The Five Most Bad Ass Female Movie Leads

In the remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Rooney Mara takes on the role of Lisbeth Salander, a bike-riding bisexual computer hacker with a dark past. Together with magazine journalist Michael Blomkvist, they must unravel the mystery of a women who was proclaimed missing/dead over 40 years ago.

Her character’s darker front is what really gives her the edge. Tattooing ‘I am a sadistic pig, a pervert, and a rapist’ across her rapist’s back, and then raping him as a potent dose of revenge and deterrent makes Salander a definite bad ass.

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In December this year Rooney Mara will have to fill the gargantuan boots of Noomi Rapace, when she takes on the part of Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher’s English-language adaptation.

Click through the gallery to whom we’ve deemed the five most bad ass female characters in film, plus check out an EXCLUSIVE image from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo as well as two others.