How Old Was Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie in The Runaways?

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Dakota Fanning can be counted among some of the biggest stars in Hollywood – she has starred with enough celebrities to have reached the same status.

Dakota started her acting career as part of a Tide commercial at the age of 5 in 1999.

Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie and Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett in the 2010 American biographical drama film The RunawaysDakota Fanning as Cherie Currie and Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett in the 2010 American biographical drama film The Runaways (Credit: Apparition / Summit Entertainment)

She has since appeared in several films, many of them significant blockbusters, the latest being “The Nightingale,” which is not yet released.

The 28-year-old American actress is also reportedly part of “The Equalizer 3” cast alongside Denzel Washington.

Twelve years ago, she starred as Cherie Currie in the 2010 American biographical drama film about the formation of the first all-girl band.

Dakota Fanning and musician Cherie Currie attend "The Runaways" New York premiereDakota Fanning and musician Cherie Currie attend “The Runaways” New York premiere at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on March 17, 2010, in New York City (Credit: B. Ach / INFevents)

The Runaways, which was also the name of the band, was released on January 24, 2010, when Dakota Fanning was 15 years old. She celebrated her 16th birthday on February 23, 2010. A few years older, Kristen Stewart was 19 years and turned 20 on April 9, 2010.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Currie said she couldn’t have been happier that Fanning was cast as her.

She’s my favorite actress. I have been watching her evolve, well, she was evolved from day one, but I have been a fan of her for years. Isn’t that weird, to say that about a 16-year-old, that I’ve been a fan of her for years? But it was a complete dream come true. And she’s gorgeous too, with that beautiful face. I never in my wildest dreams thought someone of her caliber would have been interested in doing this, but when I talked to her about it she said when she read the script she had no doubt she was the only one to do the role. And I said, “Why do you say that?” And she said “What are they gonna do, get a 26-year-old to play a 15-year-old?” And I thought, “You are so smart.” And she could really see that we might have been 15, 16 but we were wise beyond our years. We had to be.

Dakota Fanning wears glitter in her hair at the premiere of "The Neon Demon"Dakota Fanning wears glitter in her hair at the premiere of “The Neon Demon” held on June 14, 2016, at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

Fanning and co-star Kristen Stewart were required to take vocal lessons for the film. The live performance scenes were really the two actresses singing, and Joan Jett reportedly raved about their singing capabilities.

The two also shared a passionate kiss in the film, which received a nomination for “Best Kiss” at the MTV Movie Awards.

Kristen Stewart with costar Dakota Fanning on the set of The Runaways filming in Los AngelesKristen Stewart with costar Dakota Fanning on the set of The Runaways filming in Los Angeles on July 1, 2009 (Credit: INFphoto)

The on-screen chemistry between Fanning and Stewart is irrefutable, and Fanning mentioned that her friendship with Stewart is one of the most special bonds in her life.

Riley Keough, director Floria Sigismondi, Joan Jett, Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, and Cherie Currie attend a screening of "The Runaways"Riley Keough, director Floria Sigismondi, Joan Jett, Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, and Cherie Currie attend a screening of “The Runaways” at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on March 17, 2010, in New York City (Credit: B. Ach / INFevents)

“She has held my hair back and talked me through heartbreak. She has always been there for me when I have needed her most and most of all she has taught me the power of being one hundred percent yourself one hundred percent of the time,” Fanning said at Elle’s Women In Hollywood Awards in 2016.

In the same year, in June, The Runaways actress Dakota Fanning showed support for her little sister, Elle Fanning, at the Los Angeles premiere of The Neon Demon.

Dakota Fanning sparkles on the purple carpet in a Monique Lhuillier dressDakota Fanning sparkles on the purple carpet in a Monique Lhuillier dress (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

At the premiere of The Neon Demon held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the then-22-year-old actress sparkled in a sequined cocktail dress as she graced the purple carpet at the Arclight Cinemas.

Her Monique Lhuillier Resort 2016 creation glittered blue thanks to all-over sequins. The strapless design and short hemline showed off her shoulders and legs.

Dakota Fanning accessorizes with blue eyeshadow and a blue cocktail ring at the premiere of "The Neon Demon"Dakota Fanning accessorizes with blue eyeshadow and a blue cocktail ring at the premiere of “The Neon Demon” (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

Dakota kept her accessories simple — with only a large blue ring — allowing her dress to shine on its own. Her metallic box clutch and silver heels added subtle brilliance to the look.

Finally, she rocked metallic blue eyeshadow and doused her hair part in glitter to play up the sparkly theme of the event.

Dakota Fanning's feet in silver Jimmy Choo sandalsDakota Fanning’s feet in silver Jimmy Choo sandals (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

Dakota showed off her white pedicure in silver metallic leather sandals with four-inch heels. These Jimmy Choo “Hesper” sandals also feature crisscross adjustable ankle straps and open toes.

Dakota later posted an Instagram picture with her sister, who was similarly decked out in sequins.

Via Dakota Fanning's Instagram, posted June 17, 2016: Elle Fanning and Dakota Fanning at "The Neon Demon" after party in Los AngelesVia Dakota Fanning’s Instagram, posted June 17, 2016: Elle Fanning and Dakota Fanning at “The Neon Demon” after party in Los Angeles (Credit: Dakota Fanning’s Instagram)

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