Argento's Father Told Her She Was Ugly
Italian actress and director ASIA ARGENTO grew up believing she was ugly because her father, legendary horror film director, DARIO ARGENTO repeatedly put her down as a child.
The XXX star only began to embrace her femininity when she broke away and began to star in a wider variety of films with more objective film-makers.
She says, "I 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.
"It was strange for me to have to research femininity, but I found 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."08/07/2005 01:48