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She's a femme fatale

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Some of modern cinema's best temptresses and women of mysteryBy Jeff Michael ViceSpecial to MSN MoviesMake 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).Bing: More about 'Dead Man Down' | More about Noomi Rapace"Dead Man Down" is out in theaters March 8.For more movie news, follow MSN Movies on Facebook and Twitter. (FilmDistrict)
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