Asia Argento Got a Rose McGowan Revenge Tattoo Featuring a Bloody Dagger
Last updated on 01/10/2018
Today in the most Monday news ever, Asia Argento just hit Instagram stories to debut a vengeance tattoo against her former friend Rose McGowan. And it’s a casual and not-at-all alarming bloody dagger.
Argento shared two images of the tattoo, one that said “Bye bye @rosemcgowan:”
And another that said “Significato: vendetta consumata,” which means “revenge consummated” in Italian.
McGowan and Argento have been publicly feuding since sexual assault allegations were made against Argento by Jimmy Bennett in August. She denied the claims in a statement, saying “I strongly deny and oppose the contents of the New York Times article dated 20 August 2018, as circulated also in national and international news. I am deeply shocked and hurt having read the news that is absolutely false. I have never had any sexual relationship with Bennett.”
Asia Argento Biography
Asia Argento is an Italian actress, singer, model, activist and director born on 20 September 1975 in Rome, Italy as Aria Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento.
In 1994, Argento received the David di Donatello (Italy’s version of the Academy Award) for Best Actress for her performance in Perdiamoci di vista, and again in 1996 for Compagna di viaggio, which also earned her a Grolla d’oro award. Her biggest breakthrough was when she portrayed Russian undercover spy Yelena in the Hollywood action film xXx (2002), alongside Vin Diesel.
She has appeared in English-language movies, such as B. Monkey and New Rose Hotel (both 1998). Argento made her first foray into directing with the short films Prospettive and A ritroso (both 1994) and a documentary about her father (in 1996) and Abel Ferrara (in 1998). In 2000, she directed and wrote her first fiction feature film, Scarlet Diva (2000), which her father co-produced.
She directed her second feature film, The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004). In 2014, she directed her third feature film, titled Misunderstood. Argento has written several stories for magazines such as Dynamo and L’Espresso, while her first novel, titled I Love You Kirk, was published in Italy in 1999. She has modeled for the denim jeans brand Miss Sixty.
Asia Argento Family
Argento is the daughter of Dario Argento, an Italian producer, film director and screenwriter, popular for his work in the Italian giallo genre and for his impact on modern horror and slasher movies. Her mother Daria Nicolodi is an actress and her maternal great-grandfather was composer Alfredo Casella.
Asia Argento Husband
She was married to a film director Michele Civetta on 27 August 2008 in Arezzo. Together they have a child born in 2008. The couple divorced in 2013. Recently Argento was in a relationship with Anthony Bourdain who was an American chef who committed suicide on 8 June 2018.
Asia Argento Children
Argento has two children. Her first child is with an Italian rock and roll musician Marco Castoldi also known as Morgan. She named her daughter Anna Lou Castoldi, (born in 2001) after her half-sister Anna Ceroli, who died in a motorcycle accident. Her second child is with her former husband Michele Civetta called Nicola Giovanni Civetta who was born in 2008 in Rome. Argento and her children live in Vigna Clara neighborhood of Rome.
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Asia Argento Movies and TV Shows
Asia Argento Movies
- 1986 Demons 2
- 1988 Zoo
- 1989 The Church
- 1989 Red Wood Pigeon
- 1992 Close Friends
- 1993 Trauma
- 1993 Condannato a nozze
- 1994 DeGenerazione
- 1994 Perdiamoci di vista
- 1994 Queen Margot
- 1996 The Stendhal Syndrome
- 1996 Traveling Companion
- 1998 Viola Kisses Everybody
- 1998 New Rose Hotel
- 1998 Monkey
- 1998 The Phantom of the Opera
- 2000 Scarlet Diva
- 2001 Les Morsures de l’aube
- 2002 The Red Siren
- 2002 xXx
- 2004 The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
- 2004 The Keeper
- 2005 Last Days
- 2005 Cindy: The Doll Is Mine
- 2005 Land of the Dead
- 2006 Live Freaky! Die Freaky!
- 2006 Marie Antoinette
- 2006 Transylvania
- 2006 Friendly Fire
- 2007 Boarding Gate
- 2007 Go Go Tales
- 2007 The Last Mistress
- 2007 The Mother of Tears
- 2008 On War
- 2009 Diamond 13
- 2011 Horses
- 2011 Islands
- 2011 Baciato dalla fortuna
- 2011 Drifters
- 2012 Dracula 3D
- 2012 Do Not Disturb
- 2012 Firmeza
- 2013 The Voice Thief
- 2013 Obsessive Rhythms
- 2014 Shongram
- 2014 Misunderstood
- 2016 Sticky Fingers: The Movie!
Asia Argento Tv Shows
- 1985 Sogni e bisogni
- 2000 Les Misérables
- 2004 Milady
- 2011 Sangue caldo
- 2014 Rodolfo Valentino – La leggenda
- 2016 Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
- 2016 Ballando con le stelle
Asia Argento Tattoos
Asia Argento has at least 22 known tattoos:
- Eye on her upper back
- Name on her wrist
- Angel, pin-up girl, portuguese, wings on her stomach
- Number on her neck
- Cross, portuguese, writing on her forearm
- Circle on her bicep
- Logo on her bicep
- Jewish star, portuguese, writing on her forearm
- Writing on the side of her hand
- Flower, geometric design on her hip
- Flower, geometric design on her hip
- Name on her knuckle
- Jewelry on her chest
- Cross, jewelry, rosary on her upper back
- Cross, greek, symbol on her knuckle
- On her knuckle
- Jewelry, mandala, shield on her upper arm
- Jewelry, mandala, shield, spiral on her upper arm
- Writing on her wrist
- Geometric design, henna design, lotus, swirl on her lower back
- Flower, peony on her thigh
- Flower on her forearm
Flower, geometric design on her hip
Asia Argento got a pair of psychedelic tattoos on her hips from artist Marco Manzo in March 2014. The design on her left hip is a cluster of Psychotria Viridis (Chacruna) berries surrounded by pink and purple shapes.
Tattoos on her right hand knuckles
Asia Argento tattooed her right hand knuckles with the names of four of her artistic idols:
- “Joe” is for painter Joe Coleman, who is a friend and collaborator of hers. He has painted portraits of Asia and also acted in her 2000 directorial debut Scarlet Diva.
- “Syd” is for Syd Barrett, a musician and painter who was one of the founding members of Pink Floyd.
- “Moz” is for singer/songwriter Morrissey
- “Bob” is for singer/songwriter Bob Dylan
She got the “Bob” tattoo first in February 2014 and then added the remaining three in April 2014. All of the names were tattooed by artist Michele Agostini.
The “Syd” tattoo serves double duty as it also represents her friend Sydney Zekley. Syd has a tattoo of Asia’s name along the side of her finger.
Jewelry on her chest
Asia Argento has an ornamental chest piece which is inspired by Victorian necklaces. The design was drawn by Francesca Boni and tattooed by Marco Manzo at the International Tattoo Expo Roma in May 2014. The intricate piece took over 25 hours to tattoo and won the award for Best Ornamental Tattoo.
Flower, peony on her thigh
Asia Argento got a tattoo of a peony on her inner thigh in May 2016. This full-color traditional tattoo is a different style than most of her ink, so she went to a different artist: Tokyo-based tattooer Akilla who specializes in traditional Japanese style tattoos. She traded tattoos with the artist, giving him a small tattoo on the back of his wrist.
Geometric design, henna design, lotus, swirl on her lower back
Asia Argento has a “Warrior Mermaid” full back tattoo with three lotus flowers, a heart at the bottom, and lots of swirls and geometric patterns. The custom design was drawn by Francesca Boni and tattooed by Marco Manzo in January 2016. It represents a shield of armor.
Asia Argento Calls Cannes Harvey Weinstein’s ‘Hunting Ground’ In Festival Speech
Asia Argento and Jimmy Bennett Sex Scandal
Documents seen by the New York Times show that Jimmy Bennett accused Argento of assaulting him when he was a minor.
According to the New York Times, Bennett, now 22, has known Argento, now 42, since he was a child — she starred as his mother in the 2004 film The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things. The pair kept in touch over the years and met up in a California hotel room in 2013, when Bennett was 17 and Argento was 37. While there, Bennett claims, Argento gave him alcohol and sexually assaulted him.
Bennett’s attorney sent Argento a notice of intent to sue after she spoke out against Weinstein.
The Times reports that an attorney for Bennett sent a notice of intent to sue in November — just one month after Argento’s allegations against Weinstein were published by The New Yorker. “His feelings about that day were brought to the forefront recently when Ms. Argento took the spotlight as one of the many victims of Harvey Weinstein,” the notice reads. Bennett’s attorney said his client was subjected to emotional damage and lost wages as a result of the “sexual battery.”
Argento reached a deal with Bennett that included transferring over the copyright of selfies they took together.
The actress eventually agreed to pay $380,000 to Bennett over the course of a year and a half — with $200,000 paid in April. Argento’s attorney Carrie Goldberg wrote in a letter, as reported by the Times, that Bennett agreed to transfer over the copyright of several selfies he took with Argento on the day of the alleged assault. But the agreement did not include a nondisclosure agreement, as Argento reportedly felt it was “inconsistent” with her public messages against such agreements.
Two days after the report was published, Argento issued a denial of the claims.
The Times had stated that it repeatedly tried to contact Argento for comment. She did not respond to the Times’ requests. But finally, in a statement two days after the report was published, Argento wrote that she “strongly” denies and opposes the allegations in the article. She also alleged that she never had sex with Bennett. Her statement further reads:
I was linked to him during several years by friendship only, which ended when, subsequent to my exposure in the Weinstein case, Bennett – who was then undergoing severe economic problems and who had previously undertaken legal actions against his own family requesting millions in damages – unexpectedly made an exorbitant request of money from me.
Argento also claimed her late boyfriend, Anthony Bourdain, paid Bennett himself out of “compassion.”
The Times reported that Bourdain helped Argento “navigate the matter,” and in her statement, the actress invoked Bourdain multiple times. She claimed Bennett reached out to her for payment with the belief that Bourdain had “great perceived wealth” and a reputation to protect. She further claimed that Bourdain “insisted the matter be handled privately.” Argento continued, “We decided to deal compassionately with Bennett’s demand for help and gave it to him. Anthony personally undertook to help Bennett economically, upon the condition that we would no longer suffer any further intrusions in our life.”
California confirmed that they opened a case into the matter.
The Times reported last week that California police are looking into the allegations against Argento. A captain with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Darren Harris, said in a brief statement that the agency was aware of the alleged incident. Harris also said to the Times that officials had not yet “located any police report alleging criminal activity” but that they were reaching out to Bennett and his representative.
Soon after, published photographs and texts appeared to contradict Argento’s statement.
Last Wednesday, TMZ published photographs that appear to show Argento and Bennett together, as well as screenshots of texts in which Argento allegedly told a friend that she and Bennett had sex but said Bennett had initiated the encounter, and that she didn’t realize he was a minor at the time.
Bennett said he had felt too “ashamed” to speak out when the assault occurred.
Bennett spoke out for the first time since his allegations were published, telling the New York Times in a statement that he had felt too “ashamed” to come forward earlier. Per the Times:
“I tried to seek justice in a way that made sense to me at the time because I was not ready to deal with the ramifications of my story becoming public,” he said in a statement provided to the Times. “At the time I believed there was still a stigma to being in the situation as a male in our society. I didn’t think that people would understand the event that took place from the eyes of a teenage boy.”
Rose McGowan said in a statement that the released texts were sent to Rain Dove, and that Dove had handed them over to the police.
In a lengthy statement released Monday night, McGowan — who became close with Argento after their respective sexual-assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein went public — said that the texts that were released were actually messages between Argento and Rain Dove, a model and activist with whom McGowan had been involved. The statement reads, in part:
I received a phone call and series of messages from the being I’ve been dating- Rain Dove. They said that they had been texting with Asia and that Asia had revealed that she had indeed slept with Jimmy Bennet. Rain also shared that Asia had stated that she’d been receiving unsolicited nudes of Jimmy since he had been 12. Asia mentioned in these texts that she didn’t take any action on those images. No reporting to authorities, to the parents, or blocking of Jimmy’s social media. Not even a simple message “Don’t send me these images. They are inappropriate.” There were a few other details revealed as well that I am not at liberty to mention in this statement as investigators do their job.
Asia’s attorney said in a statement that she will not pay Bennett the rest of the $380,000 from the agreement. (He has already received $250,000.)
In a statement, attorney Mark Jay Heller denied that Argento had a sexual relationship with Bennett — instead, he wrote, it was a “long distance friendship over many years” — and that Bourdain had entered the agreement to pay $380,000 to Bennett. The statement continues:
Now that Mr. Bourdain has passed away and is not able to comment on his desire to avoid potential scandal … Asia will not permit any portion of the balance of the $380,000 payment to be paid to Bennett who has already received $250,000 from Anthony Bourdain.
Argento threatened to sue McGowan if she doesn’t retract her statement within 24 hours.
On September 17, Argento issued a threat to McGowan on Twitter, saying that she will sue McGowan if she doesn’t apologize and retract her August 27 statement regarding the Jimmy Bennett assault allegations.