Dario Argento

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Dario Argento attends the 'Dario Argent

Argento in 2012, photo by Denis Makarenko/Bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Rome, Italy

Date of Birth: 7 September, 1940

Ethnicity: Italian [including Sicilian]

Dario Argento is an Italian film director, producer, film critic, and screenwriter.

Dario is the son of Salvatore Argento and Elda Luxardo. Salvatore was a film producer. Elda was a Brazilian photographer, who was born in Socoraba, São Paulo. Elda’s brother, Elio Luxardo, was a famous photographer. He has a daughter with his former wife, Marisa Casale; and a daughter, actress and filmmaker Asia Argento, with his former partner, actress and screenwriter Daria Nicolodi.

Dario’s paternal grandfather was Domenico Argento (the son of Salvatore Argento and Teresa Vinti). Domenico’s parents were Sicilian, from Girgenti (now Agrigento). Salvatore was the son of Domenico Argento and Concetta Pennica.

Dario’s paternal grandmother was Laudomia Mosca Moschini (the daughter of Nazareno/Nazzareno Mosca Moschini and Letizia Genovefa Biscini). Laudomia was born in Perugia, Umbria, Italy. Through Laudomia, Dario is related to Rolando Mosca Moschini, a prominent Italian army general.

Dario’s maternal grandfather was named Alfredo Luxardo. Alfredo was from Santa Margherita Ligure, Province of Genoa, Liguria, Italy.

Dario’s maternal grandmother was named Margherita Perissinotto. Margherita was from Mestre, Province of Venice, Veneto, Italy, and immigrated to Brazil with her family when she was four years old.

Sources: Genealogy of Dario Argento – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Dario’s father – http://www.ancestry.com

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    he’s the father of Asia Argento.

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