Daria Nicolodi (born on 19 June 1950) is an Italian actress and screenwriter.
She was the long term partner of Italian director Dario Argento (they were never married), and is the mother of actress / director Asia Argento.
Daria Nicolodi has starred in several of Dario Argento's films including Deep Red, Tenebrae and Opera and co-wrote Argento's Suspiria.
Nicolodi also worked with directors Mario Bava, Lamberto Bava, Luigi Cozzi, Michele Soavi, and Asia Argento.
Nicolodi continues to act and is expected to appear in Dario Argento's upcoming The Third Mother, the third film in a trilogy which began with Suspiria.
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Phenomena is a 1985 Italian horror film directed by Dario Argento. It is also known as Creepers.Jennifer Connelly stars as a young girl who arrives at an eerie Swiss boarding school where the students are being butchered by a vicious serial killer. With the help of a wheelchair-bound scientist, played by Donald Pleasence, she discovers she has special powers, and uses them to pursue the killer before she becomes the next victim. It was Argento's first film to be shot in English, although only the scenes of Connelly and Pleasance together were shot sync sound.Argento himself stated: "Phenomena was inspired by something I heard about insects being used to solve crimes, and because insects have always fascinated me I began to make a story around this idea. You know, it's a terrible thing, but there are many insects that are disappearing. Becoming extinct. But most people only want to kill them. You know, insects have souls, too; they're telepathic... amazing. People want to save the...,
Tenebrae (also known as Tenebre) is a 1982 Italian horror thriller film written and directed by Dario Argento. The film stars Anthony Franciosa, John Saxon, and Daria Nicolodi. After having experimented with two exercises in pure supernatural horror, Suspiria (1977) and Inferno (1980), Tenebrae represented Argento's return to the giallo form, a sub-genre he had helped popularize in the 1970s. The story concerns an American writer promoting his latest murder-mystery novel in Rome, only to get embroiled in the search for a serial-killer who has apparently been inspired to kill by the novel.
The film was released in Italy and throughout most of Europe without experiencing any reported censorship problems, but was classified, prosecuted, and banned as a "Video Nasty" in the United Kingdom. Its theatrical distribution in the United States was delayed until 1984, when it was released in a heavily censored version under the title Unsane. In its cut form, Tenebrae received a mostly...,
Inferno is a 1980 Italian supernatural horror film written and directed by Dario Argento. The film stars Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Daria Nicolodi, and Alida Valli. The cinematography was by Romano Albani, and Keith Emerson composed the film's thunderous musical score. The convoluted story concerns a young man's investigation into the disappearance of his sister, who had been living in a New York City apartment building that also served as a home for a powerful, centuries-old witch.
A thematic sequel to Suspiria (1977), the film is the second part of Argento's proposed "The Three Mothers Trilogy". The long-delayed concluding entry, The Third Mother, is scheduled to be released in 2007. All three films are partially derived from the concept of "Our Ladies of Sorrow" (Mater Lachrymarum, Mater Suspiriorum, and Mater Tenebrarum) originally devised by Thomas de Quincey in his book Suspiria de Profundis (1845).
Unlike Suspiria, Inferno received a very limited theatrical release...,
The Third Mother (La Terza madre in Italian) is an Italian/American horror film and the concluding installment of Dario Argento's supernatural horror trilogy The Three Mothers. The film will depict the confrontation with the final "Mother", the witch known as Mater Lachrymarum.
The film has also been billed in the media as Mater Lachrymarum and Mother of Tears.
The Third Mother's worldwide premiere will occur at the Toronto International Film Festival on 6 September 2007, just moments before midnight. The film will debut in Italy on 18 October 2007 at the Rome Film Festival. Its Italian wide release will occur on 31 October 2007, Halloween.Sarah Mandy (Asia Argento), an American studying art restoration in Rome, examines an urn found at an ancient, decrepit grave. Inside are the relics - a robe, dagger, three statuettes - and ashes of a long-dead witch known as the Mother of Tears, Mater Lachrymarum (Moran Atias). With the return of the beautiful yet malefic sorceress, the world is...,
Profondo Rosso (also known as Deep Red or The Hatchet Murders) is a 1975 giallo thriller film directed by Dario Argento and starring David Hemmings.
Profondo Rosso follows music teacher Marcus Daly (Hemmings) as he investigates the violent murder of psychic medium Helga Ulmann (Macha Meril), which he witnesses in an apartment building. Other key characters are introduced early, including Daly’s occasional friend Carlo (Gabriele Lavia), Ulmann’s associate Dr. Giordani (Glauco Mauri) and reporter Gianna Brezzi, with whom Daly begins an affair. Brezzi’s character is played by Daria Nicolodi, who would later become Argento’s partner and the mother of his daughter Asia.
In his failed attempt at rescuing the medium, Daly realises he could have seen the killer’s face among a group of portraits on the wall of the victim’s apartment but is unable to find or recognise it when the police arrive. Later in the film, he also initially overlooks another clue that leads him to discover a mouldering...
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