Eva Robin’s (born Roberto Maurizio Coatti; 10 December 1958) is a transgender Italian actress, model, and activist from Bologna, Italy. Perhaps best known for her role in Dario Argento’s 1982 giallo film Tenebrae. Eva was assigned male at birth. From the age of about thirteen she says she felt she was female. When she was sixteen, she met a neighbor who was transgender and who introduced her to feminizing hormones. By the age of twenty-one she was living as a woman. Eva says she doesn’t want sex reassignment surgery, saying she feels comfortable with her body and has no desire to change. Contrary to conflicting mentions, Eva currently does spell her last name with an apostrophe in it. She took her nom de plume from a character in Italy’s Diabolik comics, Eva Kant, and writer Harold Robbins. While on holiday in Sardinia she saw the name “Robbins” spelled as “Robin’s” and decided to take on that particular spelling.