Scarlett Johansson was born into a talented family in 1984, alongside her twin brother Hunter Johansson, who is 3 minutes younger than her. From a young age, Johansson's mother, Melanie Sloan, recognized that her daughter had exceptional acting skills, which is why she soon began bringing her to auditions. Johansson's rise to fame happened relatively quickly, and while her features and characteristics might have helped her get to the top, it was her talent that pushed her over the edge.
In 1998, Johansson gained recognition through her role in The Horse Whisperer, which helped her land bigger roles in movies like Eight Legged Freaks, Lost In Translation, A Love Song For Bobby Long, and more. Throughout her years as an actress, Johansson has managed to build an impressive portfolio, one that causes directors to contact her for castings — and not vice versa.
As the years passed by, Johansson's good looks became too obvious to ignore, which is why she has often been ranked as one of the hottest women in the world. The actress' full lips, husky voice, large green eyes, and curvaceous figure differentiate her from the average celebrity. Today, Johansson has played many iconic roles and become one of the best actresses of her generation. Want to find out more about this starlet? Well, be careful what you ask for!
15 She Was Rejected By Countless Agents
Scarlett Johansson showed promise in the acting field from a very young age, which is why her mother was keen on finding her an agent. Despite young Johansson's talents, there were few agents who paid her any mind after hearing her voice. "I was always terrible at commercials because my voice was so deep. At the age of nine, I sounded like a whiskey-drinking, chain-smoking fool. Wasn’t going to sell Jell-O with that voice," said the actress.
When Johansson found out that one of her friends had an agent of their own, she immediately begged her mom to be introduced. "They didn’t want me though. I was devastated. I thought it was the end of my career… and that’s when I realized that by crying I could get whatever I wanted," said Johansson.
14 Her Good Looks Have Stopped Her From Getting Certain Roles
While she may not like to admit it, Scarlett Johansson has often been denied challenging roles on the basis of her looks. While most Hollywood movies aren't going to turn actresses away due to them being too beautiful, this has become a common occurrence in Johansson's career.
When Johansson caught wind of the movie The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, she immediately wanted to be considered for the lead role. Despite delivering an amazing audition, the movie's director had this to say, "Look, we saw some amazing people. Scarlett Johansson was great. It was a great audition, I'm telling you. But the thing with Scarlett is, you cant wait for her to take her clothes off." In the end, directors decided that a pale and skinny actress was the best way to go for the role of Lisbeth Salander.
13 She's Actually Tiny
No matter what type of role Scarlett Johansson takes on, she is always made to look like a strong and independent woman — which she is in real life. The gorgeous actress is often seen strutting her stuff in high heeled shoes, due to her extremely petite height. While she might look big and bad while portraying her on-screen character Natasha Romanoff, there are usually some camera-tricks used to make her look taller than she actually is.
Without her heels, Johansson is no taller than 5 feet and 3 inches, which is very surprising. Funny enough, Johansson's twin brother, Hunter, is 6 feet and 3 inches tall, proving that not all twins take after the same gene-pool.
"I'd like to be taller. I'm 5-foot-4 on a good day, and a couple extra inches would be nice," says Johansson.
12 She's Terrified Of Birds
Everyone has their own set of fears, but Scarlett Johansson's might just shock you. The actress came clean about her disdain for birds during an interview with a New York Magazine reporter.
“I’m only scared of birds. Something about wings and beaks and the flapping. I’m terrified of them. That still hasn’t gone away. My uncle is terrified of birds, as well, so it runs in the family.” said the actress.
Her fears became a reality while on the set of We Bought a Zoo, when she had to film a scene with peacocks. "If they’d asked me to put a bird on my shoulder I would’ve done it, but it would’ve been hard. I was terrified of them. Like, ‘Ahh, don’t get too close.’ They’re like, mean.” explained Johansson. While the actress is a bit embarrassed over her fears, she's never let it affect her acting.
11 She's Kissed Women Before
The average actor is going to have to step out of their comfort zone from time to time, especially when it comes to on-screen romances. In Scarlett Johansson's case, the actress has often had to kiss women while on the set of a movie. Johansson originally kissed her co-star Penelope Cruz while on the set of Vicky Christina Barcelona, but this was far from her last lady kiss. When Johansson welcomed actress Sandra Bullock on stage at the MTV Movie Awards in 2010, the actresses began to step in closely to one another. Before anyone knew what was happening, Bullock and Johansson were sharing a kiss on stage. Funny enough, Bullock had just been kissing Johansson's then-husband Ryan Reynolds on the set of The Proposal, spewing rumours that Johansson simply wanted to get even with her hubby.
10 She's Been Divorced Twice
At 33 years old, Scarlett Johansson is one of the highest paid actresses of her generation, but that doesn't mean that her life is full of rainbows and unicorns. The actress is rumoured to have very intense relationships, which is probably why they don't tend to work out. Johansson was first married to actor Ryan Reynolds in 2008, but the couple filed for divorce 3 years later.
A year after her divorce, sparks flew between Johansson and French journalist Romain Dauriac, leading to them getting married in 2014. The couple's marriage also lasted 3 years, as they called it quits in February of 2017. The actress has often commented on how difficult it is to make a relationship work when in the spotlight, due to hectic schedules and time spent apart.
9 Her Mom Was Her Manager — Until She Fired Her
Many child actors end up turning to their parents for council, and Scarlett Johansson is one of them. Johansson's mother, Melanie Sloan, was her daughter's manager for nearly two decades, that is, until she was fired from her position. At the age of 9 years old, Sloan made Johansson sign a contract that stated that 10% of all her winnings would be granted to the momager. Despite the fact that most managers take up to 15% of their actor's winnings, Johansson felt as though it was time to start making it on her own. In 2009, Johansson made the hard decision to fire her mother. She was later signed by Hollywood agent Rick Yorn, who is known for representing big-time actors like Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio.
8 She's The Inspiration Behind Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl"
When singer Katy Perry came out with her hit song "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008, many people did not know what to make of it. It wasn't until Perry spilled the beans on where she drew the inspiration for her song that everything started making sense. The singer stated that she was inspired by Scarlett Johansson's full lips when writing the lyrics to her career-launching song.
It wasn't until a reporter asked Johansson about the song, that the actress found out about the role she had unknowingly played in it. "That's flattering, but my lips are kind of taken" said the actress, who was married to Ryan Reynolds at the time. "I had no idea! I should get a cut!" added Johansson in a joking manner.
7 She's Not A Fan Of Monogamy
Dating is difficult enough as it is, but the stakes are raised when relationships included Hollywood celebrities like Scarlett Johansson. The beautiful actress has been divorced twice in the past decade, and despite loving the promise of "forever", she has trouble believing that it is possible.
“I think the idea of marriage is very romantic; it’s a beautiful idea, and the practice of it can be a very beautiful thing. [But] I don’t think it’s natural to be a monogamous person.” explained the celebrity.
"I don’t think human beings are monogamous creatures by nature. When I decide I want to have children with somebody, I think it would be nice to be married to that person.” added Johansson, who recently had a child with ex-husband Romain Dauriac.
6 She Likes "Mature" Men
Scarlett Johansson has gained a reputation of being promiscuous, which she has said is far from the truth. While the actress does enjoy dating while single, she does not see herself as dependent on relationships. Everyone has their own rules when it comes to dating, and many would agree that setting a cut-off age isn't that dramatic. When it comes to Johansson, however, it is safe to say that the actress like older men.
After filming the movie Lost in Translation, Johansson made a vow to never date someone who was under 30 years old. Oddly enough, the actress was barely 19 years old when she decided on this rule. Staying true to her word, she went on to date Benicio Del Toro, who was 17 years older than her at the time.
5 She Almost Got Into A Car Accident Because Of Her Own Cleavage
If there's one thing Scarlett Johansson doesn't want you to know, it's that she almost got into a car accident once because of her cleavage. While many people would have trouble concentrating when in the presence of Johansson's puppies, you would think she'd be able to handle them herself.
The almost-incident occurred when Johansson was driving her car through the streets of Los Angeles and came across a giant billboard with her on it. The billboard was advertising the movie The Island, in which she co-starred with actor Ewan McGregor. The actress stated that her breasts had obviously been digitally enhanced, which caught her by surprise. She was so fixated on the billboard that she nearly go into an accident, but slammed on the brakes in the knick on time.
4 She's A Smoker
Scarlett Johansson is often seen smoking cigarettes on the big-screen, but did you know that the actress actually has this habit in real life? Most people are surprised to find out that Johansson has been smoking since she was 15 years old, and that's probably because she tries to smoke in secret. As a result of this, Johansson has faced some issues while dating, as not everyone is fond of dating smokers.
Regardless, Johansson has stated that smoking is simply a habit that she cannot kick. While the actress did manage to quit smoking during her pregnancy, it is said that she quickly returned to her old ways after her daughter was born. Despite all this, most people would kill to date the starlet, regardless of her love for smoking.
3 She's Had Her Private Photos Leaked
Being an actress may seem amazing, but just like any job, it can have its downfalls. When it comes to things like privacy, many celebrities would agree that they surrendered theirs when they became a part of Hollywood's elite. Scarlett Johansson has never been one to partake in nudity scenes, which is why many hackers have tried to get their hands on her personal pictures throughout the years. In 2012, a hacker accomplished this with various celebrities, Johansson included, and leaked their nudes online.
"For a while, I thought it must be someone that I knew who was posting these pictures of me and that was making me incredibly paranoid. I was looking around at all of my friends, who I have known for 20 years, wondering who the backstabber was. So to find out it wasn’t a friend who hacked in was a relief, oddly." said the actress on the topic.
2 She Likes Being Praised For Her Appearance
If there is one actress who is at the top of the charts when it comes to hotness, it's Scarlett Johansson. Funny enough, the gorgeous celebrity has mentioned, time and time again, that she is not 100% in love with her body.
"It's an okay body. I wouldn't say it's particularly remarkable, though. I don't like my thighs, my midsection." said the actress. While most people would agree that Johansson's body is to die for, it isn't uncommon for women to suffer from body image issues — especially the ones who are in the spotlight.
With this being said, it isn't surprising to hear that Johansson enjoys being praised for her looks, as this helps her view herself in a different light. However, she doesn't want people to see her as vain because of this.
1 She Supports The "Other" Industry
There are two extremes when it comes to how people view the naughty industry; some love it and some find it to be despicable. Despite the bad-rep the adult industry has obtained, actress Scarlett Johansson is not against it in the slightest.
"I think p*rn, like anything else, can be enjoyed. It can be productive for both men and women." said the actress when asked about the topic. However, when asked about watching sultry videos while in a relationship, the actress believes that too much of it can be detrimental.
"If I found out my boyfriend watched that much porn, I would be totally flabbergasted, for sure." Johansson revealed. These questions were asked after Johansson was cast as Barbara in 2013's Don Jon, a movie based on an adult entertainment addict trying to find love.