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Rosario Dawson: Seven Pounds of Azzaro

Rosario Dawson: Seven Pounds of Azzaro

Rosario Dawson rocks a one-shoulder jeweled Azzaro dress (Spring/Summer 2009) to the premiere of her latest movie, Seven Pounds, at the CineStar in Berlin, Germany on Tuesday.

Did you know that Rosario gave up civil engineering at NYC’s Columbia University to focus on acting?

“I grew up around a lot of artists who were hungry and frustrated,” she says. “I was very aware that my mum was a singer who never got to fully realize her dreams and my uncle Gus was a comic book artist but was always struggling check to check and my grandmother was a poet and a photographer and a painter – all these people also had real jobs and that was what you did. I loved the artists around me but there was a fear that I just wasn’t going to get by. I was going to be the first one in my family to go to college and that was very, very important to me and then I became an actor.”

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