The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
For a year and a half, she poured such fury and craft, so much of herself, into Lisbeth Salander the tattooed hacker in the three Swedish films of Stieg Larsson's best sellers that friends told her, "You've been in there a while now, Noomi. Maybe it's time to come out." And when the shoot was over, she says, "my body just threw her out from me. I was sick for a week." The trilogy was a worldwide hit, and Rapace, 31, was the great new face of 2010. She won't reprise Lisbeth in the U.S. remake, but it'd be a shame if Hollywood let this 21st century Garbo stay in Sweden.
See Noomi Rapace talk about her favorite performances: