Asia Argento: News

Asia Argento’s destiny was written even before she was born. Her father Dario Argento was an influential filmmaker, her mother Daria Nicolodi was an actress, and her uncle Claudio Argento was a producer. As it turned out, Argento became all of those and more - filmmaker, actress, producer, writer, etc. Born on September 20, 1975, in Rome, Argento began acting at the age of nine. She made her debut in a TV series called ‘Sogni e bisogni’ in 1985. She made her feature film debut in her father’s 1986 film ‘Demons 2.’ Her debut in a lead role came in Cristina Comencini’s film ‘Zoo’ in 1988. She soon became the go-to actress for those directors who wanted an intense style of acting for their characters. Argento made her directorial debut in 1994 by directing a segment of the film ‘De Generazione’ in 1994. Her first feature film as a director was ‘Scarlet Diva’ in 2000. She has also written and published several short stories like ‘Dynamo,’ ‘Sette,’ ‘Village,’ etc. In 2021, she published her autobiography ‘Anatomy of a Wild Heart.’ She has won the David di Donatello Award for Best Actress in 1994 and 1997, and the Golden Ciak Award for Best Actress in 1994 and 1996. Argento came into the international spotlight in 2017 by being one of the leading voices of the #MeToo movement. In 2018, a New York Times article alleged that she sexually assaulted actor Jimmy Bennett when he was a minor.

25 Jan 2021

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Woke up naked in his bed: Actress accuses Rob Cohen

Italian actor-director Asia Argento has accused The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen of sexual assault.

23 Aug 2018


Jimmy Bennett, who accused Asia Argento of sexual-harassment, was 'ashamed'

Jimmy Bennett, who earlier this week accused actress Asia Argento of sexually harassing him when he was just 17, spoke about his choice to stay silent on the abuse.

20 Aug 2018


#SheToo? Actress Argento, who accused Weinstein, paid her own accuser

Italian actress Asia Argento grabbed the spotlight when she became one of the first women to speak out against Harvey Weinstein's sexual transgressions.

21 May 2018


Asia Argento condemns Weinstein in fiery Cannes speech, warns others

In a rousing #MeToo speech at the closing ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Italian actress Asia Argento called out disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in an uncompromising manner.