Asia Argento, 43, flexes in bikini photo as she returns to social media: 'I'm back, stronger than before'

Suzy Byrne
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment

Asia Argento is back, blond and “stronger than before.”

The Italian actress, 43, returned from a social media hiatus to share a photo of her very buff bikini body. In it, her arms are flexed, abs toned and tattoos on full display. Her dark hair has also been lightened to blond.

Argento’s message, roughly translated, said. “I'm back, stronger than before!” Among the hashtags she used was: “She never lost her hardcore.”

Argento hasn’t posted on Instagram since May. She hasn’t been on Twitter either, deleting her account altogether.

Argento clearly needed a break after a several years of headline-making news. Not long after coming out as a Harvey Weinstein’s accuser, she publicly mourned the death of her boyfriend Anthony Bourdain.

Then, not long after that, she was the one being accused of sexual assault. It was made public that Argento had paid off former child star Jimmy Bennett, who once played her son in a film, when he threatened to sue her for allegedly assaulting her in a hotel room when he was 17. She denied she assaulted him. She later claimed he assaulted her.

The accusations against her led to her being cut as judge on X Factor Italy last year — and IMDB doesn’t list any acting roles since. In her Instagram stories, she touted an upcoming DJ set.

Asia Argento walking the runway during the Antonio Grimaldi Spring Summer 2019 show during Paris Fashion Week in January. (Photo: Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)

As Argento returns to the spotlight, Bourdain’s personal belongings are hitting the auction block. Some of the proceeds will go to his estranged wife, Ottavia Busia, and their daughter, Ariane, while the rest will be donated to Culinary Institute of America’s Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship.

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