Asia Argento

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Asia Argento
Argento at 2018 Cannes Film Festival
Aria Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento

(1975-09-20) 20 September 1975 (age 48)
Other namesAria Argento
Occupation(s)Actress, director, singer, model, DJ, writer
Years active1985–present
Michele Civetta
(m. 2008; div. 2013)
PartnerMarco Castoldi (2000–2006)

Asia Argento (Italian: [ˈaːsja arˈdʒɛnto]; born Aria Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento; 20 September 1975)[1] is an Italian actress, singer, model, activist and director. She is the daughter of filmmaker Dario Argento.

Argento is best known for her roles in the movies XXX (2002), Land of the Dead (2005) and Marie Antoinette (2006).

Argento was in a relationship with celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain from early 2017 until his suicide in 2018.[2][3]

In the #MeToo movement she is thought to be one of the most vocal leaders of the movement. She was one of the many women abused by Harvey Weinstein.[4]

In August 2018, an article published in The New York Times revealed that she sexually assaulted Jimmy Bennett, a then 17-year-old actor and musician, in a California hotel in 2013, and arranged to pay $380,000 to her accuser.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Asia Argento Biography (1975–)". Retrieved 10 August 2008.
  2. "Anthony Bourdain shows off romance with Italian star Asia Argento". 16 May 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  3. "Asia Argento Says Anthony Bourdain's Suicide 'Obsession' Is 'Heart Wrenching:' 'I Never Knew'". Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  4. Nyren, Erin (2018-08-20). "Asia Argento Settled With Sexual Assault Accuser Last Year (Report)". Variety. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
  5. Severson, Kim (August 19, 2018). "Asia Argento, Who Accused Weinstein, Made Deal With Her Own Accuser". The New York Times. Retrieved August 20, 2018.

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