Twilight's new red-headed hottie vampire revealed

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

It's Bryce Dallas Howard, who takes over the role of the evil vampire Victoria, in the upcoming The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, from which this new pic comes (courtesy of

It's the first look at the red-haired star as Victoria, a role previously played by Rachelle Lefevre, in an encounter with Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson, Fearnet says:

The new image shows Victoria (Howard) with her hands around Edward's (Pattinson) head, preparing to kill him the old-fashioned way: by tearing his head clean off. Victoria's boy-toy Riley (Xavier Samuel) is also present, restraining Edward who kneels in pain.

Twilight devotees will notice that nothing exactly like this happens in the book, although Edward does face off with the vengeful Victoria in the snow, so it seems as though screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg has taken some creative liberties to raise the stakes in the third, and more suspenseful, film installment.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is in theaters June 30. (Click here to see more images from Eclipse.)

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