Lorenza Izzo is a beautiful and talented Chilean actress whose meteoric rise to fame came about through her enactment of Justine in the 2013 American horror film, The Green Inferno. She started gaining much popularity and fortune after her striking performance in the aforementioned horror movie as she went on to make appearances in popular movies and TV series such as Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, Feed the Beast, and Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.
She is also a renowned model who has accomplished several feats in the modeling industry including being the face of Colcci, a Brazilian fashion company and walking the ramp for a top Chilean fashionista, Ruben Campos. Besides her exploits in the film and modeling industry, Lorenza Izzo is also quite known as the ex-wife of the award-winning American horror film director, screenwriter, producer and actor, Eli Roth. Read on as we unveil further details on who Lorenza Izzo is and what she is doing now.
Who is Lorenza Izzo?
The elegant looking actress was born as Lorenza Francesca Izzo Parsons on 19th September 1989 in Santiago, the capital and largest city of Chile. His father, Claudio Izzo is of Italian descent and acquired his doctorate degree at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. Her mother, Rosita Parsons is a famous Chilean model and her younger sister, Clara Lyons Parsons whom she is twelve years older than, is also a model. She relocated to Atlanta at the age of twelve with her father during her father’s doctorate degree studies. She was, however, bullied because of her strong Chilean accent but quickly overcame it by regularly watching the 2002 film, Blue Crush.
After moving back to Chile at the age of 16 to complete her high school education, Lorenzo Izzo then furthered her education by enrolling at Universidad de Los Andes (University of Los Andes) to study Journalism and later relocated to New York City to sharpen her acting skills at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute where she studied Acting. She also enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to study design.
The comely actress followed in the footsteps of her mother to become a model by first appearing on the cover of a magazine alongside her mother when she was two weeks old. So far, Lorenza Izzo has modeled for several top-notch magazines including being the new face of the Brazilian fashion company, Colcci as well as walking the runway for many A-List fashion designers like Ruben Campos.
The beauteous actress got her acting career to a get-go by starring as Lucia Edwards in the 2011 Chilean comedy film, Que Pena Tu Boda (Sorry About Your Wedding). The film was a commercial success as it went on to become the highest-grossing Chilean film of 2011. Lorenza Izzo then had a busy year in 2012 as she featured in three feature films, appearing as Kylie in the horror movie, Aftershock, as Lucia in the romantic comedy film, Que Pena Tu Familia, and as Olimpia in the drama film, Instrucciones Para Mi Funeral. She stayed in character of Olimpia (a disturbed teen) in Instrucciones Para Mi Funeral on and off the screen to an extent that she was chased out of her house until the shooting was completed.
Furthermore, she made her small screen debut when she appeared in two episodes of the 2013 horror thriller, Hemlock Grove as Groove Bluebell which she so much prepared for, as she exquisitely trained with a cheerleading coach. Lorenza Izzo got her breakout role as Justine in the 2013 Eli Roth‘s horror movie, The Green Inferno starring alongside Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara, and Kirby Bliss Blanton. Her excellent enactment of the character earned her 2014 BloodGuts UK Horror Awards Best Actress nomination.
Having created a niche for herself in the movie industry with her unique character portrayals, Lorenza Izzo shared screen space with Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie in the 2019 Quentin Tarantino‘s award-winning comedy film, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood. Other movies and TV shows the gorgeous actress has graced her talent with includes Sex Ed, Lab Coats: Life After the Zombie Apocalypse, Feed the Beast, The House With a Clock in Its Walls, Where We Go From Here, among many others.
As of now, she has not won any awards in her career but she has been doing a great job and her works have been lauded by many people around the globe. No doubt, in the near future she will definitely grab many awards.
Marriage to Eli Roth, Her Ex-Husband
Concerning her personal life, Lorenza met her ex-husband, Eli Roth in 2013, on the set of The Green Inferno of which he served as the director and producer. The pair bonded properly during the production of the movie and then, solemnized the union on the beach of Zapallar in Chile in November 2014. Unfortunately, the marriage was annulled four years later and it didn’t produce any child.
What Is Lorenza Izzo Doing Now?
Lorenza Izzo is currently working in the post-production of her first film as a producer titled, Women, Is Losers, starring as Celina alongside Simi Liu, Bryan Craig, Chrissie Fit, and Lisa Weil. The aforementioned film which is based on the true story of the director’s (Lissette Feliciano) family in 1960’s San Francisco will be premiered in 2020.