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Asia Argento Net Worth

Asia Argento Net Worth 2018: Wiki, Married, Family, Wedding, Salary, Siblings

Asia Aria Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento net worth is
$15 Million

Asia Aria Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento Wiki/Biography

Born Aria Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento on the 20th September 1975, in Rome, Italy, as Asia she is an award- winning actress, model, singer, and director, perhaps best known to the world as Yelena in the film “xXx” (2002), then as Sarah in the film “The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things” (2004), and as Martina in the film “Islands” (2011), among many other differing appearances.

Have you ever wondered how rich Asia Argento is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Argento’s wealth is as high as $16 million, an amount earned through her successful career in the entertainment industry, which has been active since the mid- ‘80s.

Asia Argento Net Worth $16 Million

Although her parents, actress Daria Nicolodi, and film director and screenwriter Dario Argento named her Asia, the city registry declined the name as a valid one, and her given name became Aria. However, as she was growing up, her parents called her Asia, and she bore the name into her professional career.

During her childhood, Asia got so little attention from her parents since they were quite busy working, so Asia was somewhat depressed and lonely.

However, her father used to read his own scripts to her as bedtime stories, and this only woke up her creativity. She wrote a book of poems before she turned ten years old, and also made an acting debut when she was cast in a minor role in the film directed by Sergio Citti, before in 1986 being cast in the film “Demons 2”, written and produced by her father. After that, Asia starred in the film “Zoo” in 1988, for which she won the Italian Golden Globe Award in the category Best Actress, and appeared in the horror “The Church” (1989) – on which her father also worked – alongside Nick Alexander, and Michele Soavi. Three years later she starred in the romantic drama “Close Friends”, while in 1993 she was given the lead role in the horror film “Trauma” (1993), directed by Dario Argento. Asia’s name was becoming more popular in Italian film industry, and with such successful films as “Perdiamoci di vista” (1994), “La syndrome di Stendhal” (1996), and “Il fatasma dell’ opera” (1998), only cemented her high position in the industry and with the public.

Thanks to her success in Italy, she tried herself in American productions, and made her debut in the mystery drama film “New Rose Hotel” (1998), next to Christopher Walken and Willem Dafoe, and the same year she starred in the romantic crime drama “B. Monkey”, directed by Michael Radford. She continued to appear in English language films throughout the early and mid- 2000s, making a breakthrough with the role of Yelena in the action film “xXx” (2002), starring Vin Diesel and Marton Csokas. She then appeared in Gus Van Sant’s biopic about legendary Seattle musician Kurt Cobain’s “Last Days” in 2005, and the same year starred in the horror “Land of the Dead”, alongside John Leguizamo and Simon Baker, while in 2006 she played Comtesse du Barry in the biopic about Marie Antoinette, who was played by Kirsten Dunst.

She then returned to Europe and expanded her filmography with such successful films as “Mother of Tears” (2007) and “The Last Mistress” the same year, while in 2008 she appeared in Bertrand Bonello’s war drama “On War”. In 2011 she portrayed Martina in Stefano Chiantini’s drama film “Isole”, for which she received an Italian Golden Globe for Best Actress, and the same year appeared in another Italian film “Glis fiorati”, followed by the French film “Cadences Obstinées”. Most recently, she has been working on the thriller “The Executrix”, which will be released late in 2017.

Aside from acting, Asia followed her father into writing and directing; some of her most successful enterprises are the drama film “Scarlet Diva” (2000), then another drama “The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things” (2004), and “Incompresa” (2014), which have also added to her wealth.

Regarding her personal life, Asia was married to film director Michele Civetta from 2008 until 2013; the couple has a son together. She has a daughter with her ex-boyfriend Marco Castoldi, born in 2001.

Most recent reports tell that Asia has commenced a romantic relationship with Anthony Bourdain.


Full NameAsia Argento
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 20, 1975
Place Of BirthRome, Lazio, Italy
Height5' 6" (1.68 m)
ProfessionActress, Director, Writer
NationalityItalian
SpouseMichele Civetta (m. 2008–2013)
ChildrenAnna Lou Castoldi, Nicola Giovanni Civetta
ParentsDario Argento, Daria Nicolodi
SiblingsFiore Argent, Anna Ceroli
PartnerMorgan
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/asiaargento
Instagramhttp://www.instagram.com/asiaargento
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000782/
AwardsDavid di Donatello for Best Actress, David di Donatello for Best Actress
NominationsNastro d'Argento for Best Screenplay, Prize of Un Certain Regard, Nastro d'Argento for Best Screenplay, Un Certain Regard Special Prize, Jury Prize - Un Certain Regard, Un Certain Regard Ensemble Prize
MoviesXXX, Scarlet Diva, Misunderstood, Dracula 3D, The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, The Stendhal Syndrome, The Mother of Tears, The Last Mistress, Land of the Dead, B. Monkey, The Phantom of the Opera, Boarding Gate, La Reine Margot, New Rose Hotel, Marie Antoinette, Demons 2, Go Go Tales, Trauma...
TV ShowsLes Misérables
#Trademark
1Often dresses in black
#Quote
1Movies have saved my life and I'm so grateful. I'm so shy and weird that if I didn't find a place in the world through movies, I don't know what I would've become.
2Italy to me is like the mean mother. Whatever I do, it's never good enough. People say I'm the queen of Cannes, but in Italy I get turned down for work.
3In Italy people think I'm a cliché. The dark lady, the bitch from hell. All they can see is that I'm naked.
4I always saw myself as really ugly. My father even told me I was ugly because I would shave my head and look like a boy. Then, when I was 21, I was offered this part in a movie where I was supposed to be really sexy [Michael Radford's B. Monkey (1998)]. It was strange for me to have to research femininity, but I found out these tricks for getting attention that I didn't know before. It was a kind of revenge, I guess, on all the kids who said I was ugly at school.
5After xXx (2002) came out, because of all the publicity, I was wearing Prada and going to the gym, and I had an agent in L.A. and all this shit that I've avoided for years. I felt that was expected of me, that I had to be a sexy bombshell. I started receiving all these offers for these kick-ass chick sort of roles. But it didn't make me very happy, to tell the truth, and after giving birth, it all felt different. I don't mean to sound like a bourgeois moralist, but it's true--I started thinking, "What is Anna [her daughter] going to think?"
6I tend to be a lazy actress, unless I'm pushed. Most of the time nothing much is required of directors, which is a pity. I've worked with very few directors who've asked of me what I asked of myself.
7In a way, when you talk so much about something, it does not belong to you any more. It's happened to me and my bad memories. I've manipulated them and now they could be parts of Gone with the Wind (1939).
8The questions about my father [director Dario Argento] get less and less, and I'm relieved about that. No, I wasn't upset by the things he did to me in his films. I never thought of it like it was me doing it, because he would say, "It's only a movie," and I thought the same.
9I have nothing in my life besides my work. I am obsessed with it. I leave my house only when I'm forced to. All my life, I have felt that what I did was wrong. But now when I work I feel good about it.
10Sometimes I think my father [director Dario Argento] gave me life because he needed a lead actress for his films.
11I care only about that. Almost only about cinema.
12I want to be adopted by the French. I want to go to live in Paris. I want to live in a country where a guy like Gaspar Noé can direct his films without going to jail. I don't want to live in Italy, the country of the apes, and end up being an actress with an onion placed where I once had a heart, that instead of beating, it stinks.
13[in answer to the question "How do you want to be remembered?"] As somebody who has done everything, but didn't know how to do anything.
14During the shooting of my directorial debut, I must never let myself go to any goliardery, even if I might think I am missing some fun, never mingle with the rest of the crew, because they are actors while I am the mirth of a rickety poem. They are solo artists, virtuosos - but I am the orchestra, the strings carpet where everybody has to lay. They are the public, while I am tonight's special event. I allow them to be instantly well-liked, but I must remain rigorous to reveal my eyes, I have to act out the things that never happen. When I think of my film, I don't take anything from the reality that I know, I suck only from the utopia/reality I would want to live. When I say my lines, the I have written for myself, I think about this, of a womb-like world where amniotic liquids protect me from injustices and the boogey man.
#Fact
1Living in Rome. [June 2007]
2Resides in Los Angeles, California. [February 2004]
3Served as a juror at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
4Her second child is a boy named Nicola Giovanni (b. September 15th, 2008) with her ex-husband Michele Civetta.
5Starred 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).
6Claims that she fell in love with Marco Castoldi, singer of Bluvertigo and father of her daughter Anna Lou, at first sight.
7Ran away from home at 14.
8The 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.
9Her close friends are Valeria Golino, Adrien Brody, Libero De Rienzo, Vera Gemma, Norman Reedus, Laura Albert , Marilyn Manson, and Rose McGowan.
10Made Italy's first digital film.
11Was the youngest female director in Italy.
12Granddaughter of photographer Elio Luxardo, known as the Italian Leni Riefenstahl.
13Her maternal grandmother, Fulvia Casella, was the daughter of Alfredo Casella, one of the most important composers of Italian Futurism, and of his wife, Yvonne Müller, who was a French Jew.
14Speaks Italian, French, and English.
15Her first name is pronounced "ah-SEE-ah.".
16Niece of Claudio Argento.
17Half-sister of Fiore Argento.
18Her first child is a daughter named Anna Lou 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.
19Granddaughter of Salvatore Argento.
20Daughter of Dario Argento and Daria Nicolodi.
21Born at 8:07am-CEDT
22Officially named Aria since the registration office did not accept Asia.

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Executrix2017post-productionIsidora
Mafiosa2014TV SeriesCharly
Rodolfo Valentino - La leggenda2014TV Mini-SeriesNatacha Rambova
Shongram2014Sarah
Cadences obstinées2013Margo
The Voice Thief2013ShortNaya
Firmeza2012ShortAsia
Do Not Disturb2012/IIIMonica
Dracula 3D2012Lucy Kisslinger
Gli sfiorati2011Beatrice Plana
Baciato dalla fortuna2011Betty
Sangue caldo2011TV SeriesAnna Rosi
Isole2011Martina
Cavalli2011Madre
Diamant 132009Calhoune
De la guerre2008Uma
Mother of Tears2007Sarah Mandy
The Last Mistress2007Vellini
Go Go Tales2007Monroe
Boarding Gate2007Sandra
Friendly Fire2006VideoGrand Dame
Transylvania2006Zingarina
Marie Antoinette2006Comtesse du Barry
Live Freaky Die Freaky2006Habagail Folger (voice)
Land of the Dead2005Slack
Cindy: The Doll Is Mine2005ShortCindy Sherman / The model
Last Days2005Asia
Milady2004TV MovieSally La Chèvre
The Keeper2004Gina
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things2004Sarah
Ginostra2002The Nun
xXx2002Yelena
The Red Siren2002Anita
L'assenzio2001Short
Les morsures de l'aube2001Violaine Charlier
Loredasia2000Short
Les misérables2000TV Mini-SeriesÉponine Thénardier
Scarlet Diva2000Anna Battista
La tua lingua sul mio cuore1999Short
The Phantom of the Opera1998Christine Daaé
B. Monkey1998Beatrice
New Rose Hotel1998Sandii
Viola Kisses Everybody1998Viola
Traveling Companion1996Cora
Il cielo è sempre più blu1996Cousin
La sindrome di Stendhal1996Det. Anna Manni
Queen Margot1994Charlotte of Sauve
Perdiamoci di vista1994Arianna
DeGenerazione1994Lorna
Condannato a nozze1993Olivia
Trauma1993Aura Petrescu
Le amiche del cuore1992Simona
Palombella rossa1989Valentina
The Church1989Lotte
Zoo1988Martina
Turno di notte1987TV Series
Demons 21986Ingrid Haller
Sogni e bisogni1985TV Mini-SeriesGloria

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Incompresa2014
Firmeza2012Short
42 One Dream Rush2010Short
Delfinasia2007Short
Lest We Forget: The Video Collection2004Video video "[s]AINT"
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things2004
L'assenzio2001Short
Loredasia2000Short
La scomparsa2000Short
Scarlet Diva2000
La tua lingua sul mio cuore1999Short
Abel/Asia1998Documentary short
A ritroso1994Short
DeGenerazione1994segment "Prospettive"

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Incompresa2014
Firmeza2012Short
Delfinasia2007Short
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things2004screenplay
L'assenzio2001Short
Loredasia2000Short
Scarlet Diva2000
La tua lingua sul mio cuore1999Short writer
A ritroso1994Short
DeGenerazione1994

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Loredasia2000Short creative producer / supervising producer
La scomparsa2000Short producer

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Incompresa2014writer: "Aria Lives I", "High Jinks I", "Il Giochetto", "Tutto Rosa", "Aria Lives II", "Aria Lives III", "Aria Lives IV", "Red Magick", "High Jinx II", "High Jinx III", "Aria Lives V", "Aria Lives VI"
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things2004performer: "There He Goes"

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hostage2005acting coach
Sleepless2001author: "The Animal Farm Rhyme"

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
DeGenerazione1994first assistant director

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paris, je t'aime2006thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Le journal du Festival2017TV SeriesHerself
Forte forte forte2015TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Au Field de la nuit2014TV SeriesHerself
The Cult of JT LeRoy2014DocumentaryHerself
Cinema 32014TV SeriesHerself
Le grand journal de Canal+2005-2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Close Up2012DocumentaryHerself
The 2010 World Music Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
On the Road to Femina2010Documentary
MTV Europe Music Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Premio Internazionale del Cinema Rodolfo Valentino. XXXII Edizione2009TV MovieHerself
Festival international de Cannes2009TV SeriesHerself
Buona la prima!2009TV SeriesHerself - Suggeritore
Durch die Nacht mit...2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Metropolis2007TV SeriesHerself
Jour de fête2006TV SeriesHerself
Making of Last Days2005Video shortHerself
Land of the Dead: Bringing the Dead to Life2005Video documentary shortHerself
Undead Again: The Making of 'Land of the Dead'2005Video documentary shortHerself
Sex, Drugs & Jeremie2005Video shortHerself
A's Enigma2005Video documentary short
Dream of the Dead2005TV Short documentaryHerself
Tracks2004-2005TV Series documentaryHerself
La nuit des Césars2005TV Series documentaryHerself
20h10 pétantes2005TV SeriesHerself
Nice to Meet You, Please Don't Love Me!2004TV Movie documentary
Cinéma, de notre temps2003TV Series documentary
Starring2003/IShortHerself
xXx: A Filmmaker's Diary2002Video documentary shortHerself
XXX: Diesel Powered2002Video documentary shortHerself
The Making of 'Scarlet Diva'2002Video shortHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2002TV SeriesHerself
Starz on the Set: 'xXx'2002TV Short documentaryHerself
Player$2002TV SeriesHerself
Les morsures de l'aube: Making of2001Video documentary shortHerself
+ de cinéma2001TV Series documentary shortHerself
125 milioni di caz..te2001TV Mini-SeriesHerself - Host
Tout le monde en parle2001TV SeriesHerself
Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
Abel/Asia1998Documentary shortHerself
Eurotrash1993TV Series documentaryHerself
Scherzi a parte1992TV SeriesHerself (2007)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Author: The JT LeRoy Story2016DocumentaryHerself
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2013TV Series documentarySlack
Quelli che... il calcio2007TV SeriesVarious
The Making of 'Marie Antoinette'2007Video shortHerself
Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe2005TV SpecialSandii (uncredited)
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHerself
Two Masters' Eyes2003Video documentary shortHerself

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2012Golden GlobeGolden Globes, ItalyBest Actress (Migliore Attrice)Isole (2011)
2009Capri Arts AwardCapri, HollywoodDiamant 13 (2009)
2007European Golden GlobeGolden Globes, Italy
2003Outstanding Achievement AwardLos Angeles Italian Film AwardsActing
2003Best ActressMelbourne Underground Film FestivalScarlet Diva (2000)
2001Certificate of ExcellenceWilliamsburg Brooklyn Film FestivalBest New DirectorScarlet Diva (2000)
1999German Independence Honorary AwardOldenburg Film Festival
1997DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista)Compagna di viaggio (1996)
1996Golden CiakGolden Ciak AwardsBest Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista)La sindrome di Stendhal (1996)
1996Golden GobletGolden Goblets, ItalyBest Actress (Migliore Attrice)Compagna di viaggio (1996)
1994DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista)Perdiamoci di vista (1994)
1994Golden PegasusFlaiano International PrizesBest ActressPerdiamoci di vista (1994)
1994Golden CiakGolden Ciak AwardsBest Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista)Perdiamoci di vista (1994)
1994Audience AwardMystfestDeGenerazione (1994)
1989Golden GlobeGolden Globes, ItalyBest Actress (Migliore Attrice)Zoo (1988)
1988Bronze GryphonGiffoni Film FestivalBest ActressZoo (1988)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2014Un Certain Regard AwardCannes Film FestivalIncompresa (2014)
2014Art Cinema AwardHamburg Film FestivalIncompresa (2014)
2014Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura)Incompresa (2014)
2008ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Lead PerformanceBoarding Gate (2007)
2006Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista)The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
2006Scream AwardScream AwardsScream QueenLand of the Dead (2005)
1997Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista)Compagna di viaggio (1996)
1996Golden GlobeGolden Globes, ItalyBest Actress (Migliore Attrice)Compagna di viaggio (1996)
1995International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest FilmDeGenerazione (1994)
1995Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista)Perdiamoci di vista (1994)
1994Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Supporting Actress (Migliore Attrice Non Protagonista)Condannato a nozze (1993)
1994Best FilmMystfestDeGenerazione (1994)
1993Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista)Le amiche del cuore (1992)

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