Scarlett has said that she would love to do Broadway, but she claims to have a "crippling" stage fright that started when she was a teenager and never went away.
While supporting Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential election, Scarlett claimed that she was corresponding with him over e-mail. She was caught red-handed in this lie when Obama publicly denied having any communication with her.
In 2007, Scarlett appeared in print advertisements for Louis Vuitton.
Scarlett is a big fan of the actor/director/writer Woody Allen.
Music: Classic Rock
Artists: Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Anita O'Day, Rosemary Clooney, Edith Piaf, Nina Simone, Chet Baker, and Duke Ellington
Actresses: Helena Bonham Carter, Juliette Lewis, Meryl Streep and Judy Garland
Actors: Gary Sinise, Christopher Walken, Tom Cruise, Al Pacino and Patrick Swayze
Directors: Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Tim Burton
Movies: Goodfellas and Mean Streets
Fashion Labels: Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Gucci, and Prada
In November 2008 Scarlett joined Jared Leto, Christina Ricci and Hayden Panettiere, among others, in featuring in a line of celebrity trading cards, with sale proceeds going to charities selected by the stars.
Scarlett married Ryan Reynolds in a surprise wedding in Ryan's native Canada on September 27th, 2008.
She went to Simon Baruch Middle School.
Scarlett threatened to sue US Weekly for suggesting that she had a nosejob.
Scarlett was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in May 2007.
Scarlett has been afraid of cockroaches ever since she once woke up with one on her face.
Scarlett was voted as the #2 fantasy girlfriend in a poll conducted by AskMen.com for the Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2007. The website asked voters to consider qualities including sex appeal and beauty, and intelligence, humour, charisma and ambition.
In January 2007, Scarlett was the recipient of the Hasty Pudding award. The Hasty Pudding awards are given by Hasty Pudding Theatricals, which are America's oldest college undergraduate drama troupe, and are given to actors who have made a "lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment". Scarlett attended a roast in her honour and received her Pudding Pot on February 15th, 2007.
Scarlett accused then-US President George W. Bush of not encouraging women's rights and trying to deny them the freedom to terminate unwanted pregnancies.
Scarlett had a tonsillectomy when she was younger. In 2006 she admitted that her wisdom teeth needed removing but she refuses to have the procedure done.
Scarlett was once chosen "The most natural beauty in Hollywood" by the Coiffeur's in The Hollywood.
2005 - No.9, FHM US's "100 Sexiest Women in the World"
2005 - No.68, FHM UK's "100 Sexiest Women in the World"
2005 - No.13, STARmeter's "Top 25 For 2005"
2006 - No.1, FHM US's "100 Sexiest Women in the World"
2006 - No.3, FHM UK's "100 Sexiest Women in the World"
2007 - No.3, FHM Online's "100 Sexiest Women in the World"
2007 - No.5, FHM UK's "100 Sexiest Women in the World"
2007 - No.1, Playboy's "25 Sexiest Celebrities List"
2008 - No.5, FHM Online's "100 Sexiest Women in the World"
2008 - No.3, FHM UK's "100 Sexiest Women in the World"
2008 - No.2, Maxim's "Hot 100 Women"
2009 - No.5, AIM's "100 Celebs Under 25"
Scarlett posed nude for the cover of Vanity Fair magazine's yearly Hollywood issue. (2006)
Scarlett's lips were cut during the filming of Match Point, after Jonathan Rhys-Meyers kissed her roughly.
Scarlett is allergic to pollen and wheat. She has seasonal allergies.
Scarlett was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for "Best Female Lead" in Manny & Lo (1997).
Scarlett has two pets: a kitten named "Trooper" and a lizard.
Scarlett is half Polish and half Danish. Her father, Karsten Johansson, was born in Denmark. Her mother, Melanie Johansson, comes from a Bronx-bred family of Polish descent. She has an older half-brother (Christian), an older sister (actress Vanessa), an older brother (Adrian) & a twin brother (Hunter). She is three minutes older than Hunter.
Scarlett prepared for her role in Lost in Translation (2003) by living in Hokkaido with her then boyfriend Faiz Ahmad.
Her older sister, Vanessa Johansson, is also an actress.
Scarlett planned to attend Purchase University to study film.
Scarlett auditioned for a role in The Parent Trap (1998), which went to Lindsay Lohan.
Scarlett celebrated her 20th birthday at Disneyland.
Scarlett campaigned for John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential Election.
Her father Karsten Johansson, a NY architect, and mother Melanie Johansson, her manager, now divorced, separated when she was 13.
Scarlett was cast as Rebecca in Thumbsucker (2005), but dropped out before filming commenced and was replaced by Kelli Garner.
Scarlett applied to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts for the fall 2003 semester, but was not accepted. The rejection allowed her to focus on her career, which blossomed soon after.
Scarlett was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in June 2004.
Scarlett's grandmother is writer Ejner Johansson.
She attended and graduated in 2002 from Professional Children's School in Manhattan, New York City.
She received an "introducing" credit for The Horse Whisperer (1998), although it was her seventh feature film.
Scarlett's height is 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 metres). She is left-handed and a natural red head.
Scarlett Johansson: (on why she doesn't like talking about her marriage to the press) I would never ask someone about their marriage if I didn't know them...I don't profess to know anything about marriage that anybody else doesn't know. I don't want to read about somebody who's giving me relationship advice. So I try to keep some things for myself, to have a private life, because that's kind of like all you have, really, isn't it? When it comes down to what separates you from the next person. You don't go to work and talk about your marriage. Why should I?
Scarlett Johansson: (on how she keeps the paparazzi away) By not talking about my personal life! I really think it makes a big difference. I go to work, I make movies, I publicize them. I hope people enjoy them. I'm not a relationship expert. I'm not a diet and fitness expert. I don't know about anything except movies, other than some Trivial Pursuit kind of information.
Scarlett Johansson: (revealing her fascination with men's nipples) The one thing I don't understand about men is nipples. I don't know if there is one aspect of men that I don't understand other than why they have nipples. Honestly, why? I guess it has something to do with the X chromosome. What is the function of the male nipple? Maybe we all start as androgynous creatures and then they become men?
Scarlett Johansson: (on married life) This is a very beautiful time for me. Getting married is a huge moment in anyone's life, and the few months leading up to it were a little crazy. But Ryan and I are in love, and we're enjoying evolving our relationship together. I feel that my life and my work are heading in the right direction.
Scarlett Johansson: (on filming The Spirit with Samuel L. Jackson) We shared a hair and make-up trailer and among eyeliner and other things, we also shared make-up ideas - we'd come to the set and both of us would have ideas of how we wanted to play around with our characters' looks. Then we'd show it to the director Frank Miller and he would say, 'I like that' and we'd think of how to put it into the film.
Scarlett Johansson: People think I'm going to be some brazen harlot, but I'm not out there with every Tom, Dick and Harry or catching hepatitis.
Scarlett Johansson: I don't think there's any kind of preparation for sudden celebrity...like, you're buying a slice of pizza, and somebody outside is photographing you. That's not normal!
Scarlett Johansson: I get tested for HIV twice a year. It's part of being a decent human, to be tested for STD's. It's just disgusting behavior when people don't.
Scarlett Johansson: I think I look kind of like a boy. I mean, not my body, obviously.
Scarlett Johansson: My hidden talent? I don't keep any of my talents hidden! With me, it's more like, "Hey, look at what I can do!"
Scarlett Johansson: [on film sets] You get those reminders sometimes. You go to the loo between takes, and come back and see everyone doing their job, and think, 'Ah, I love doing this'.
Scarlett Johansson: I can't stand clutter. When I stay in a hotel, I clean the room before the maid comes. You will never find laundry on my floor.
Scarlett Johansson: I would love to have kids. I haven't really figured it out yet. I can see having a kid or two. And I would like to adopt children. I think I'm tender with children. I got along really well with them. They make me feel young, like you're nine-years-old again.
Scarlett Johansson: (on plastic surgery) I don't want to become an old hag. If you're comfortable with yourself that's sexy, but if you're not, then go for it.
Scarlett Johansson: I'm very responsible when I'm working. I'm not the kind of person who is going to show up to work three hours late, or maybe not come at all.
Scarlett Johansson: I don't worry about aging- it's ridiculous. I'm 22. What's to worry about? It's coming and there's nothing we can do about it except live a healthy lifestyle and drink a lot of water.
Scarlett Johansson: I think I have really good feet. They're cute!
Scarlett Johansson: I'm small but I definitely have curves. I'm like a slice of cherry pie.
Scarlett Johansson: When I'm single, I don't try to find someone. I focus on a guy if he's a boyfriend, but I don't focus on finding a boyfriend. Anyway, they're never around when you want them! …I had a great boyfriend in high school. I totally thought we were going to be together forever, which is how it should be with a guy.
Scarlett Johansson: (revealing she is happy people lust after her) It's a nice compliment, I guess. It's funny, because for a male actor the idea of being sexy can be very daunting. A lot of young male actors want to be chameleons and play all different kinds of characters. For a woman, I think it's always a compliment to have people think you're attractive.
Scarlett Johansson: (asked to name her dream date) Who would I most like to be romantically linked with? Probably Patrick Swayze. That would be my dream come true.
Scarlett Johansson: When you wear a corset for 12 hours, you're not feeling as fabulous as when you first put it on.
Scarlett Johansson: If you're comfortable with yourself, then it's sexy. Maybe people think I look sexy because I feel sexy. I am a liberated person. I'm very comfortable with my sexuality.
Scarlett: I've never considered myself a femme fatale as I've never seduced anyone and ruined their lives. At least as far as I know.
Scarlett Johansson: Life can get very complicated when you travel the world. I don't want my private life to determine whether I take a part and go far from home.
Scarlett Johansson: (claiming nobody ogled her or Keira Knightley when they posed naked for the cover of Vanity Fair magazine) We were going to be wearing thongs but the stylist snipped them off. Here we are, Keira and I, and we're totally naked, and some guy is on his BlackBerry computer. Everyone was busy working. But I guess it's better than if they were all looking at me. It was surprisingly comfortable.
Scarlett Johansson: If I would have been a 70 year old man, I would be Woody Allen, and if he would have been a 21 year old woman, he would be Scarlett Johansson.
Scarlett Johansson: In The Island, Director Michael Bay told me to cover my breasts, I refused to do that. Women don't normally wear a bra to bed, right? So i can't wake up with a bra either, that's ridiculous.
Scarlett Johansson: It's not a matter of becoming an actress, but being an actress. You are born as an actress.
Scarlett Johansson: (about the media) It's unbelievable, they even follow me when I'm going to buy toilet-paper!
Scarlett Johansson: The man of my dreams? John Travolta, he has everything I'm looking for in a man, he's tough but also vulnerable.
Scarlett Johansson: I'm only 21 and that's how I look, but I'm an old soul in a young body.
Scarlett Johansson: (On age differences between two lovers) You can't control who you fall in love with, not even when the person is forty, fifty or sixty.
Scarlett Johansson: (on President George W. Bush and his anti-abortion opinions) We're supposed to be liberated in America but if our president had his way, we wouldn't be educated about sex at all. Every woman would have six children and we wouldn't be able to have abortions.
Scarlett Johansson: I get tested for HIV twice a year. But contrary to popular belief, I'm not promiscuous. It's part of being a decent human, to be tested for STDs. It's disgusting when people don't.
Scarlett Johansson: (Her thoughts about Los Angles) LA's a very hard place to be unless you have people there that love you. It can be very, very lonely, and it can eat you up if you don't take care of yourself. In LA, nobody wants to talk to each other, everybody's giving each other catty looks.
Scarlett Johansson: I try to stay fit and eat healthy, but I'm not anxious to starve myself and become unnaturally thin. I don't find that look attractive on women and I don't want to become part of that trend.
Scarlett Johansson: Maybe I had one too many champagne cocktails, but I got home and opened up my door and it wasn't my kitchen! I realized my key opens up somebody else's door in my building!
Scarlett Johansson: It's a place of solace. I love London, it's an amazing city. I've met some wonderful people there and I also have some family there. I'm from New York, so I feel very at home in London. It's like a metropolitan breeding ground for culture, art, music and diversity. It's a beautiful city, with beautiful history. In Hollywood, it's hard to step outside of the circle once you're in it. But in London I was really moved by how accepted I felt there. There was definitely less need to wear my big sunglasses!
Scarlett Johansson: I always had the chance to do whatever I wanted to do, my parents were very open about that. Acting has been a passion of mine. I wanted to be in musicals as a kid, and took tap dance, so for me it's a dream come true, my childhood was filled with things that I loved to do, and also very normal things: I lived in New York, I have a family life and went to a regular school. If anything, I look back and think, 'Wow, I did a lot of things that a lot of people don't get to do in their lifetime'.
Scarlett Johansson: Tons of that stuff comes to me, but a lot of it is awful. All these teenage slaying movies, and movies about girls that have deformities that become cheerleaders and then marry the prom king!
Scarlett Johansson: Well, you put a little piece of yourself into every character that you do. Even if you're playing some psychotic person, which of course I'm not, some part of you is in that character and it's hopefully believable. I always come back to the fact that my own instinct is better than something I build in my mind.
Scarlett Johansson: I don't know if I've got swept up. It's so shocking when you hear that Calvin Klein wants you for their new campaign. You're like, 'who me?'. I guess you have to decide where you draw the line between you saying, this is fun, pretty and fabulous, and being over-exposed.
Scarlett Johansson: I so fancied him when I was young, that to see my name on the credits next to his makes me go all girly. He was a hunk back in those days. - On David Hasselhoff, after they had both worked on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004).
Scarlett Johansson: I think that I sort of see other actresses are kind of proud of the way they look and show it off. That's never really been my style. I really don't think that it's disgusting or wrong, if you're 18 you're 18, it's your body, it's your right to show yourself, however, I don't really take a part in that. I like to look nice, but I think that there's ways of doing it that are more tasteful than just wearing a bikini wherever you go.
Scarlett Johansson: I don't talk about my personal relationships, it always ends up kicking you in the face. But I've read a lot of things about myself and think, `Wow! That girl sounds really saucy.'
Scarlett Johansson: I don't talk about my personal relationships, it always ends up kicking you in the face. But I've read a lot of things about myself and think, `Wow! That girl sounds really saucy.'
Scarlett Johansson: I am very independent. I can look after myself but I still need a lot of love and care.
Scarlett Johansson: The most precious moment in life is when you're about to fall in love. You're lying in bed together and he's gazing at you and you're gazing at him and there's a sense that something truly wondrous is about to happen. It's a nervous moment - but it's exhilarating.
Scarlett Johansson: What I respect most in people is naturalness and authenticity. I like to be able to see into their soul. I aspire to being a truthful person.
Scarlett Johansson: People forget what it's like to be a child. When you're a child actress, people sometimes regress into being obnoxious and patronizing. But there's no reason to dumb things down just because you're working with kids.
Scarlett Johansson: It's a great thing to get older and learn. I don't feel bound in any way by how many years I've lived. I identify just as much with my 86-year-old grandmother as I do with my sister.
Scarlett Johansson: I have an obsessive character. I manicure my nails at three in the morning because nobody else can do it the right way. Maybe that's the secret to my success.
Scarlett Johansson: As long as people keep buying tabloids, they'll keep harassing people in the public eye. They'll make up stories.
Scarlett Johansson: I always check in the mirror to make sure nothing is see-through.
Scarlett Johansson: (commenting on why she was glad that Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) was a small foreign production) It would be hellish to have the pressure of putting on a Hollywood ending or putting in a scene where Vermeer sees Griet washing her breasts.
Scarlett Johansson: I'm so tired of hearing casting directors ask if I have a sore throat. The people who have told me that my voice is distinctive, it's unusual...those people have always been close to my heart.
Scarlett Johansson: I'm never going to look at a picture of Uma Thurman and think I can have her body. It's not what I'm supposed to look like.
Scarlett Johansson: I once heard that women dress for women--not for men--and I think that has some truth to it. Men, what do they know?
Scarlett Johansson: Everyone in Hollywood is so damn skinny and you constantly feel like you're not skinny enough. But I have 'fat days' and I accept that I'm never going to be rail thin. It's hard not to feel pressure in this industry and I already use anti-aging products on my skin. I try not to let the pressure get to me but Los Angeles is a very hard place to be unless you have people here that love you. It can be very, very lonely, and it can eat you up if you don't take care of yourself.
Scarlett Johansson: I was driving through Los Angeles and I look up and see the biggest photo of me I have ever seen in my life on a massive ad space. I screamed and slammed on the brakes. I couldn't believe it. It's very strange to see my cleavage the size of a brontosaurus. My breasts were huge. I had long hair and my goodness, I couldn't get past the cleavage.
Scarlett Johansson: (Esquire February 05) I don't know why young men won't come up to me anymore. Seriously. I only get balding men with giant guts since that comment circulated. I never said that, okay! Young men can feel free to try to seduce me.
Scarlett Johansson: "When I was three, I used to tell my Mom I had a fire in my brain to act.
Scarlett Johansson: I started acting when I was seven. I had a couple of lines in this play called Sophistry with Ethan Hawke. I studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute, and that really gave me an opportunity to perform before live audiences. There's absolutely a difference between that and working in film... like you can mess up in film and not worry about it.
Scarlett Johansson: I want to always be able to do things that I'm passionate about. I always want to be proud of my work. I always want to be a truthful person.
Scarlett Johansson: If I find something that is just ripening, I grab it. The nice thing is, I've been very fortunate with other actors. I can go directly to an actor and say, "Let's do this together" and it happens. Whereas, if it's something like a big studio film with a lot of girls fighting over it, whoever's film has made the biggest box office is most likely the prime suitor for the part. I kind of avoid that stuff. It's better for me to burrow underground and then pop up.
Scarlett Johansson: The most important thing to me is that the character is something I can play. I can't play a cheerleader. It's going to come out awful. Some people are good at that. I think I look for projects that are unusual, films I haven't seen before. Also you look for films that remind you of films that you like and then what director's going to be working on it. Where's it shooting?
Scarlett Johansson: I love when I see a movie and it's like you're not even in the theater, but you're right there with the characters, in their world, and going through the experience with them. That's what I hope to take away when I watch a movie, and I hope that's what people experience when they see a film - any film - I'm in.
Scarlett Johansson: When you're doing an independent film, it's more like you're doing it just for the love of film making, whereas a lot of the times when you tend to do big-budget movies, it's more about getting the money back and making stars out of people.
Scarlett Johansson: I want my career to be filled with projects that I have fun doing and feel emotionally attached to and passionate about. As far as exploding into stardom or whatever, the one good thing about being more recognizable is the power you get in the industry. You can do those projects you're really passionate about, and you don't have to take things just to work.
Scarlett Johansson: Whatever you see on my face in a movie is the way I feel. I'm not lying to you.
Scarlett Johansson: I like clothing. I can shop like none other. You'd be surprised!
Scarlett Johansson: Bill Murray is not an incredibly sexy guy in the way that Jude Law might be seen as a sexy guy, but it doesn't really matter. But if I was heinous looking in [Lost in Translation], do I think that people would want to see us together? No. Probably not. Age has a lot to do with it. Men age like wine, and women seem to wilt—in the eyes of an audience.
Scarlett Johansson: I like cheesy TV shows like Judge Judy. I can't stop watching Jerry Springer when it's on, either. That's not all I like, of course, but I like dorky things - TV dinners and stuff.
Scarlett Johansson: (About "The Horse Whisperer") That was the first time I realized I could manipulate my own emotions.
Scarlett Johansson: I'm a total Prada junkie. But I'm confident enough to wear whatever I want without making an excuse for it.
Scarlett Johansson: (about Tom Cruise) It's because he's so damn gorgeous that people don't want to believe he's a great actor.
Scarlett Johansson: I'm actually not that type of music listener, Britney Spears type culture thing but I was telling someone earlier that it's not like I don't know the words to "Hit Me Baby One More Time," I think we all do because there are such few words. I don't have anything against it, if that's what you choose to listen to and be a part of, then so be it.
Scarlett Johansson: I like to play pool too; that's about as extreme as I get. My boyfriend is like my mentor. Although I did beat him once, actually. It was the most exciting time in my life.
Scarlett Johansson: With people my age, there's not much respect for elders. But I'd like to think I'm not like that. It's so interesting to listen to what older people have to say. Your grandparents, your parents, it really affects the way you look at things.
Scarlett johansson: Unfortunately, because it's adults writing these scripts, it's tough. The problem is that adults portray kids like mall-rats, and not seriously; after all, we're just like little adults and people with feelings too. Kids and teenagers just aren't being portrayed with any real depth. I'm getting sick of reading ridiculous scripts about mall-loving teenagers, but we won't go too deep into that. Let's just say we've gotten some painfully bad scripts, on a weekly basis. And these range from huge studio projects to nothing projects; it's just painful.
Scarlett Johansson: I'm the kind of person that doesn't put up with bulls**t. Does that make me uncommonly mature? I don't know. I think you mature with experiences, and how other people view you and your maturity really depends upon when you have those experiences. If you have them at the age of 13, you're gonna seem really mature, and if they happen when you're 75, you're gonna seem immature. I think I was born with a great awareness of my surroundings and an awareness of other people.
Scarlett Johansson: Being a movie star is a quality that somebody sort of embodies, and being a celebrity is something that people recognize in you. I just hope to make good movies.
Scarlett Johansson: I don't think human beings are monogamous creatures by nature. You have to put a great deal of effort into a relationship in order for it to have a chance at suceeding.
Scarlett Johansson: I think it's difficult for actors to have any kind of relationship because we are so moody. It also doesn't help that your profession keeps you away from your partner so much.
Scarlett Johansson: I have nothing against sex scenes if they are tastefully done and [Match Point's] were. Besides, Jonathan is gorgeous so it wasn't difficult at all.
Scarlett Johansson: I am all about fashion, cheeseburgers, and bright red lipstick.
Scarlett Johansson: (on getting her wisdom teeth out) I hear it's painful and horrible. Every time a dentist tells me I have to get them removed, I just change and get a new one!
Scarlett Johansson: I nearly failed the driving test because they said I was too cautious. The truth is, I drive like an old woman.
Scarlett Johansson: (Scarlett on felicity winning the Golden Globe) I was very surprised and happy that Felicity Huffman won. It's always exciting to see an actor who takes a chance in smaller independent films and gets recognized for it.
Scarlett Johansson: Scarlett insists she does not deserve her reputation as Hollywood's latest femme fatale I'd never consider myself a femme fatale as I've never seduced anyone and ruined their lives. At least as far as I know!
Scarlett Johansson: I definitely believe in plastic surgery. I don't want to be an old hag. There's no fun in that.
Scarlett Johansson: I've never had sex with Benicio Del Toro in a lift. It was a sarcastic quote that I unfortunately gave to a journalist. I said: 'Apparently, Benicio Del Toro and I had sex in an elevator. He printed it, then all the tabloids took out the word 'apparently'. I'll be answering that question for the rest of my life.
Scarlett Johansson: I hope they make a video game of me. At least I wouldn't have any cellulite then.
Scarlett Johansson: If you're comfortable with yourself, then it's sexy. Maybe people think I look sexy because I feel sexy. I am a very liberated person that way. I'm very comfortable with my sexuality, my body, my face - well, sometimes I'm not comfortable with my face, but it's stuck there and there's nothing I can do about it.
Scarlett Johansson: (on The Hoff) I so fancied him when I was young. He was a hunk back in those days.
Scarlett Johansson: I have a lot of actor friends who worked with their parents closely and have had really horrible experiences. They end up suing or being emancipated. The wonderful thing about my mom [who is also her manager] is that she completely respects my creative weirdness and supports any decision I make.
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