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

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.

It’s been a rough few years for Argento, with the death of her boyfriend Anthony Bourdainbeing a Harvey Weinstein’s accuser and being accused of sexual assault herself.

It was the accusations against her — by former child star Jimmy Bennett, who once played her son in a film — that cost her a role as a judge on X Factor Italy last year. IMDB doesn’t list any acting roles since. In her Instagram stories, she touted an upcoming DJ set.

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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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Actor Asia Argento and Anthony Bourdain attend day 1 of the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Asia Argento and Anthony Bourdain attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Asia Argento and Anthony Bourdain attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: Anthony Bourdain and Asia Argento attend the 2018 Women In The World Summit at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center on April 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Chef Anthony Bourdain and actor Asia Argento attend the 2018 Women In The World Summit at Lincoln Center on April 12, 2018 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: Chef Anthony Bourdain and actor Asia Argento attend the 2018 Women In The World Summit at Lincoln Center on April 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
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