Scarlett Johansson is one of the biggest movie stars around, and shows no signs of slowing down. Starting out as a child actress with starring roles in Home Alone 3 and The Horse Whisperer, she went on to be one of the rare former child actors who managed to successfully transition to adult roles. In fact, Scarlett’s first major adult film role was met with universal acclaim – in 2003 she starred alongside Bill Murray in Lost in Translation, which was directed by Sofia Coppola. She received further acclaim for her role in the movie Girl with a Pearl Earring, receiving Golden Globe nominations for both of these roles.
Her Broadway debut in the 2010 revival of A View from a Bridge won her a Tony Award, and she even released two music albums, Anywhere I Lay My Head and Break Up. Since 2010 she has portrayed Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which made her one of the highest-paid actresses between 2014 to 2016.
Scarlett’s wealth allows her to enjoy a hedonistic lifestyle full of vacations. So let’s take a look at some of the most refreshing photos from her many vacations.
15 Jamaica With Josh Hartnett
Scarlett dated fellow actor Josh Hartnett from 2004 till the end of 2006. The couple starred together in the movie The Black Dahlia, which was released in the summer of 2006. A neo-noir crime movie directed by Brian de Palma, The Black Dahlia is based on the novel of the same name, which was written by James Ellroy. It tells the story of the widely sensationalized murder of aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, whose mutilated body was found in the Leimert Park area of Los Angeles, California. The movie received mixed reviews, with critics saying Scarlett was miscast. At least she was able to fulfill a career-long dream by appearing in a de Palma movie, and she also got to work alongside her boyfriend! They treated themselves to a well-deserved vacation in Jamaica after the movie.
14 Partying In Sifnos, Greece
Scarlett has had both good years and bad years, just like anyone else. The only difference is that Scarlett’s struggles are always made public due to her A-list status, but unlike ordinary people, Scarlett can fly to various exotic destinations in order to unwind. And unwinding is exactly what she needed and had in mind in July 2017. Freshly divorced from Romain Dauriac, with whom she shares daughter Rose Dorothy, Scarlett flew with some close friends to the breath-taking Greek island of Sifnos. After exploring the island’s natural beauties, the gang decided to try out the local Mediterranean cuisine in a restaurant called Omega3. The star-struck staff asked Scarlett to pose with them for a photo, which she gladly did. The photo was posted on Facebook and the staff commented that she was polite and enchanting.
13 She Loves To Vacation In Paris, France
If you were to ask Scarlett what is one of her favorite cities in the world, the answer would most definitely be Paris. She will jump at the chance to shoot a movie there, and when she’s not filming, she will gladly take a trip to the most romantic city in the world. Therefore, it is hardly surprising that she ended up falling for Frenchman Romain Dauriac! In fact, it is very likely that the couple probably met in Paris, though we will never know for sure as Scarlett usually doesn’t like to share too many details about her relationships with the media. Before meeting Dauriac, in August 2012, Scarlett opted for a quick summer break in the French capital, and was spotted buying fresh fruit after a jog around the city.
12 Vacationing In Cabo San Lucas, Mexico With Sean Penn
In February 2011 many eyebrows were raised when Scarlett Johansson was spotted cozying up to acclaimed actor Sean Penn at a party celebrating Darren Arronofsky’s movie Black Swan. It was reported that they spent the whole night flirting with each other and then left the party together. At the time, Scarlett was 26 and Penn was 50, so plenty were creeped out by the massive age gap (he’s almost twice her age!), whereas others couldn’t quite comprehend why any young woman would want to hook up with Penn who made headlines years ago for (allegedly) physically abusing Madonna. While their reps denied the relationship, the pair obviously didn’t care about the haters and opted for a quick getaway to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. However, their relationship was almost as quick as their trip, as they split soon after.
11 Quiet Getaway To Platys Gialos, Greece With Friends
Scarlett likes to keep herself busy when things aren’t going that great – she’ll either throw herself into work or go on holiday. 2017 was a hard year for Scarlett as she had to finalize her divorce from Romain Dauriac. Professionally she wasn't doing much better either as the controversial Ghost in the Shell (criticized for its whitewashing of an Asian character and for the use of digital yellowface on Scarlett) and the black comedy Rough Night were both box office bombs. Scarlett clearly decided that a change of scenery would do her some good, so in July 2017 she headed off to Greece, taking some of her closest female friends with her. They chose the beautiful island of Sifnos in the Aegean Sea. She was spotted looking relaxed and radiant in a beautiful white summer dress as they were walking along the beach in Platys Gialos.
10 In Taormina, Italy With Her Bodyguard
Scarlett was sure having plenty of relaxed fun in 2012. She was probably celebrating being part of what is now probably the most successful superhero franchise, and when there’s cause for celebration, Scarlett likes to take a vacation! Always a big fan of Europe, Scarlett decided to head off to Italy – to be more specific, to Taormina on the beautiful island of Sicily. Although it was believed that she was dating ad executive Nate Naylor for a good part of 2012, the pair never really confirmed or denied anything, so nobody really knows how long they dated for, how serious they were, and whether they were even monogamous. Therefore, the media was intrigued to see Scarlett walking around with a random guy, but he was revealed to be her bodyguard. It’s nice that they’re friendly!
9 Visiting Jamaica After Divorce
Scarlett married Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds in 2008, but sadly, it didn’t last – the couple announced their split in 2010. While this was professionally a good year for Scarlett, as she made her debut as Black Widow in Iron Man 2, for which she received good reviews and positive audience reception, having to deal with a broken marriage is not something that anyone wants to go through, especially before turning 30! The actress decided that she needed a break in order to lay low and receive some emotional support, so she gathered a few trustworthy friends and took them with her to Jamaica. This wasn’t her first time on the Caribbean Island, but she needed a familiar place that she knew would help her heal. Jamaica is certainly beautiful enough to help someone feel at least a little bit better!
8 Adventure In Istanbul, Turkey
Scarlett married Frenchman Romain Dauriac, who owns an independent advertising agency, in 2014 after nearly two years of dating. Before getting married, the couple welcomed a baby girl which they decided to name Rose Dorothy. The couple split their time between Los Angeles and Paris, which was ideal for Scarlett as she could film movies for one part of the year and then enjoy herself in her favourite European city. However, the couple were also known to visit other European cities, which is easily doable as Europe isn’t as vast as America, so many countries are only a few hours away by plane. In August 2015 they opted for what they hoped would be a low-key vacation in Istanbul, Turkey, but the local paparazzi were soon enough alerted by fans who had spotted the couple.
7 Banff, Canada With Ryan Reynolds
Several months after splitting from Josh Hartnett Scarlett started dating Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds in 2007, pre-Deadpool fame. The couple were so private when it came to their relationship that they managed to get married in secret in 2008! Naturally, people were quite shocked, especially since it seemed as if they hadn’t even been dating for that long! Since the couple were so private, they avoided typical celebrity hotspots while on vacation, opting instead for way more low-key destinations. Since most celebs go to sunny resorts and are followed by plenty of paparazzi, Scarlett and Ryan headed to Banff in Ryan’s home country of Canada. Unluckily for them, they were spotted at Johnson Lake, and this sneaky photo was sent to well-known gossip site Lainey Gossip. Still, not bad that they managed to go unnoticed for most of the holiday!
6 Hamptons Holiday Home
This may not be a picture of Scarlett herself, but it had to be included because many people would kill to have a holiday home in the Hamptons, especially one as gorgeous as the one that Scarlett owns! Scarlett purchased this beautiful house in 2014 for $2.2 million. It is located in the luxurious Amagansett neighbourhood, which is in East Hampton. Of course, when you are one of the highest-paid actresses, of course you can afford to buy a home in probably the most expensive part of the Hamptons. She’s not the only celebrity in the area, with singer and actress Jennifer Lopez as well as investor Peter Solomon owning houses not all that far from her. Hey, maybe ScarJo and JLo could star in a movie together, that would be cool!
5 Enjoying Italy In 2016 With Then-Husband, Romain
Italy is another one of Scarlett’s favourite European destinations, and thanks to its huge coast and Scarlett’s access to yachts, she doesn’t need to always return to the same place! Scarlett and then-husband Romain Dauriac decided to soak up the last summer days in early September by sunbathing on their yacht while sailing off the coast of Italy. What was meant to be a peaceful and quiet holiday was ruined by TMZ’s reporters who managed to get a couple of snaps of the couple. Scarlett was wearing a cute patterned one-piece bathing suit, but what TMZ found interesting is that she kept the straps up, obviously not worried about tan lines. Given that Scarlett always maintains her ivory skin tone, she was probably wearing SPF and wasn’t even thinking of getting a tan!
4 Spending Valentine’s Day In Hawaii
Scarlett dated ad executive Nate Naylor for much of 2012 before meeting Romain Dauriac, who she went on to marry. Although it obviously didn’t work out between her and Nate, it was obviously quite a good relationship while it lasted. It can be said with certainty that Nate sure knows how to treat a lady, as pictures surfaced online of them spending Valentine’s Day together on a yacht. Lucky Scarlett! She spent her Valentine’s Day soaking up the sun and partying, while more low-key couples had to settle for reservations to popular restaurants in the area! It really is a shame that Scarlett and Nate never lasted as a couple because they really did seem loved-up in these pap shots! Ah well, at least Scarlett is someone who doesn’t mope around after a breakup!
3 Enjoying The Italian Coast In 2012 With Her Bodyguard
In 2012 it was reported that Scarlett was offered a record-breaking $20 million to star in The Avengers sequel, thus making her the highest-paid actress in the world. She showed her dedication to the role by learning some Russian for an interrogation scene that her character was involved in near the beginning of the movie. For anyone who hasn’t seen it, Black Widow, otherwise known as Natasha Romanoff, is originally from Russia, so of course those few lines in Russian had to sound convincing. After the movie’s premiere in Rome, Scarlett and her hunky bodyguard decided to go on a short vacation, sailing on a yacht along the coast of Italy. People were suspicious as they seemed quite flirty with one another, but her reps were adamant that their relationship is strictly professional.
2 Beautiful Hawaii Vacation With Nate Naylor
At the beginning of 2012 Scarlett was spotted in New York City holding hands with ad executive Nate Naylor, who is 10 years her senior. After a rough 2010 which saw her getting divorced from Ryan Reynolds and a brief relationship in 2011 with Sean Penn, who also happens to be twice her age, fans were relieved that she had not only moved on, but had also found someone more age appropriate. Things were obviously going well for them because in February 2012 the couple decided to go on a vacation to Hawaii. The paparazzi had a field day, snapping numerous shots of the couple kissing each other and cuddling on a Hawaiian beach. While they never actually publicly confirmed their relationship, so nobody’s certain when they broke up, but pictures are worth a thousand words!
1 We Have To Mention Hawaii Again...It's A Great Vacation Destination
2012 was a really good year for Scarlett. She starred as Black Widow in MCU’s The Avengers alongside some pretty big names in the movie industry, such as Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, and Tom Hiddleston. The movie received critical praise and awards, and it not only became the highest grossing movie of 2012, but also one of the highest grossing movies of all time. Before all of this, Scarlett decided to go on vacation to Hawaii to relax before the press tour for the movie. She went with a group of friends and rumored boyfriend, Nate Naylor. The actress showed off her enviable curves in a bright turquoise bikini, lounging on the sand and splashing about in the water. Judging by the pictures, she had a truly awesome time.