This past weekend, Italian actress Asia Argento made a powerful speech at Cannes: Not only did she admit that she had been raped by sexual predator Harvey Weinstein in 1997, at Cannes no less, but she called out those sitting in the audience at that moment who covered for him.
I want to make a prediction: Harvey Weinstein will never be welcomed here ever again. He will live in disgrace, shunned by a film community that once embraced him and covered up for his crimes. Even tonight sitting among you, there are those that need to be held accountable for their conduct against women. You know who you are. But most importantly, we know who you are, and we will not allow you to get away with it any longer.
— Asia Argento, Cannes, May 19, 2018
In honor of Ms. Argento and her epic levels of courage, we dedicate this Woman Crush Wednesday to her historical movie roles.
Queen Margot (1994) – Charlotte Sauve
Phantom of the Opera (1998) – Christine
Les Miserables (2000) – Éponine Thénardier
Milady and the Three Musketeers (2004) – Sally la Chèvre
Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette (2006) – Madame du Barry
The Last Mistress (2007) – Vellini
Dracula 3D (2012) – Mina Harker
Rodolfo Valentino: The Legend (2014) – Natacha Rambova
What’s your favorite of Asia Argento’s historical costume movie and TV roles?