Rooney Mara’s Extreme Makeover for Dragon Tattoo

Rooney Mara

updated 01/12/2011 AT 11:00 AM ET

originally published 01/12/2011 AT 2:30 PM ET

Whatever happened to sweet-faced, innocent Rooney Mara?

Well, she got tattooed. And pierced. And her hair dyed jet black and chopped. And handed a pack of cigarettes. All for her role in the upcoming blockbuster The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

New photos of Mara, 25, as Lisbeth Salander, the title character in Hollywood’s adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s best-selling novel, are set to be published in February’s W magazine, on newsstands Jan. 25 – and they put to rest any doubts that Mara might not look the part.

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