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Dakota Fanning Moving Beyond Child Actress Years

July 17, 2013

Dakota Fanning burst onto her the movie scene at the age of 7 with her portrayal of the daughter of a mentally challenged man in I Am Sam, and by the time she turned 18 already had more movies under her belt than even many Hollywood veterans.

But the 19-year-old actress is now ready to move beyond her label as a “child actress,” carefully selecting roles that allow her to display her acting range and putting out a new image.

That image was on display this week, as Dakota Fanning and her sister Elle appeared in a series of photographs supporting J. Estina’s fall 2013 ad campaign. The shots were elegant and not too revealing, a clear attempt to show that Dakota is more than the cute-faced girl from a string of hit movies.

“While the teens are absolutely stunning in the photos with flawless hair and makeup, it’s like they skipped their 20s,” writes omg! style correspondent Suzy Byrne. “Instead of young Hollywood stars, we see mature businesswomen — or ladies who lunch.” Read More