) and "The Last Mistress" (2007), playing an American art student in Dario Argento's "The Mother of Tears" (2007) and showing up as an exotic dancer in "Go Tales" (2007) and cult leader in "On War" (2008). After adding the likes of "Horses" (2011), "Islands" (2011) and "Baciato dalla fortuna" (2011) to her filmography, Argento portrayed heiress Lucy Kisslinger in "Dracula 3D" (2012), starred in French-Portuguese romance "Obsessive Rhythms" and Bangladesh Liberation War drama "Shongram" (2014), and directed her third feature film, "Misunderstood" (2014), a tragicomedy about a neglected teen coping with her parents' divorce. In 2017 Argento helped to kickstart the #MeToo movement after alleging in a New Yorker article that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein had sexually assaulted her in the 1990s. A year later Argento herself was accused of a similar offence by Jimmy Bennett, an actor aged 17 at the time of the alleged 2013 incident.

      Highest rated movies

      Vera
      Queen Margot
      The Last Mistress
      Transylvania
      The Stendhal Syndrome
      Land of the Dead
      Go Go Tales
      The Church

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      B. MONKEY, Asia Argento, 1999 THE LAST MISTRESS, (aka UNE VIEILLE MAITRESSE), Asia Argento, Fu'ad Ait Aattou, 2007. ©IFC Films THE LAST MISTRESS, (UNE VIEILLE MAITRESSE), Asia Argento, 2007. ©IFC Films THE LAST MISTRESS, (aka UNE VIEILLE MAITRESSE), Fu'ad Ait Aattou, Asia Argento, 2007. ©IFC Films THE LAST MISTRESS, (aka UNE VIEILLE MAITRESSE), Asia Argento, Fu'ad Ait Aattou, 2007. ©IFC Films THE LAST MISTRESS, (UNE VIEILLE MAITRESSE), Asia Argento, 2007. ©IFC Films THE LAST MISTRESS, (UNE VIEILLE MAITRESSE), Asia Argento, Fu'ad Ait Aattou, 2007. ©IFC Films THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS, Jeremy Renner, Jimmy Bennett, Asia Argento, 2004, (c) Palm Pictures THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS, Asia Argento, 2004, (c) Palm Pictures THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS, Cole/Dylan Sprouse, Asia Argento, 2004. ©Palm Pictures THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS, director Asia Argento, on set, 2004. ©Palm Pictures TRANSYLVANIA, Asia Argento, 2006. ©Princes Films THE LAST MISTRESS, (UNE VIEILLE MAITRESSE), Asia Argento, 2007. ©IFC Films THE LAST MISTRESS, (aka UNE VIEILLE MAITRESSE), Asia Argento, Fu'ad Ait Aattou, 2007. ©IFC Films XXX, Vin Diesel, Marton Csokas, Asia Argento, 2002, (c) Columbia DARIO ARGENTO'S PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, (aka IL FANTASMA DELL'OPERA), Asia Argento, 1998 SCARLET DIVA, Jean Shepard, Asia Argento, 2000 THE LAST MISTRESS, (UNE VIEILLE MAITRESSE), Asia Argento, 2007. ©IFC Films SCARLET DIVA, Asia Argento, Dario Argento, 2000 THE LAST MISTRESS, (UNE VIEILLE MAITRESSE), Asia Argento, Fu'ad Ait Aattou, 2007. ©IFC Films

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      94% 71% Dario Argento Panico Self - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Let Her Kill You Anne (Character) - 2023
      33% 42% Padre Pio Tall Man (Character) - 2022
      52% 42% Dark Glasses Rita (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Glasses Unknown (Character) - 2022
      100% No Score Yet Vera Unknown (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet From my house in da house Self - 2021
      20% No Score Yet Agony Isidora (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Frida. Viva la Vida Unknown (Guest Star) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alien Crystal Palace Sybille Atlante (Character) - 2018
      81% 62% Misunderstood Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shongram Sarah (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Voice Thief Naya (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Obsessive Rhythms Margo (Character) - 2013
      17% 14% Argento's Dracula Lucy Kisslinger (Character) $3.1K 2012
      No Score Yet 17% Do Not Disturb Monica (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 32% Drifters Beatrice Plana (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Islands Martina (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Baciato dalla fortuna Betty (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Horses Madre (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 13% Diamond 13 Calhoune (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 0% On War Uma (Character) - 2008
      77% 59% The Last Mistress Vellini (Character) $785.0K 2007
      47% 27% Mother of Tears Sarah Mandy (Character) $54.9K 2007
      33% 20% Boarding Gate Sandra (Character) $49.3K 2007
      70% 27% Go Go Tales Monroe (Character) - 2007
      75% 80% Transylvania Zingarina (Character) - 2006
      57% 56% Marie Antoinette Madame du Barry (Character) $16.0M 2006
      58% 50% Last Days Asia (Character) $454.7K 2005
      74% 52% Land of the Dead Slack (Character) $20.4M 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cindy: The Doll Is Mine Cindy Sherman / The model (Character) - 2005
      43% 70% The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Sarah (Character),
      Director,
      Writer
      $26.1K 2004
      No Score Yet 27% The Keeper Gina (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Milady Sally La Chèvre (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 32% Ginostra The nun (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 39% The Red Siren Anita (Character) - 2002
      48% 58% XXX Yelena (Character) $141.2M 2002
      No Score Yet 44% La Sirene Rouge Unknown (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 43% Love Bites Violaine Charlier (Character) - 2001
      52% 52% Scarlet Diva Anna Battista (Character),
      Director,
      Writer
      - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Viola Kisses Everybody Unknown (Character) - 1998
      10% 22% Phantom of the Opera Christine Daaé (Character) - 1998
      24% 38% New Rose Hotel Argento (Character) $20.4K 1998
      60% 54% B. Monkey Beatrice (Character) $34.5K 1998
      75% 51% The Stendhal Syndrome Det. Anna Manni (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 78% Traveling Companion Cora (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Il Cielo E'Sempre Piu Blu Cousin (Character) - 1996
      82% 88% Queen Margot Charlotte of Sauve (Character) $11.3K 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perdiamoci di vista! Arianna (Character) - 1994
      50% 42% Trauma Aura Petrescu (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Condannato a nozze Olivia (Character) - 1993
      64% 49% The Church Lotte (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Lob Valentina (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 72% Palombella rossa Valentina (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zoo Martina (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 41% Demons 2 Ingrid Haller (Character) - 1986

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fading Gigolo Costanza (Character) 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Joe Bob's Helloween Unknown (Character) 2023