Asia Argento

by Lil Vacha on August 26, 2011

62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival - Jury Presentation Photocall

Birth Name: Aria Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento

Place of Birth: Rome, Italy

Date of Birth: September 20, 1975

Ethnicity:
*87.5% Italian (including Sicilian)
*12.5% Ashkenazi Jewish

Asia Argento is an Italian actress, singer, model, and director.

She is the daughter of director Dario Argento and actress Daria Nicolodi. Her mother was born in Florence, Tuscany. Most of Asia’s ancestry is Italian, and she also has a Jewish great-grandmother through her direct matrilineal line. Asia is married to director Michele Civetta.

Asia was born under the name Aria, because the city registry office refused to record her parents’ preferred name, Asia. She has always used Asia as her name.

Asia’s paternal grandfather was Salvatore Argento (the son of Domenico Argento and Laudomia Mosca Moschini). Salvatore was an Italian film producer. Domenico was of Sicilian origin, from Girgenti (now Agrigento), and was the son of Salvatore Argento and Teresa Vinti. Laudomia was born in Perugia, Umbria, Italy, the daughter of Nazareno Moschini and Letizia Biscini. Through Laudomia, Asia is related to Rolando Mosca Moschini, a prominent Italian army general.

Asia’s paternal grandmother was Elda Luxardo (the daughter of Alfredo Luxardo and Margherita Perissinotto). Elda was a Brazilian photographer, who was born in Socoraba, São Paulo. Elda’s brother, Elio Luxardo, was a famous photographer. Elda’s father was from Santa Margherita Ligure, Province of Genoa, Liguria, Italy. Elda’s mother was from Mestre, Province of Venice, Veneto, Italy, and immigrated to Brazil with her family when she was four years old.

Asia’s maternal grandfather, whose surname was Nicolodi, was of Italian ancestry. Her own father, Asia’s great-grandfather Aurelio Nicolodi, was born in Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy.

Asia’s maternal grandmother was Fulvia Casella (the daughter of Alfredo Casella and Yvonne Müller Loeb). Alfredo was Italian, from Turin, and was a famous composer, pianist, and conductor, the son of Carlo Casella and Maria Bordino/Uordino. Asia’s matrilineal great-grandmother Yvonne, a pianist, was Jewish, and was originally from Paris, France.

Sources: http://www.naxos.com
http://www.darianicolodi.it

Genealogy of Asia’s paternal grandfather, Salvatore Argento – http://www.ancestry.com

Biography of Asia’s maternal great-grandfather, Alfredo Casella – https://www.findagrave.com

photo by PR Photos

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andrew August 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm

*Asia’s mother was born in Florence, Tuscany, Italy.
*Elda Luxardo was born in Socoraba, São Paulo, Brazil. Her brother, Elio Luxardo, was a famous photographer.
https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elio_Luxardo
Elda’s mother immigrated to Brazil with her family when she was 4 years old.
*Yvonne Muller Loeb, a pianist, was from a rich French Jewish family, but she was an atheist
* Alfredo Casella’s mother was Maria Bordino. Him at findagrave:
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Casella&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=130789295&

ashash March 8, 2017 at 9:23 am

She’s gorgeous. Had no idea that she is 1/8th Jewish.

andrew May 15, 2016 at 2:06 pm

*87,5% Italian
*12,5% Ashkenazi Jewish

andrew May 15, 2016 at 1:10 pm

correction: copy and paste from her father’s profile for the paternal ancestry.

andrew May 15, 2016 at 1:10 pm

correction: copy and paste from his father’s profile for her paternal ancestry.

andrew October 11, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Asia’s maternal great-grandfather was Aurelio Nicolodi, who was born in Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurelio_Nicolodi

Daria Nicolodi’s mother, Fulvia Casella, is described as “Atheist Jew”

http://www.darianicolodi.it/sezioni/biografia.html

Daria’s paternal grandfather, Salvatore Argento, was of Sicilian origin.

andrew September 1, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Asia’s mother is just Italian, not “of mostly Italian ancestry”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daria_Nicolodi

And this is her maternal great-grandfather

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfredo_Casella

follers September 1, 2013 at 1:29 pm

What about her mother’s grandmother Yvonne Müller?

andrew September 1, 2013 at 3:38 pm

I missed that info. Yes, she was the wife of Casella, a fascist.

andrew October 11, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Elda Luxardo was the daughter of Elio Luxardo (the son of Alfredo Luxardo), a photographer. Elda’s mother was a Brazilian woman (immigrated in Brazil at 4) whose parents were from Mestre, Veneto. The Luxardo family is originally from Santa Margherita Ligure, Province of Genoa, Liguria, Italy.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elio_Luxardo

andrew January 5, 2013 at 8:05 pm

is she famous in USA?

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