10 Facts About Asia Argento


In 2000, Asia Argento directed and wrote her first fiction feature film, Scarlet Diva, which her father co-produced.


In 2014, Asia Argento played supporting role in the British film Shongram, a fictional romantic drama based around the factual and historical events of the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.


That year, while promoting the film, Asia Argento stated that she was not going to act anymore and that she had decided to concentrate on writing and directing.


Besides Italian, Asia Argento speaks English and French, which she learned for her role in Les Morsures de L'Aube.


In 2009, Asia Argento signed a petition in support of film director Roman Polanski, calling for his release after Polanski was arrested in Switzerland in relation to his 1977 charge for drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl.


Later, Asia Argento stated that the "article did a huge disservice to me and to my truth by simplifying all this", and accused Farrow of "misrepresenting" what happened to her.


The alleged assault occurred in 2013 when he was two months past his 17th birthday in a hotel room in California where the age of consent is 18; Asia Argento was 37 at the time.

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In 2012, Asia Argento was highlighted in the retrospective Asia Argento: Il Cinema Nel Sangue at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.