updated 10/22/2010 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/23/2010 AT 11:25 AM ET
Rooney Mara has gone from sweet-faced star to bad girl Lisbeth Salander.
Mara, 25, is in Sweden shooting the Hollywood adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s best-selling novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
In photos hot off the set, the actress – whose chestnut hair normally falls past her shoulders in gentle waves – is now sporting a severe raven-black cut with blunt bangs.
Add to that heavy eye make-up, a lip ring and boots decorated with duct tape, and Mara’s transformation into the feisty computer hacker is complete.–Sara Hammel