Lorenza Francesca Izzo Parsons (born 1989 or 1990) is a Chilean actress and model best known for her role as Kylie in the horror film Aftershock, Justine in another horror film, The Green Inferno, and Genesis in the erotic horror thriller Knock, Knock, the latter two directed by her former husband Eli Roth.Contents
Izzo was born in Santiago, Chile to Chilean model Rosita Parsons (es). She has a younger sister, Clara Lyons Parsons, who is a model as well. When she was twelve years old, she moved to Atlanta with her father, then working towards a Ph.D. at Georgia Institute of Technology. She was bullied over her strong Chilean accent as a child, but stated she "got over accent pretty fast" after watching the 2002 sports film Blue Crush several times. Izzo recalls becoming "obsessed with Kate Bosworth" and having "no idea she was Australian — to me she was American and it was all I needed to know".Career
In 2007, Izzo was modeling and studying journalism at the University of Los Andes (Universidad de los Andes) when she moved to New York City to study acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
In 2010, she made her debut as an actress in Instrucciones para mi funeral, an independent film made by Sebastián Radic as a graduation project.
Her modeling career reached its peak in 2011 when Izzo and her mother were invited to São Paulo Fashion Week where they met Gisele Bundchen. The meeting resulted in Lorenza becoming the new face of Colcci, a Brazilian fashion company.
The same year, Izzo appeared in Que pena tu boda (es) (Sorry About Your Wedding) a comedy by Chilean director Nicolás López.
In 2012, with one commercial feature movie to her name and three more then-about to be released Que pena tu familia, Aftershock, and The Green Inferno, Lorenza moved to Los Angeles, when she soon secured small roles in Hemlock Grove and I Am Victor.
In 2015, she starred alongside Keanu Reeves and Ana de Armas in Knock Knock, a horror film directed by future husband Eli Roth and filmed in Santiago's Chicureo neighbourhood.Personal life
On November 8, 2014, Izzo married American actor and director Eli Roth on the beach of Zapallar, Chile. The pair were introduced through mutual friend and directing Nicolás López during production of 2013's The Green Inferno. López was unaware Izzo could speak English and she was originally to play a small role in the film. After Izzo revealed she could speak English fluently, Roth ended up casting her in the lead, where they "spent the whole shooting process together". She attributes the start of their relationship to "the randomness of the world". In July 2018, the couple filed for divorce. Filmography Film Year Title Role Notes 2011 Qué pena tu boda Lucia Edwards 2012 Qué pena tu familia Lucia Edwards 2012 Aftershock Kylie 2013 The Green Inferno Justine 2014 The Stranger Ana 2014 Sex Ed Pilar 2015 Knock Knock Genesis 2015 I'm Not Crazy 2016 Holidays Jean 2018 Life Itself Elena 2018 The House with a Clock in Its Walls Mrs. Barnavelt 2019 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Francesca Cappuci Filming Television Year Title Role Notes 2013 Hemlock Grove Brooke Bluebell Guest role; 2 episodes 2013 I Am Victor Lena Engles Television film 2016 Feed the Beast Pilar Herrera Main role; 10 episodes 2017 Dimension 404 Val Hernandez / SpeedRun Episode: "Impulse" 2018 Casual Tathiana Supporting role; 6 episodes Awards and nominations Year Price Category Work 2011 Copihue de Oro TV model Herself Nominated 2014 BloodGuts UK Horror Best actress The Green Inferno Nominated References