Desktop Girl of the Week: Rooney Mara

If you follow movie news, you may have heard that Rooney Mara -- the younger sister of former DGOW selection Kate Mara -- was selected to play the role of Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood adaptation of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". If you follow football, you may recognize her name for a different reason.

Mara, who was born Patricia Rooney Mara, is the granddaughter of longtime New York Giants co-owner Wellington Mara (and her father Tim Mara is the Giants current VP of player evaluation). Her great-grandfather on her mother's side is Art Rooney Sr., the founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers (that's where the Rooney in her name comes from). So, like her sister, Mara has both hotness and the football connections going for her. Basically, she's like 19 levels out of your (and my) league.

Rooney Mara has been acting since 2005 and had a supporting role in the 2009 Michael Cera project "Youth in Revolt.". She's probably best known for her starring role in the 2010 remake of "A Nightmare  on Elm Street" and will also be seen (though not by me, since I'm not seeing the movie) in "The Social Network" later this year.

More importantly to THIS site, Rooney Mara is the 100th different Desktop Girl of the Week selection. If you visit the album, you'll find 105 desktops, but three girls (Britney Spears, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Kelly Clarkson) have been selected twice, and the album contains bonus pictures of Christina Hendricks and Scarlett Johansson. So how will mark this milestone? Check back tomorrow for some big DGOW news.

As always with DGOW, I’ll provide a widescreen (1680x1050) image for downloading. If you want to see past DGOW, then just check the archive album.