A singer, model and actress, this husky-voiced beauty is known for her roles in ‘The Horse Whisperer’, ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ and ‘The Avengers’. Take a look at Scarlet Johansson’s life through our eyes.
Considered to be one of the sexiest actors in Tinseltown, Johansson’s features are equated with that of a Goddess. Johansson has certainly surpassed her image of a sensual actress and is on the ladder to become one of the respected and big stars in Hollywood. Johansson was acknowledged with the 2,470th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of Madame Tussauds in Hollywood. She is an ardent fan of Woody Allen and has worked with him in his productions.
Johansson prefers evading the eyes of the paparazzi, especially guarding her private life from the press. Johansson avoids any sort of public invasion in her private life by keeping away from social networking sites, especially Twitter.
This Hollywood beauty is in complete awe of the city she was born in; talking of New York she says, “The city is very kind to me, It wraps its big, warm arms around me and keeps me safe. I feel good here.”
Getting an early start to her career, she debuted as a Hollywood actor when she was just 10. Johansson has often portrayed mature roles in the films, thus, earning herself a tag of being mature before her age.
Name: Scarlett Ingrid Johansson
Born on: 22nd November 1984
Place: New York City, USA
Daughter of: Karsten Johansson and Melanie Sloan
Siblings: Vanessa, Adrian, Hunter Johansson and Fenan
Trademark: Buxom figure, Full lips
Education: Lee Strasberg Institute
Graduation: Professional Children’s School in Manhattan
Stage Debut: In 1993, with Playwrights Horizon Theater’s production “Sophistry”
Hollywood Debut: In 1994, in Rob Reiner’s “North”
Recent Work: The Avengers; released May 4, 2012
Terrified of: Birds and Insects, especially Cockroaches
Interests: Tap Dancing
|Manny & Lo||1996||Amanda|
|If Lucy Fell||1996||Emily|
|Home Alone 3||1997||Molly|
|The Horse Whisperer||1998||Grace MacLean|
|The Man Who Wasn’t There||2001||Birdy Abundas|
|An American Rhapsody||2001||Suzanne|
|A Good Woman||2001||Meg Windermere|
|Eight Legged Freaks||2002||Ashley|
|Girl With a Pearl Earring||2003||Griet|
|Lost in Translation||2003||Charlotte|
|In Good Company||2004||Alex Foreman|
|A Love Song For Bobby Long||2004||Pursy Will|
|The SpongeBob Square Pants Movie||2004||Mindy the Mermaid|
|The Perfect Score||2004||Francesca|
|Match Point||2005||Nola Rice|
|The Island||2005||Sarah Jordan|
|The Prestige||2006||Olivia Wenscombe|
|The Black Dahlia||2006||Kay Lake|
|The Nanny Diaries||2007||Annie Braddock|
|The Other Boleyn Girl||2008||Mary Boleyn|
|The Spirit||2008||Silken Floss|
|Vicky Cristina Barcelona||2008||Cristina|
|He’s Just Not That Into You||2009||Anna|
|Iron Man 2||2010||Natalie Rushman/Black Widow|
|The Whale||2011||an Executive Producer|
|We Bought a Zoo||2011||Kelly Foster|
|The Avengers||2012||Black Widow|
Johansson is demi-Danish, demi-Jew as she is the descendant of a Danish father and an Ashkenazi Jewish mother. Thanks to her movie-buff mother who accompanied her to the auditions, Johansson entered the industry rather young. She got her first break in Rob Reiner’s production ‘North’, which was sadly a major disaster. However, her talent got critical praise a couple of years later for her role in If Lucy Fell and Manny & Lo. Johansson earned herself name and recognition for her role in Robert Redford’s The Horse Whisperer. She was accredited for being able to perform with a talent that contradicted her age.
Johansson’s status as a star rose with her performance in Lost in Translation where she played the role of Charlotte, an abandoned young wife. She won the BAFTA award for her role in the film. Besides, she also won a nomination for the Golden Globe award and was also nominated by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Chicago Film Critics Association.
Apart from her roles in Hollywood, Johansson has also made her presence felt in Broadway, playing the role of Catherine Carbone in Arthur Miller’s, A View from the Bridge, earning herself a Tony Award for Best Performance in a Play.
Preferring to keep her personal life under wraps, Johansson despises the idea of sharing her personal matters on social networking sites. Here’s what she has to say on social networking, “I don’t have a Facebook or a Twitter account …That, to me, is a very strange phenomenon. I can’t think of anything I’d rather do less than have to continuously share details of my everyday life … But I’d rather that people had less access to my personal life. If I could keep it that way, I’d be a happy lady.”
Johansson’s relation to Canadian actor, Ryan Reynolds resulted in marriage which was short-lived. Johansson filed for divorce in 2010. Soon after that, she was linked to Sean Penn; they, however, split in May 2011. She was previously linked to Jared Leto, Josh Hartnett, and Patrick Wilson. Being a huge fan of Woody Allen, there is no doubt that she is regarded as a muse for Allen himself. Johansson claims to have a liking for the bad boys and has a connection to older men.
Johansson sang ‘Summertime‘ for Unexpected Dreams – Songs From the Stars, in 2006. She performed for the Coachella Reunion in Indio in 2007. Johansson was the leading lady in Justin Timberlake’s video ‘What Goes Around… Comes Around‘ in 2007. Johansson recorded an album titled ‘Anywhere I Lay My Head‘ consisting of an original track and 10 cover versions of Tom Waits’ songs. Johansson along with singer Pete Yorn recorded an album titled ‘Break Up‘ in 2009. She sang the track ‘Bullet‘ for the album ‘Terrible Thrills Vol. 1‘ in 2010. She also sang the track ‘One Whole Hour‘ for the documentary Wretches & Jabberers in 2011.
Johansson campaigned for John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential elections and for Barack Obama in 2008. Johansson supports Barack Obama and hosted a fashion launch whose proceeds go into the President’s reelection campaign. Johansson publicly supports Scott Stringer’s 2013 run for the New York City mayor.
Johansson has been the ambassador for Oxfam International, an aid and development agency, ever since 2005.
Johansson is the face of Spanish clothing brand Mango since 2009. She is the face of Dolce & Gabbana, L’Oréal, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein.
In 2009, Johansson became the first celebrity to be the ambassador of Moet & Chandon Champagne.
Seeing the way Scarlett Johansson has created a niche for herself in an industry which depends solely on talent, it is needless to say that the young starlet is on the right path to success.