A little over a year ago, Noomi Rapace was just a pretty Swedish woman with a name we couldn't pronounce who originally starred in the film that made Rooney Mara pierce her nipples, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. After a supporting role in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Rapace is now front and center of what is arguably the biggest movie of 2012: Prometheus. America couldn't be more in love with her.
After Rapace's quick rise to Stateside fame, we're committed to finding the next big thing. That is, the next beautiful foreign woman who can sideline the exhausted A-list actresses fronting every contemporary U.S. film. Dozens of message boards, casting announcements, and Google searches later, we've come up with quite a few of them.