Asia Argento Poster

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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.

Her first child is daughter Anna Lou Castoldi born June 20, 2001, in Lugano, Switzerland, with her former partner Marco Castoldi. Anna Lou is named after Asia's half-sister Anna Ceroli, who died in a motorcycle accident in 1994.

Half-sister of Fiore Argento.

Niece of Claudio Argento.

Her first name is pronounced "ah-SEE-ah.".

Speaks Italian, French, and English.

Granddaughter of photographer Elio Luxardo, known as the Italian Leni Riefenstahl.

Was the youngest female director in Italy.

Made Italy's first digital film.

Her close friends are Valeria Golino, Adrien Brody, Libero De Rienzo, Vera Gemma, Norman Reedus, Laura Albert , Marilyn Manson, and Rose McGowan.

The Welsh Hardcore/metal band Hondo Maclean, named a song after her. Once she heard it, she offered to do a publicity photo for them. It appeared on the back of their "Plans for a Better Day" EP.

Ran away from home at 14.

Claims that she fell in love with Marco Castoldi, singer of Bluvertigo and father of her daughter Anna Lou, at first sight.

Starred in three films that were screened at 2007 Cannes Film Festival: Catherine Breillat's The Last Mistress (2007), Olivier Assayas' Boarding Gate (2007) and Abel Ferrara's Go Go Tales (2007).

Her second child is a boy named Nicola Giovanni (b. September 15th, 2008) with her ex-husband Michele Civetta.

Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 62nd Cannes International Film Festival in 2009.

Resides in Los Angeles, California. [February 2004]

Living in Rome. [June 2007]

In October 2017, Argento alleged in a New Yorker article by Ronan Farrow that she had been sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein during the Cannes Film Festival in 1997. She confirmed that a scene in her feature debut Scarlet Diva (2000) - where her character is accosted by a movie executive - was indeed a reference to Weinstein.

In early 2017, it was reported by several Italian news sources that Argento was in a relationship with celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain died of an apparent suicide in Kaysersberg-Vignoble, Haut-Rhin, France, on 8 June 2018.