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Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander

Noomi Rapace is the Swedish actress playing the part of Lisbeth Salander in the Millennium movies. Initially questioned whether she could handle the strong and unusual role of Lisbeth, she has risen throughout the movies. Today, her critically acclaimed part as Lisbeth has awarded her with multiple prizes from different Swedish juries. 

Noomi Rapace, née Noomi Norén, was born in Järna, outside Stockholm, Sweden. Her father was Rogelio Durán, a Spanish Flamenco singer, and her mother is Nina Norén, a Swedish actress. When she was five years old, she moved with her mother and stepfather to Flúðir, Iceland, where they stayed for three years. She gained her first acting experience when she played a non-speaking role in "Í skugga hrafnsins" by Hrafn Gunnlaugsson when she was eight years old.

Seventeen years old, she debuted on TV with the part of Lucinda Gonzales in the series "Tre Kronor". 1998 to 1999, Noomi Rapace studied at Skara Skolscen. The following years, she worked at a couple of smaller theaters in Sweden until she was engaged at Swedens two finest theaters, Stockholms stadsteater and The Royal Dramatic Theatre in 2003. Until this date, she has participated in many Swedish plays and movies.

In 2010, Noomi Rapace was awarded for her leading actress role in the Swedish "Män som hatar kvinnor" (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) with a guldbagge (a Swedish Oscar) as well as Dagens Nyheters kulturpris.

Noomi Rapache is married to actor Ola Rapace, and together they have a son, Lev.

Quotes (translated)

"I'm interested in the darker aspects of mankind, that which is not easy or well balanced. The cracks." (DN 2007-11-23)

"We need more extreme movies in Sweden, personal projects not necessarily aimed towards a big audience. I think such goals (big audiences) inhibits creativity" (DN 2007-11-23)

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There really IS no comparison between the Swedish film version and American one. Noomi captures the part of Lisbeth without a flaw!!! Words cannot do justice to her performance!!! I have viewed the trilogy at least 3 times!!

- Kate Moss. USA, 16 Mars 2015

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I could not be more impressed with the lead actress. Role fulfilled! Character, nuanced feeling, intensity, and drive. Superb.

- alambique, 4 Mars 2015

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I was extremely impressed with this actress and the whole subject matter. I have watched it 3 times and continue to find it done extremely well. I did not think I would enjoy the subtitles, but never really noticed them as I watched the movie. He was an excellent author ( I also read the books), very sad that he died so young.

- Martha Paulun, USA, 19 January 2015

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De beste serie die ik ooit gezien heb.


Voor de 3e keer op televisie en weer aan de buis gekluisterd.

Zij behoort wereldberoemd te zijn.

- Kirsten, 18 January 2015

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- Christine liberson, 4 December 2014

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Perfect girl /holmes444

- , 20 July 2014

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I would love to be able to hack into Lisabeth Salanders computer

- Mushy, 11 June 2014

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I've seen the 3 films with Ms. Rapace. She is spectacular. What a great actress. She IS The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo!

- MSG, 24 May 2014

But only inswedish

- chr, 4 December 2014

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Sra. Rapace, su Lisbeth Salaner es impagable. Sepa que tiene una fan en Argentina, al igual que el Sr. Larsson, RIP.

- Alicia J. Bianchi B., 21 December 2013

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and your money

- shayla, 20 December 2013

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