Before Rooney Mara was set to play the anti-heroine of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, it was Swedish actress Noomi Rapace who was brave enough to take on the now-coveted role. Since her breakout role in the Millenium series, Rapace has become one of the most sought-after actresses in the States, proven by the fact that she's staring in this holiday season's anticipated blockbuster, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which hits theaters this Friday. Continue reading and get to know more about the girl making her American film debut this weekend.