Kirsten Caroline Dunst ( born April 30, 1982) is a German-American actress, screenwriter and director. Dunst gained widespread recognition as vampire Claudia in Interview with the Vampire. After such films as Wag the Dog and The Virgin Suicides, she transitioned into comedies starring in Drop Dead Gorgeous, Bring It On and Crazy/Beautiful . She played Mary Jane Watson in Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. Since then, her films have included Elizabethtown, Marie Antoinette and Melancholia .