Noomi Rapace in red at the Rome Film Festival: gorgeous or boring?


These are photos of Noomi Rapace from the Rome Film Festival photo call and premiere of Babycall, Noomi’s latest Swedish film. Some of you are sitting there going “WHO? Why should I care about this chick?” Well, Noomi was the original Swedish actress cast as Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish film adaptations of the Millennium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, etc). Noomi was a great Lisbeth, and she’s fielding more and more offers from Hollywood, meaning that you’ll be seeing more of an English-speaking Noomi in Hollywood films. You’ll be seeing her this Christmas in Sherlock Holmes and The Game of Shadows – Noomi is playing some kind of mystic in danger. Here’s the latest trailer:

Anyway, I’m really trying to make Noomi “happen” as someone we talk about regularly, because I love her and I think she’s adorable and talented. But how do I feel about Noomi as a Fashion Girl? Well… I’m not sure red carpet gowns are her strength right now. The red gown (with an elastic waist?) that she wore for the Babycall red carpet was… meh. It’s not bad, but it’s not a show-stopper either, and she could have done better. That being said, I like the way she styled the gown. I love her hair and her simple makeup, the gold accent and those red nails and lips. She looks good while not being especially fashion-awesome.




I did love her photo call outfit, though. Right now, her strength is separates, businesswear and sportswear.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Venefica Delirium says:

    I’ve never seen this woman in anything.

    She’s pretty, I guess.

  2. Fannie says:

    She’ll also be in Prometheus with Fassbender and Charlize Theron, the new Ridley Scott film.

  3. Peachy Kean says:

    Shocker, someone doesn’t know who she is because she doesn’t infect society like a certain whore-faming family.

  4. awesome says:

    she is lisbeth salander in the original (swedish) girl with the dragon tattoo movies. she was amazing!

  5. islandgirl says:

    She is beautiful

  6. Jo says:

    She looks terrific in the photo call. I love the shoes.

  7. Nanea says:

    Thanks for trying to make Noomi happen.

    Much better than other people trying to make reality people happen and, what’s worse, calling those people stars.

  8. UKHels says:

    she looks totally fab, not massively keen on the red dress though

  9. AcornPaste says:

    Peachy Kean – you’re so mean, don’t talk about the Middletons like that!

    Anyway let’s be honest, this woman isn’t really that popular. A lot of actors and actresses lead clean, wholesome lives yet they’ve never been in anyone’s radar.

  10. gee says:

    Red carpet dress I love, the other outfit I wish the shirt was different.

  11. Al says:

    Both outfits and the makeup and hair are awesome! She is beautiful!

  12. Delta Juliet says:

    She’s beautiful

  13. ShanKat says:

    As usual, I agree with gee. The red dress is beautiful. The “separates” outfit is boring and office-casual.

  14. chantal says:

    She’s the best! The next Ingrid Bergman?

  15. sassenach says:

    She is beautiful and a great actress. Glad to see some new faces popping up on the site. So many blogs report on the same people over and over again.

  16. atorontogal says:

    Her red dress is stunning (hate the cross legged I gotta pee pose)…I’ve never heard of her but she is pretty. Too bad about the pinched look on her face in a couple of those pics!

  17. Raised Brow says:

    Sorry Kaiser…can’t agree with you here. She’s Red Carpet Royalty in this gown.

  18. Charmander says:

    Her arms are fantastic. Check out the last premiere picture…damn!

    I think she’s so hot after the Dragon Tattoo movies.

  19. Auds says:

    Finally an elegant looking woman who looks like she eats three meals a day.

  20. whome says:

    i loved both her looks, and since the first girl with…. movie i have been a fan of hers.( you dont have to be a fame whore to be famous) some ppl actually have this little thing called … shit whats it called again…. oh yeah TALENT!!!

  21. Marianne says:

    Gorgeous Gown

  22. JulieM says:

    Noomi was superb as Lisbeth Salander. A fantastic actress. I’m going to have a hard time accepting Rooney Mara in the same role.

    Glad to see that acting parts are opening up for her. She deserves it. I think she looks terrific here.

  23. chloe says:

    Loved her in the Millenium triologies and I think she is beautiful. Not your typical cookie cutter movie star, it’s refreshing. I want her arms (without having to work out)!

  24. ds says:

    Kaiser, you’re the best. So good you’re pushing her. She’s brilliant.

  25. Lara says:

    Love her!Keep writing about her.

  26. Jacqueline says:

    I love Noomi! She rocked in the Millenium Trilogy movies as Lisbeth Salander. I love how she is beautiful but not in a supermodel way. Everybody on tv looks unrealistic and simply unattainable. She looks healthy and like me.

  27. ladybert62 says:

    Too much red!

  28. Fran says:

    Have the dvd trilogy at home, and she’s such a good actress! Pity it’s going to be remade 9as usual, Hollywood is SO creative. Not.). And the new Salander’s girl look is so awful, with that bangs trauma!!

  29. Denise says:

    She was amazing as Lisbeth; I sat through the Swedish version of the film and it was phenomenal. I don’t mind if you report on her often. Mara Rooney has big shoes to fill.

  30. Amy says:

    I love her! I haven’t read the books, but I thought she was really great as Lisbeth in the original films.

  31. anonymoose says:

    Excellent makeup (and hair), love the shoes! the dress is ookaay, kinda robe-like, but considering the realm of awful it could have been, it’s a win!

    More of Noomi Rapace, please! She is worth celebrating.

  32. crys737 says:

    I love her. Saw all three films, she was amazing!

  33. Camille says:


  34. JaneWonderfalls says:

    She looks stunning! In all the pics!

  35. Sue says:

    Love her. Noomi is beautiful and talented. The only reason I would see Sherlock is because of Noomi.

  36. Venefica Delirium says:

    Peachy Kean, I’m not a cinemaphile, sorry. I’ve never watched Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, for which I guess (?) she’s famous. I don’t even watch foreign films, but thanks for the assumption that I’m ignorant enough to consume only what pop culture forces upon me.

  37. Megan says:

    I love her. Glad to see she is getting some attention.