Celebrated Italian actor and ex-partner of Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi has passed away.
She was famous among horror fans as the star of the Argento movies Profondo rosso (Deep Red) (1975), Tenebrae (1982), Phenomena (1985), Opera (1987), and alongside their daughter Asia in The Mother of Tears (2007). Daria also appeared in Mario Bava’s final film, Shock (1977). She wrote the screenplay for Suspiria (1977), but was unable to act in the film as planned due to an injury (she would appear briefly at the airport in the opening, however).
Following her separation from Argento in 1985, Daria would write two films for Luigi Cozzi, Paganini Horror and The Black Cat (both 1989), as well as appearing in the former film.
STARBURST sends our thoughts to Daria’s family and friends.