Some of modern cinema's best temptresses and women of mystery
By Jeff Michael Vice
Special to MSN Movies
Make no mistake about it: We did appreciate how the at-the-time-dainty
actress Rooney Mara transformed herself into
a pierced and tattooed tail-kicker for audiences and director David Fincher in his Americanized film remake of
the best-selling novel "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."
Still, the actress seemed a bit too slender — even a bit scrawny — to play
author Stieg Larsson's most memorable character, revenge-minded hacker Lisbeth
Salander. For our money, the unknown-at-the-time actress Noomi Rapace brought the right balance of muscular
toughness and emotionally wounded vulnerability to play Lisbeth in the original,
Swedish-language film (2009).
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"Dead Man Down" is out in theaters March 8.
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