|Born||19 June 1950|
|Died||26 November 2020 (aged 70)|
|Partner(s)||Mario Ceroli (1971–1974)|
Dario Argento (1974–1985)
|Children||2, including Asia Argento|
|Relatives||Alfredo Casella (grandfather)|
Daria Nicolodi (19 June 1950 – 26 November 2020) was an Italian actress and screenwriter.
Early life and career
Daria Nicolodi was born in Florence on 19 June 1950. Her father was a Florentine lawyer and her mother, Fulvia, was a scholar of ancient languages. Her maternal grandfather was composer Alfredo Casella. She moved to Rome in the late 1960s.
In 1970, she participated in the television variety show Babau in four episodes written by Paolo Poli and Ida Omboni and directed by Vito Molinari. Because of program content deemed outrageous at the time, the show was shelved and only broadcast by RAI six years later. In the early 1970s, Nicolodi had some significant work in the cinema and theater under the guidance of Elio Petri. Also in the same year, Nicolodi participated in some TV productions, such as the serial story Nicotera, Without a Trace with Rossano Brazzi (1972), Portrait of a Veiled Woman with Nino Castelnuovo (1975), the drama Saturnino Farandola with Mariano Rigillo (1978), and Rosaura at 10 (1981).
Nicolodi starred in some films directed by Dario Argento between 1975 and 1987: Deep Red (1975), Inferno (1980), Tenebrae (1982), Phenomena (1985) and Opera (1987). She planned to act in Suspiria (1977) which she co-wrote with Argento, but could not due to an injury, and she was replaced at the last minute by Stefania Casini. Nicolodi starred in Shock (1977), the final film of Italian horror auteur Mario Bava. After her relationship with Argento ended in 1985, Nicolodi participated in such films as Paganini Horror, The Picture of Joy, Macaroni, The End Is Known, Notes of Love and in films directed by her daughter Asia Argento. In 2007, Nicolodi made a comeback to the cinema, working with her daughter Asia in Dario Argento's Mother of Tears, the sequel to Suspiria and Inferno.
In the early 1970s, she had a relationship with the sculptor Mario Ceroli; they had a daughter, Anna, who was born in 1973 and died in a 1994 car accident. Nicolodi had a professional and romantic relationship with director Dario Argento; they met in 1974 during casting for the film Deep Red, and their daughter Asia was born in 1975. They separated in 1985. Asia had a daughter of her own; she named her Anna after her half-sister.
In 2012, Nicolodi was highlighted in the retrospective Argento: Il Cinema Nel Sangue at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. The retrospective celebrated the influence of the Argento family on filmmaking in Italy and around the world. It highlighted Nicolodi's contribution to Dario Argento's films as well as that of his father (Salvatore), brother (Claudio) and daughter (Asia).
|1970||Uomini contro||Crocerossina||Film debut|
|1973||La proprietà non è più un furto||Anita|
|1975||Profondo rosso (Deep Red)||Gianna Brezzi|
|1977||Suspiria||Woman at Airport (uncredited)||Also writer (screenplay)|
|1977||Schock (Shock)||Dora Baldini|
|1980||Inferno||Elisa De Longvalle Adler||Also writer (story; uncredited)|
|1985||Maccheroni||Laura Di Falco|
|1987||Le foto di Gioia||Evelyn|
|1989||Sinbad of the Seven Seas||Narrator|
|1989||Paganini Horror||Sylvia Hackett||Also writer (screenplay)|
|1989||Il gatto nero (The Black Cat)||N/A||Writer (uncredited)|
|1991||La Setta||Unnamed role|
|1992||La fine è nota||Avv. Mila|
|1998||Viola bacia tutti||Sibilla|
|1998||La parola amore esiste||Madre di Angela|
|2000||Scarlet Diva||Anna's Mothet|
|2000||Rosa e Cornelia||Eleonora|
|2004||Soleado (short film)||Ms. Fogoni|
|2007||La Terza madre (Mother of Tears)||Elisa Mandy|
|1972||I Nicotera||Alessandra||Miniseries (5 episodes)|
|1975||Ritratto di donna velata||Elisa||Miniseries (5 episodes)|
|1977||Saturnino Farandola||Unknown/unnamed role||Miniseries (4 episodes)|
|1978||Aspetterò||Eve Cresso||Television film|
|1979||I giochi del diavolo||Clara||Miniseries (1 episode)|
|1979||Tre ore dopo le nozze||Townley||Television film|
|1981||Rosaura alle 10||Unnamed/unknown role||Television film|
|1982||The Life of Verdi||Margherita Barezzi||Miniseries (9 episodes)|
|1985||Sogni e bisogni||Litizia||Miniseries (1 episode)|
|1987||Turno di notte||Unknown/unnamed role||Season 1 (guest role – 1 episode)|
|1991||Adventures of the Little Mermaid||Narrator/Queen Camilla (voice)||Italian dub; Season 1 (26 episodes)|
|1999||Alta tensione||Preside||Miniseries (1 episode)|
|2009||Inspector Coliandro||Professor Moline||Season 3 (guest role – 1 episode)|
|2009||Il mostro di Firenze||La sensitiva||Miniseries (1 episode)|
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- "Daria Nicolodi". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 27 August 2021. Archived from the original on 2015.
- "CASELLA, A.: Symphony No. 3 / Elegia eroica (Rome Symphony, La Vecchia)". naxos.com.
- "Bio". csfd.cz. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
- "Asia Argento ricorda la sorella morta: "Avrebbe compiuto 43 anni"". 10 June 2015.
- Morta Daria Nicolodi, attrice cult di Profondo Rosso: dalla relazione con Dario Argento nacque Asia (in Italian)
- Italian Actress & Screenwriter, Daria Nicolodi Has Passed Away
- Vivarelli, Nick (26 November 2020). "Daria Nicolodi, Star of Dario Argento's 'Deep Red' and 'Inferno,' Dies at 70". Variety. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
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