Dakota Fanning on Why She's Secure with Herself

Actress Dakota Fanning is the February cover girl for Cosmopolitan magazine as its "Fun Fearless Female of the Year." She talks about how she imagines meeting The One someday -- and what makes her so self-assured.


Fanning, who turns 18 at the end of February, explained, "Since I was young, I've always known who I was. I never really had to go through finding who I am. I've always felt really secure."

Read more of Dakota's interview when the Cosmopolitan February issue hits newsstands January 10.

The young star will next be seen in "Now is Good," a drama in which she plays a girl dying of leukemia, who compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away, including losing her virginity.