Who is Lorenza Izzo?

When the adventure horror movie “The Green Inferno” was released in 2013, the lead female character caught the eye of the audience, not just because of her performance, but also because of her stunning beauty. If you ever wanted to know more about the actress who was seen as Justine in this film, let us introduce you to Lorenza Francesca Izzo Parsons, known simply as Lorenza Izzo.

She has over 25 acting credits to her name, and the mentioned role brought her the BloodGuts UK Horror Award for Best Actress, although she’s perhaps known best for her role as Francesca Capucci in Quentin Tarantino’s movie “Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood”, which had 380 award nominations and won 143, including two Oscars for Best Achievement in Production Design, and for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Brad Pitt).

Early life, family, and education

Lorenza was born under the zodiac sign of Virgo on 19 September 1989, in Santiago, Chile, thus her nationality is Chilean, although she comes from a family of Italian descent from her father’s side, but about whom little is known except his name, Claudio Izzo. Her mother, Rosita Parsons is a famous Chilean model and actress, known for her role in the telenovela “Porky Te Amo”, and Lorenza’s younger sister, Clara Lyon Parsons is also a model.

Lorenza also had an interest in modeling, and she first appeared on the catwalk aged 15, and when she turned 18, booked her first major campaign as the face of Brazilian fashion label ‘Colcci’.

Speaking of her educational background, when she was 12 she moved with her father to Atlanta, Georgia USA, and there attended a local middle school, but when she was 16, she moved back to Chile, where she finished her high school education. Upon matriculating in 2007, she enrolled at the University of the Andes, in Santiago, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 2010, and then she moved to New York City, USA, where she studied acting at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

Roles in movies

Lorenza made her acting debut portraying Lucia Edwards in the Chilean movie “Que Pena Tu Boda” in 2011, and in the following year, she was seen in another three Chilean movies, entitled “Aftershock”, “Que Pena Tu Familia”, and “Instrucciones Para Mi Funeral”, while her first appearance in a US production movie was her portrayal of Justine in “The Green Inferno” in 2013.

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In the same year, she was seen as Lena in the TV movie “I Am Victor”, and next she was cast to play Ana in the 2014 movie “The Stranger”, also starring Luis Gnecco and Cristo Montt, which won the Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival Award for the Best Iberoamerican film. This was followed by her role as Pilar in the romantic comedy “Sex Ed”, and the following year, Lorenza portrayed Genesis in the erotic thriller drama “Knock Knock”, also starring Keanu Reeves and Ana de Armas. She was then, seen in the short movies “Lab Coats: Life After the Zombie Apocalypse” (2015) and “Holidays” (2016), before she was cast to play Elena Dempsey-Gonzalez in the 2018 movie “Life Itself”, alongside Oscar Isaac, Annette Bening and Olivia Wilde.

In the family comedy fantasy “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” from 2018, also starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, and Owen Vaccaro, Lorenza portrayed a Mother, and in the following year, she was seen as Francesca Capucci in the aforementioned “Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood”, followed by her role as Iris in “Where We Go From Here”.

In 2021, Lorenza portrayed Celina in “Women Is Losers”, and in 2022, she was cast to play Blair in “The Aviary”, which was her most recent movie role. There are few new projects starring her, including the thriller “Fall into Darkness”, directed by Roxanne Benjamin, which is currently in post-production.

Roles in series

Lorenza made her first television appearance portraying Brooke Bluebell in two episodes of the series “Hemlock Grove” in 2013, and three years later, she was cast to play Pilar Herrera in “Feed the Beast”, followed by her guest role as Val Hernandez in “Dimension 404” in 2017.

In the following year, Lorenza was seen as Tathiana in “Casual”, and her next television role came in 2020, when she was cast to play Santa Muerte in “Penny Dreadful: City of Angles”, and in 2021 and ’22, she portrayed Ruby in “Hacks”. It’s now been announced that she will be starring as Vida in the new FOX series entitled “Panhandle”.

Love life and marriage to Eli Roth

Lorenza hasn’t been the subject of any rumors and controversies concerning her love life before 2018, when she shared that her sexual orientation is pansexual. It’s widely known that she was married to Eli Roth, a famous American actor, director and writer, whom she met at the beginning of her acting career back in 2012, when they both starred in the movie “Aftershock”.

It isn’t clear if they started dating soon after they met, but it’s known that they tied the knot on 8 November 2014, on the beach of Zapallar, Chile, and were married until July 2018, when they announced their separation with the joint Instagram post saying: ‘It is with deep love and respect that we are choosing to separate as a couple.

We’ve had an incredible journey together, we love each other very much, and will remain the best of friends.’ The divorce settlement was finalized in August 2019; the two didn’t have children.

As of June 2022, Lorenza is in a relationship with a girl known as Sophie Andrea Tabet, who is a writer and director, from Los Angeles, California. They publicized their relationship in 2019, when they attended the premiere of the movie “Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood”. The two often share joint photos on their Instagram profiles.

Age, height, and net worth

Lorenza’s age is 32, and has long brown hair and piercing blue eyes; she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs) and is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, with vital statistics of 35-24-36.

According to the court documents, after she divorced Eli Roth, Lorenza didn’t receive any direct spousal support – he kept two houses, his Writers Guild of America (WGA), Directors Guild of America (DGA), and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) pensions, as well as a number of bank accounts and the rights to his work, while Lorenza received two bank accounts, Chilean ceramics, and a Salvador Dali painting. Eli also took on lease Lorenza’s Porsche, and made a $455,000 equalization payment to settle finances between them.

As of June 2022, Lorenza’s net worth has been estimated at over $5 million, most of her income earned through her joint modeling and acting career.

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