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Asia Argento

  1. Salma Hayek, The Wild Wild West, 1999.   “The script was so misogynistic.” No wonder Penelope Cruz and Jennifer Lopez also backed away from being Rita Escobar. As Argento got busier - with her father’s films, plus those of Michael Radford, Abel Ferrara and her own - the Italian star easily thumbed her nose at Hollywood. Like almost everyone else concerned with the enterprise - including the star and director, Will Smith and Barry Sonnenfeld - Hayek hated the movie.
  2. Thandi Newton, Mission Impossible 2, 1999.    John Woo-ed her to no avail to join Tom Cruise and Dougray  Scott.
  3. Lucy Liu, Charlie’s Angels, 2000.  Tele-tycoon Aaron Spelling decided to put Aaron’s angels on the big screen  (to help generate a new series on the small). His first new  trio: MTV discovery Jenny McCarthy, ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and 007's Hong Kong martial arts superstar. Then, Drew Barrymore showed him how to do it. with the  third  of her numerous (canny) productions. Just look at the 25 girls she shuffled to find the right  angel Alex Munday: Aaliyah (“too young”), Jennifer Aniston, Asia Argento, Halle Berry, Lara Flynn Boyle, Helena Bonham Carter, Penélope Cruz, Kristin Davis, Jodie Foster, Angie Harmon (stuck on Law & Order),  Salma Hayek, Ashley Judd, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nia Long, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tiffani Thiessen, Uma Thurman, Liv Tyler, , Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, Robin Wright, Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones… And two singers: Lauryn Hill and another  Spice Girl: Victoria Beckham.
  4. Clara Choveaux, Tiresia, France,  2003.      Not being free to work with Paris pal Bertrand Bonello was “the only regret in my cinema career.” She  made up for it by making  his Cindy, The Doll Is Mine, 2005.
  5. Stefania Rocca, Il Cartaio/The Card Player, Italy, 2004.     “I'm  glad she quit,” said her father, horror-director Dario Argento. “Three films together was enough. We argued a lot.”
  6. Emmanuelle Seigner, Giallo, Italy-Spain-UK-US, 2008.     Vincent Gallo as Giallo. That was the plan for the serial killer until his ex-lover, Asia, was also cast - hardly surprising as the torture-porn horror was helmed by daddy Dario. She then quit when pregnant.

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