The Evolution of Dakota Fanning

From her early sweet-faced roles to playing a teen rocker, see photos of The Runaways star growing up on screen (13 Photos)

Thelma Adams on Apr 9, 2010 at 7:35AM

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The Evolution of Dakota Fanning

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'Hounddog'

Fanning's most controversial role was as a poor Elvis-loving girl sexually assaulted by the milkman who promises her a ticket to see her idol in the disturbing 1950s-set Southern drama. While she was 12 when she made the 2007 movie, critics were divided on whether the subject matter was appropriate for a child star. "I know my mom would take me to see it," Fanning told USA Today. "You have to prepare your children for things that happen in the world. Everything isn't rosy."

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