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Rooney Mara goes angelic and edgy at The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo premiere

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Rooney Mara is Lisbeth Salander

Rooney Mara walked the red carpet Tuesday night at the London premiere of her new film with Daniel Craig: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The verdict? She's a bona fide superstar!

Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig at The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo premiere

Mara, 26, stepped out in Leister Square wearing an angelic lace cutout dress from the Givenchy Fall 2011 Couture collection. Her shiny black bob was a stark contrast to the dress — a great homage to her character, Lisbeth Salander, in the film based on the mega-popular trilogy.

So, will she be the first person in line at the release of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Collection for H&M? Maybe.

"I used to wear a lot of girly, frilly things. Now I buy things that are more comfortable, and more utilitarian, and sort of boyish," she told Allure in her January cover interview.

Rooney Mara in Givenchy at The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo premiere

Tattoos, haircuts and nipple piercings.. oh my!

She went through a huge transformation for her role in the film, including a drastic haircut, fake tattoos and multiple piercings.

"I had parts of my head shaved," she said. "I was in that character for over a year. If you're going to do it, you have to do it. People always ask, 'Were you crying when they cut your hair?' And it didn't freak me out at all. I was really happy to do it."

The biggest change for the talented actress was the piercings — she didn't even have her ears pierced before signing on for the David Fincher film.

"They put four holes in each ear, and, weirdly, that hurt the most," she said. Her nipple piercing hurt the least.

"…I thought, She has it in the book, and she should have it [in the movie]. Because of all the tattoos and the makeup and the piercings, and the physical transformations my body has to go through, it would always feel sort of like I was in costume, even if I was naked. It just felt like a good one to get—a necessary one to get," Mara revealed, adding that she's keeping the nipple piercing in case they make films for the two other books in the series.

"It's not something I want to ever get repierced," she said. "So I'm going to keep it in."

Photo credit: WENN

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