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Full Name: Asia Argento
Height: 5' 6"
Date of Birth: 20th September 1975
Place of Birth: Rome, Italy
At a Glance: Asia made her debut at the age of nine in Sergio Citi’s
Sogni e bisagni (1985). She worked in Cristina Comencini’s first film Zoo
in leading role.
In 1993 she won the David di Donatello for Best Actress (‘93-’94) in Carlo
Verdone’s Perdiamoci di vista in which she played Arianna, a physically
In 1994, Argento started directing two short films, Prospective and A
ritroso. In 1996 she directed a documentary film on her father and in 1998
one on Abel Ferrara, Abel/Asia, which won her the Rome Film Festival Award.
In 1997 she made three films: Michael Radford’s English language B. Monkey,
filmed in Great Britain; Abel Ferrara’s New Rose Hotel, filmed in the U.S.;
and Giovanni Veronesi’s Viola bacia tutti, which was a huge commercial hit
In 1999 she made her debut in feature film direction, Scarlet Diva, for
which she was the leading actress and author of the screenplay.
Also in 2000, Argento played the role of Eponine in the epic miniseries
version of Les Miserables, directed by Josee Dayan and starring Gerard
Depardieu and John Malkovich.
In June of 2001, Asia gave birth to her first child, Anna Lou. The father
is musician Marco Castoldi (''Morgan'') from the Italian band Bluvertigo.
Asia is slated to appear in two movies in 2002: the French feature La
Sirene Rouge and the American action thriller, XXX, with Vin Diesel.
Asia Argento is also famous as an author. She wrote number of short stories
which were published in famous magazines like Village, Max etc. Her first
novel, I Love You Kirk, was published in October 1999.