6. Dr. Leonora Orantes (Marion Cotillard), Contagion (2011)
What’s a scientist to do during a global epidemic? If you’re Marion Cotillard’s Dr. Leonora Orantes, you fight killer germs with wit, hard work, and a wardrobe that’s all business.
Tahari by ASL suit ($139.98, macys.com).
7. Nancy Holbrook (Rooney Mara), A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Though this remake was torn apart by critics (sorry, Freddy), Rooney Mara made the nightmare worth it. Despite Nancy Holbrook’s dark and tortured demeanor, she still managed to put together a preppy, class-appropriate getup. Now that’s dedication!
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