Daria Nicolodi

  1. Jessica Harper, Suspiria, Italy, 1977.      The Only Thing More Terrifying Than The Last 12 Minutes Of This Film Are The First 92… Or, a husband like Dario Argento, who tells his actress wife (and scenarist) arrivederci, because he’s going younger…. (Owch!) Daria is seen in the film – twice – and (gravelly) voices Helena Markos.
  2. Caroline Munro, Maniac, 1979.   Horrorsmiths stick together…  New York’s William Lustig got friendly with Italy’s Dario Argento – and wanted to star his wife, Daria, in the opening of his Maniac trilogy.  She, however, was still shooting hubby’s Inferno. (Dario made up for the lack of Daria by giving Lustig some  spare Inferno helicopter footage).  Lustig’s $48,000 budget came from his porno days, from his star (actor-writer Joe Spinnell) and from UK producer Judd Hamilton.  He alone had a codicil: If you take my money, you take my wife. As she was a Bond and Hammer Films girl, it was… Well, hello Caroline, pleased to meetcha!, guess ya know mah name…!

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