Italian actress and Suspiria co-writer Daria Nicolodi dies at 70

Lawrence Kim
November 27, 2020

Daria Nicolodi, the Italian actress and screenwriter, has died at the age of 70.

"He had already reached fame with another type of author's film, "Uomini Contro" (Men Against War"), from 1970, directed by Francesco Rosi, and with director Elio Petri when Nicolodi met Argento precisely on the set of "Profondo Rosso" in 1974.

In addition to his works with Argento, Nicolodi starred in Mario Bava's latest film "Shock" (1977).

Writer and director Jamie Righetti was also gutted by the actress' passing as he penned, "Daria Nicolodi co-wrote SUSPIRIA and contributed so much to giallo as a whole".

Nicolodi also had a daughter, Anna, with sculptor Mario Ceroli in 1973 but she died in a 1994 auto accident.

"Rest in peace beloved mummy, " Argento wrote on Instagram, without giving a cause of death.

Her relationship with Dario came to an end in the mid-80s, but she later starred in another one of his films, "The Mother of Tears", alongside Asia.

Nicolodi appeared in numerous horror movies directed by her offscreen partner Dario Argento including 1975's Deep Red, 1982's Tenebrae, 1985's Phenomena, and 1987's Opera. "Now you'll be able to fly free along with your nice spirit and also you gained't need to endure anymore", wrote Asia Argento on Instagram.

"I'll attempt to go on for the one that you love grandchildren and particularly for you who would by no means need to see me so grieved". Even when with out you I miss the bottom below my toes, and I really feel I've misplaced my exclusively true level of reference. I am close to all those who have known and loved her. She additionally acted together with her daughter in Giovanni Veronesi's "Viola Bacia Tutti" and in "Scarlett Diva", which Asia Argento directed. "I'll at all times be your Aria, Daria". Her legacy shall continue to live on in all the vibrant, vicious hyper-colored majesty of the cinema.

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