Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Scarlett Johansson Chosen by FHM readers as "Sexiest Woman Alive"

Received an "introducing" credit for The Horse Whisperer (1998) although it was her seventh feature film.

Has a younger twin brother, Hunter Johansson.

Attended and graduated from Professional Children's School in Manhattan, New York City in 2002.

Grandchild of writer Ejner Johansson.

Scarlett's mother, Melanie Sloan, who is from the Bronx, is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family (from Poland, Belarus, and Russia). Scarlett's father, Karsten Johansson, is Danish (his own paternal grandfather was Swedish, while his other family is Danish).

Was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in June 2004.

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.

Shortly after Lost in Translation (2003) was released, she said she had a connection to older men and couldn't see herself dating anyone under 30. True to her word, she had a relationship with actor Benicio Del Toro, who is 17 years her senior.

Was cast as Rebecca in Thumbsucker (2005), but dropped out before filming commenced and was replaced by Kelli Garner.

Her father Karsten Johansson, a New York architect, and mother Melanie Sloan, her manager, now divorced, separated when she was 13.

Campaigned for John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential Election.

Celebrated her 20th birthday at Disneyland.

Auditioned for a role in The Parent Trap (1998), which finally went to Lindsay Lohan.

Has an older half-brother (Christian Johansson), an older sister (Vanessa Johansson, an older brother (Adrian Johansson, born 1976) and a twin brother (Hunter Johansson).

Planned to attend Purchase University to study film.

Her older sister Vanessa Johansson is also an actress.

Prepared for her role in Lost in Translation (2003) by living on Hokkaido with then-boyfriend Faiz Ahmad.

She is three minutes older than her twin brother Hunter Johansson. She says these three minutes are the most important in her life.

Scarlett Johansson  Had a tonsillectomy.

First role (uncredited) was in a skit, during the first year of Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993), at age 8. She relived this moment during an interview with Conan on July 12, 2005, twelve years later. Also in the skit was 11-year-old Melissa Claire Egan.

Ranked #9 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World (2005). And was also the highest ranking new entry to the list.

Named #24 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2005 list.

Director Sofia Coppola directed both Scarlett and her boyfriend Josh Hartnett, but not in the same movie. Scarlett was in Coppola's Lost in Translation (2003) and Hartnett starred in The Virgin Suicides (1999)

She donated many items to Rocky Stone to be given to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign.

Was featured as #63 in Maxim magazine's "Hot 100 Women of 2002" supplement.

Named #6 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2006 list.

Chosen by FHM readers as "Sexiest Woman Alive" in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World (2006).

Has a cat named Trooper and a chihuahua named Maggie.

Named "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire magazine. [October 2006]

Named #1 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement.

Was a member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 2004.

Has been named the Sexiest Celebrity of 2007 by Playboy magazine.

Is a huge fan of Woody Allen.

Ranked #3 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2007 list.

Was considered for the role of Susan Storm/Invisible Girl in Fantastic Four (2005), which went to Jessica Alba.

Was offered the role of Lindsey Farris in Mission: Impossible III (2006), which went toKeri Russell.

Was offered the role of Evey in V for Vendetta (2005), which went to Natalie Portman.

Was offered the role of Lois Lane in Superman Returns (2006), which went to Kate Bosworth.

Is an alumni of the Lee Strasberg Institute such as actors Frank Miranda, Mickey Rourke,Rosario Dawson, Dennis Hopper, Julia Roberts.

Was ranked #12 on Forbes magazine's List of The 20 Top-Earning Young Superstars (2007).

In 2006, she was earning $2 million per year representing L'Oreal cosmetics.

In 2007, Forbes magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $5 million.

Supports Barack Obama.

Was ranked #1 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actress list (2008).

Raised money for international relief organization Oxfam by auctioning off two tickets forHe's Just Not That Into You (2009) on eBay, giving the winning bidders the opportunity to mingle with her. By January 2014, she has severed her connection with Oxfam. [March 2008]

(May 5, 2008) Announced her engagement to Ryan Reynolds, having been in a relationship with him since February 2007.

Ranked #2 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2008 list.

Was in a relationship with Josh Hartnett (December 2004-November 2006).

(September 27, 2008) Married fiancé Ryan Reynolds in a quiet ceremony in Canada.

An avid fan of Tom Waits, she recorded an album comprised entirely of Tom Waits covers, titled "Anywhere I Lay My Head". The album was released on May 16, 2008, but was not widely recognized.

She says her only vice is cheese.

Replaced Brazilian Gisele B√ľndchen as the face of "Dolce & Gabbana" perfumes [2009].

French synth band The Teenagers wrote a song about her called "Starlett Johansson".

According to a poll of 5000 people conducted by Glamour magazine, Johansson was voted as having the "World's Sexiest Body".

Was cast in Iron Man 2 (2010) after Emily Blunt dropped out due to other commitments.

She was named the "Sexiest Celebrity" of the year by Playboy magazine. [February 2007]

Has another sister named Fenan. She was adopted by Johansson's mother Melanie Sloanfrom Ethopia in May 2010.

In 2010, she won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play after making her Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge".

Johansson was named by GQ (men's magazine) as "Babe of the Year" for 2010.

Her husband, Ryan Reynolds was named as the "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine (2010) during the same time that Johansson was named as "Babe of the Year" by GQ magazine.

Has been the ambassador of Moet & Chandon Champagne since 2009.

Her husband Ryan Reynolds filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. [December 2010]

Has appeared in advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, L'Oreal, and Louise Vuitton. In 2009, she was also the face of Dolce & Gabbana make-up.

Became the face of Spanish clothing company Mango in 2009.

Was ranked #7 on Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" women of 2011.

Was considered for the role of Ryan Stone in Gravity (2013), but Sandra Bullock was cast instead.

Was voted #14 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2011 list.

In 2006, she signed an endorsement deal with cosmetics brand L'Oreal for $4,000,000.

"The Looney Tunes Show" (2011) created a character called Starlet Johansson in the episode "Casa De Calma" (June 2011), the character resembles Scarlett Johansson.

Johansson was voted as the "World's Most Natural Beauty" according to a UK poll (2011).

Voted as having the "Best Breasts" in Hollywood by In Touch magazine (2006) and the "Best Female Bum" according to a British poll.

Voted "Hollywood's Most Natural Beauty" by a survey of make-up artists (2006).

Ranked #32 in the 100 Hot Girls list by FHM UK (2011). Previously, she was ranked #23 in 2010, #13 in 2009, #6 in 2008, #5 in 2007, #3 in 2006 and #68 in 2005.

Voted as one of the Most Beautiful People by People magazine in 2007 and 2010.

Voted #22 in Who magazine's "Most Beautiful People" (2010).

Voted as one of the "Twenty Most Beautiful People of the Decade" by Interview magazine (2009).

Ranked #3 in the 2009 FHM list of "Sexiest Women in the World".

Ranked #5 in the 2008 FHM list of "Sexiest Women in the World".

Ranked #4 Sexiest Woman in the World (2011) by the Spanish version of DT magazine.

Italian artist Francesco Clemente included a portrait of Scarlett in his deck of 78 custom-painted tarot cards, with her portrayed as the Queen of Swords.

Often ranked as having one of the "Most Beautiful Famous Faces" by "The Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces From Around the World". She was ranked #42 in 2010, #71 in 2009, #72 in 2008, #34 in 2007, #43 in 2006, #39 in 2005, #37 in 2004, #45 in 2003, and #48 in 2002.

Was considered for the role of Maggie Beauford in Lawless (2012), but Jessica Chastainwas cast instead.

Auditioned for the role of Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). However, she did not get the role because she was considered too attractive for it.Rooney Mara was cast instead.

Featured in "The Beauty Book for Brain Cancer", a 312-page coffee-table book by photographer Darren Tieste. The book features photos of celebrities, musicians and models who donated their time to bring attention to brain cancer. Scarlett Johansson was also chosen to be on the cover of the book (2011).

In 2008, a UK-based bidder paid £20,000 British pounds on an eBay auction to benefit Oxfam, winning a pair of tickets to accompany Johansson on a 20-minute date to the world premiere of the film He's Just Not That Into You (2009).

Has been an ambassador for Oxfam International since 2005.

Ranked #12 in Men's Health 100 Hottest Women of All Time (2011).

Voted #7 on Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" women of 2012.

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6931 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on May 2, 2012. At the ceremony were her mother Melanie Sloan, grandmother, sister Vanessa Johansson and her The Avengers (2012) co-star Jeremy Renner.

She plays Marvel comic book character, Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff, in the films Iron Man 2 (2010) and The Avengers (2012).

Her favorite action movie is Heat (1995).

Very close friends with her frequent co-star, Chris Evans, with whom she has appeared in four films: The Perfect Score (2004), The Nanny Diaries (2007) The Avengers (2012) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

She appeared with Samuel L. Jackson in three comic book adaptations: The Spirit (2008)Iron Man 2 (2010) and The Avengers (2012).

Named as one of the "most desirable" famous women for 2013 by Ask men's list of the top 99 "most desirable" women.

Lives in ultra trendy Los Angeles neighborhood, Los Feliz. Giovanni Ribisi, Bo Barrett, Brad Pitt, Chris Pine, Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Kristen Stuart, Michael Cera and Robert Pattinson are among the other actors who also call Los Feliz home.

She recorded the single "Before My Time" to the documentary Chasing Ice (2012) and the song was eventually nominated for Best Original Song at The Oscars (2013). Subsequently, she was approached to perform the song at the show, but was prevented to do so, due to her commitments with "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway.

Was romantically involved with Jack Antonoff of indie/folk band, Steel Train. The songs, "Better Love", "2 O'Clock", "I Feel Weird" and "Dig", all contain references to Scarlett.

Auditioned for the roles of Judy Shepherd in Jumanji (1995) and Claire Colburn inElizabethtown (2005). Both parts went to Kirsten Dunst instead.

Ex-girlfriend of Jared Leto (2004-2005).

Has been in a relationship with Romain Dauriac since November 2012 and they have been engaged since August 2013.

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