Rooney Mara Joins Hollywood's Elite Team of Butt-Kicking Babes (PHOTOS)

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Apparently, girls DO run the world!

In The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which hits theaters today, actress Rooney Mara showed us just how gritty girls can get. The starlet famously chopped off her locks and endured multiple body piercings to fit the part of Lisbeth Salander, a motorcycle-riding, foul-mouthed hacker who aids Daniel Craig in a murder investigation.

But Rooney isn't the first butt-kicking babe to hit the silver screen -- check out more female action stars in the gallery above!

From Sucker Punch's Vanessa Hudgens to Angelina Jolie in her Tomb Raider days, actresses are not afraid to get a little sweaty (and maybe bloody) these days. For Mara, she even got a little bit drunk for her role.

The 26-year-old went on Late Night with David Letterman and revealed that she got hammered for her Dragon Tattoo auditions. The reason? The producers had asked her to go on a drinking binge the night before her read.

"Everyone had this hard time picturing me as [Lisbeth] and they wanted me to come in looking a little more strung out," she said. "And I never drink so I was vomiting all night."

Just all in a day's work for a badass chick.

Did we forget to mention your fave female action hero? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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  • unknown
    unknown

    she's still hot

  • DALLAS daniel hessler
    DALLAS daniel hessler

    nice stances

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    roller coaster free games

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  • Stephanie Jonathan
    Stephanie Jonathan

    How could I forget Zhang Ziyi....she's at the top, My baddd

  • Gabby
    Gabby

    Rooney Mara is so badass in GWTDT! Love her. Missing from this list Emma Watson aka Hermione Granger. She kicks ass.

  • sj
    sj

    From the movies I have watched, here is a list of the best in order of rank: #1- Trinitiy #2- Alice #3- Lara Croft #4- Sarah Connor Gotta love Butt Kicking Babes :)

  • sj
    sj

    what list would this be without sarah connor..the ultimate bad ass babe

  • sj
    sj

    her too! Trinity is definitely at the top of the list

  • sj
    sj

    her and lara croft are the best

  • Alix Verriest
    Alix Verriest

    That was the hottest she ever looked

  • Alix Verriest
    Alix Verriest

    Yummy nr 3

  • Alix Verriest
    Alix Verriest

    Used to be very hot before she had babies

  • Alix Verriest
    Alix Verriest

    Nr2 for me

  • Alix Verriest
    Alix Verriest

    Fantastic, nr 1 for sure , what a babe

  • Maldwyn Dobbs
    Maldwyn Dobbs

    I love action girls.