Scarlett Johansson


Scarlett Bares All

Johansson appears on the cover of Vanity Fair's annual Hollywood Issue in her birthday suit, posed next to dressed guest editor Tom Ford and a similarly clad Keira Knightley.

Scarlett Johansson

July 02

Nanny Knows Best

Johansson finishes filming The Nanny Diaries with Alicia Keys. Playing a recent college grad working as a babysitter for a rich family, Johansson learns a few things about children from her 7-year-old costar Nick Art. "You can always get a kid's attention by offering them cookies," she tells PEOPLE.

Scarlett Johansson

September 15

In the Black

In The Black Dahlia, Johansson plays an ex-call girl opposite then-flame Josh Hartnett. "We shot in Bulgaria. I was really nervous because everyone had told me it could be kind of lonely," she tells Interview in 2005. "So I bought all the Harry Potter books and figured I'd spend all my time reading and watching old movies, but I ended up having the most fantastic time."


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Ryan Hearts Scarlett

Johansson, 22, begins dating actor Ryan Reynolds, 30, who ended his engagement to singer Alanis Morissette in February. They get engaged in May 2008 before marrying in the great outdoors on Vancouver Island that September.


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Being Boleyn Girls

Promoting their period drama, The Other Boleyn Girl, Johansson and Natalie Portman appear on the cover of W. In the magazine, the costars discuss the public's perception of them: Portman tells Johansson, "I get branded a lot as a good girl. I'm, like, the prude, and you're more sexy, more like..." Johansson then laughingly replies, "A harlot!" In May, Johansson expands her resume, with her album of Tom Waits covers, Anywhere I Lay My Head.


Scarlett Johansson

January 24

Broadway Babe

Johansson earns raves (and a Tony Award!) for her Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge. In the revival, Johansson plays Catherine, a sheltered 17-year-old girl whose uncle, played by Liev Schreiber, is obsessed with her. The New York Times says the actress "melts into her character so thoroughly that her nimbus of celebrity disappears."

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Scarlett & Ryan Split

After two years of marriage, Johansson and Ryan Reynolds call it quits. "After long and careful consideration on both our parts, we've decided to end our marriage," the couple says in a joint statement. "We entered our relationship with love and it's with love and kindness we leave it."


Scarlett Johansson


New Year, New Romance

Just a month after her split from Ryan Reynolds, Johansson, 26, is linked to Oscar winner Sean Penn, 50, with whom she travels to Mexico. Though Johansson's rep says the actors are just friends ("nothing more, nothing less"), they're spotted around Los Angeles and even attend Reese Witherspoon's wedding together during their brief time together.


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Scarlett's Mystery Man

After being linked to Kieran Culkin and Justin Bartha, Johansson steps out in New York with new steady Nate Naylor, an advertising executive, whom pals confirm the newly singer actress has been dating for five months. But rumors of a rift begin to swirl when The Avengers star is photographed lounging provocatively with her bodyguard in July, and the couple parts ways three months later.

Scarlett Johansson

May 04

Back in Black

Johansson reprises her Iron Man role as butt-kicking assassin Black Widow in The Avengers, which reunites the actress with Robert Downey Jr. The film, co-starring Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Chris Hemsworth, smashes the domestic box office record with a $200.3 million debut.

Photo Credits

BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): ANNIE LEIBOVITZ/Vanity Fair/AP; Capital Pictures/GAMMA; Flynet; Kevin Mazur/WireImage; Alex J. Berliner/abimages; INF; Marvel

Edited by Julia Wang

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