Rooney Mara Reigns Supreme In Hollywood — And Here’s Why

By Celebrity News Wire on February 15, 2013

Coming in at No. 11 on Celebuzz‘s Hollywood Power Index is last year’s major breakout star, Rooney Mara.

The 27-year-old’s stellar portrayal of hacker Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher‘s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo elevated the actress to A-list status and even earned her an Oscar nomination in the process.

Last January, Mara stepped behind the lens of famed photographer Mario Testino with fellow stars Jennifer LawrenceJessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska for Vanity Fair‘s 2012 Hollywood Issue. Known as one of the most coveted magazine covers of the year for an actor or actress, the pub’s annual installment announces entertainment’s newest crop of power-players on the front of a special three-page foldout.

In vampy Theda Bara-inspired makeup and a retro-glam pink gown, Mara’s front-and-center position on Vanity Fair‘s cover only solidified her place among Hollywood’s highest-ranking talent.

As one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actresses under 30, the star of the Steven Soderbergh-directed film Side Effects continues to hone her acting chops with diverse character roles. From soft and romantic period pieces to psychological thrillers and modern, romantic comedies, she’s successfully avoided the typecasting trap that plagues so many of her peers.

Next up for the starlet? Mara will appear on screen with Amy Adams, Olivia Wilde and Joaquin Phoenix in Spike Jonze’s sci-fi romance Her, followed by the $25 million big screen adaptation of Colm Toibin‘s best-selling novel Brooklyn.

Watch the video below to see Celebuzz’s interview with the star about her new film, Side Effects – now in theaters – or,  flip through the gallery above to check out the actress’ biggest career moments over the last year.

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