DarkMode/LightMode
Light Mode

Rapace rebelled with teenage drinking

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star admits she lashed out while growing up in the south of Sweden with her mum and stepfather, and began pushing her limits when she was just 13 by downing booze.

She recalls, “I was always drunk. I hated the way that girls were supposed to be and supposed to behave. So at 13 and 14, I thought, ‘OK, I’m a girl, but I can drink like a man. Only faster and harder.’

“But by the time I was 15, I had to go to the doctor, because I was so completely messed up. He asked me how much I drank, and when I told him that it was roughly a bottle of whisky a night, he said, ‘Oh my God – you have to stop! Now!”

- Advertisement -