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Scarlett Johansson

Look back at her path from promising young actress to major star.

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This image released by A24 Films shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Under the Skin." (AP Photo/A24 Films)
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Red-carpet smiles

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 20: Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans attend the UK Film Premiere of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" at Westfield London on March 20, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
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All dolled up

BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 24: (CHINA OUT) Actress Scarlett Johansson attends "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" premiere at Taikoo Li Sanlitun on March 24, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
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'Her' voice

ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 10: Actress Scarlett Johansson attends 'Her' Premiere during The 8th Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 10, 2013 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
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Black Widow returns

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U.S. actress Scarlett Johansson, left, and her partner Romain Dauriac arrive at the 39th French Cesar Awards Ceremony, in Paris, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. This annual ceremony is presented by the French Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
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Controversy bubbles up

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'Don Jon' stars

Tony Danza, from left, Scarlett Johansson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Julianne Moore attend the "Don Jon" premiere on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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True love

This film image released by Relativity Media shows Joseph Gordon-Levitt, left, and Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Don Jon". (AP Photo/Relativity Media, Daniel McFadden)
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'Skin' flick

Actress Scarlett Johansson poses for a photograph on the red carpet at the gala for the new movie " Under The Skin " during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)
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New man

FILE - SEPTEMBER 4: People Magazine is reporting that Scarlett Johansson is engaged to journalist Romain Dauriac VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 03: Actress Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac attend the 'Under The Skin' Premiere during the 70th Venice International Film Festival at Palazzo del Cinema on September 3, 2013 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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Back in Venice

epa03849513 US actress/cast member Scarlett Johansson arrives for the premiere of 'Under the Skin' at the 70th annual Venice International Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, 03 September 2013. The movie is presented in the official competition Venezia 70. The festival runs from 28 August to 07 September. EPA/ETTORE FERRARI
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Hero worship

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Actors Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson attends Marvel Studios' "Thor: The Dark World", "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Guardians of The Galaxy" during Comic-Con International 2013 at Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel on July 20, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Broadway ScarJo

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 17: (L-R) Actors Benjamin Walker, Scarlett Johansson, and Ciaran Hinds attend the curtain call for the "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" Opening Night at Richard Rodgers Theatre on January 17, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
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An 'A' for effort

Actress Scarlett Johansson attends the premiere for "Hitchcock" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Sunday Nov. 18, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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Blonde bombshell

This film image released by Fox Searchlight shows Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh in "Hitchcock." (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight, Suzanne Tenner)
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Getting political

Actress Scarlett Johansson addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Golden glow

Scarlett Johansson attends the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 7, 2012, celebrating the opening of Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)
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A star at 27

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 02: Actress Scarlett Johansson Honored With The Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame on May 2, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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Action-flick chick

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Animal house

Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson star in WE BOUGHT A ZOO. Photo Credit: Neal Preston - TM and © 2011 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.
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Oxfam ambassador

DADAAB, KENYA - SEPTEMBER 21: (FILE PHOTO) Oxfam ambassador Scarlett Johansson visits the newly opened ' IFO 2' section, built to cope with ever-increasing numbers of Somalis escaping war and famine in the region, to hear their stories on September 21, 2011 in Dadaab Camp, north-eastern Kenya. Scarlett Johansson has resigned as an ambassador for Oxfam after a disagreement over her support for the Israeli company, SodaStream, which operates in the West Bank. (Photo by Andy Hall/Oxfam/Getty Images)
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Laced up and ready

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actress Scarlett Johansson arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
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All buttoned up

epa02403870 French designer Jean Paul Gaultier (L) jokes with US actress Scarlett Johansson (R) after receiving the 'Honorary Button' award for his career at the third El Boton Mango Fashion Awards ceremony at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) in Barcelona, Spain, 20 October 2010. EPA/MARTA PEREZ
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Fashion sense

American actress Scarlett Johansson poses prior to the start of the Dolce & Gabbana women's Spring-Summer 2012 fashion collection, in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
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Honored on Broadway

Actress Scarlett Johansson accepts the award from actress Katie Holmes (L) for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for her work in "A View from the Bridge" at the American Theatre Wing's 64th annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York June 13, 2010. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
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Blind sided?

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 06: Scarlett Johansson (L) and Sandra Bullock onstage at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios on June 6, 2010 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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Premiere night

HOLLYWOOD - APRIL 26: Actress Scarlett Johansson arrives at the world premiere of Paramount Pictures & Marvel Entertainment's "Iron Man 2" held at the El Capitan Theatre on April 26, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Scarlett Johansson
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Playing the villain

Natalie Rushman (Scarlett Johansson), aka Black Widow
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Star of stage, too

Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber are applauded during their curtain call on opening night of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge" at the Cort Theater Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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In fashionable company

US actress Scarlett Johansson (C) poses with Italian designers Domenico Dolce (R) and Stefano Gabbana upon arrival for the opening of the photo exhibition 'Extreme Beauty in Vogue' on March 2, 2009 at the Palazzo della Ragione in Milan. The exhibition is curated by American Vogue magazine. AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE (Photo credit should read GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)
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In full flower

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Actress Scarlett Johansson arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. "He's Just Not That Into You" held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on February 2, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Scarlett Johansson
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Cute couple

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kevin Connolly, left, and Scarlett Johansson are shown in a scene from the New Line Cinema film, "He's Just Not That Into You." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Darren Michaels) ** NO SALES **
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Simply lovely

MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 15: Scarlett Johansson poses for the media presenting the new MANGO Winter 2009/10 campaign on October 15, 2009 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)
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In good company

OSLO, NORWAY - DECEMBER 11: Actress Scarlett Johansson and Nobel Winner Martti Ahtisaari are seen on stage at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2008 at the Oslo Spektrum on December 11, 2008 in Oslo, Norway. The Norwegian Nobel Committee yesterday awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2008 to Martti Ahtisaari for his important efforts to resolve international conflicts. Actors Michael Caine and Scarlett Johansson are hosting the gala event which features performances from Diana Ross, operatic quartet Il Divo and Swedish singer-songwriter Robyn. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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Spirited performance

SILKEN FLOSS (Scarlett Johansson), a punk secretary and frigid vixen;
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Two years was enough

epa01504409 A file picture combo dated 10 February 2008 shows Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds (L) and Hollywood-Star Scarlett Johansson at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. The couple married this weekend, according to publicist Meredith O'Sullivan. She did not provide details. According to media reports in the US late 28 September 2008, the wedding took place 27 September 2008 outside Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. EPA/RAINER JENSEN *** Local Caption *** 00000401334824
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Back with Woody

Scarlett Johansson, right, and Penelope Cruz, cast members in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," pose together at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles, Monday, Aug. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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Red carpet 'Girl'

Actress Scarlett Johansson smiles while posing for the photographers as she arrives for the screening of her movie 'The Other Boleyn Girl' at the International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Feb. 15, 2008. The Berlinale takes place from Feb. 7 to Feb. 17, 2008 in the German capital. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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Scarlett hearts

Actress Scarlett Johansson, second from right, makes an in-store appearance along with three models to debut her new clothing line and to donate 2,000 pairs of shoes to charity, at a Nordstrom department store in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 8, 2007. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
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Quite a kiss

Actress Scarlett Johansson, Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2007 woman of the year, is also the recipient of kisses from Hasty Pudding president Josh Brener, right, and vice-president of casting Justin Rodriguez, both Harvard University seniors, during a parade into Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday afternoon, Feb. 15, 2007. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
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Getting the 'Scoop'

In the contemporary comedy, Scarlett Johansson portrays a student journalist for a college paper visiting friends in London who happens upon the scoop of a lifetime. Along the investigative trail, she finds magic, murder, mystery - and perhaps love, with a British aristocrat (Hugh Jackman). Hugh Jackman (left), Scarlett Johansson (center) and Woody Allen (right)
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Femme fatale

The mysterious Kay Lake (SCARLETT JOHANSSON) The Black Dahlia is set in 1940s Los Angeles. Two cops, Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) and his partner, Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart), investigate the death of Elizabeth Short, a young woman found brutally murdered. Bucky soon realizes that his girlfriend had ties to the deceased, and soon after that, he begins uncovering corruption and conspiracy within the police department.
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Magic time

LONDON - NOVEMBER 05: Scarlett Johansson arrives at the UK Premiere of "The Prestige" at the Odeon West End Leicester Square on November 5, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Scarlett Johansson
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All's Fair

This photo supplied by Vanity Fair shows Scarlett Johansson, foreground, and Keira Knightley posed nude for the fold-out cover of Vanity Fair magazine's yearly Hollywood issue, to be released Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006. Fashion superstar Tom Ford also appears on the cover photo by Annie Leibovitz shot exclusively for Vanity Fair.(AP Photo/Annie Leibovitz exclusively for Vanity Fair)
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Lady in red

Actress Scarlett Johansson arrives at the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 16, 2006. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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On the runway

Actress Scarlett Johansson models a look from the Imitation of Christ spring 2006 collection, Friday Sept. 9, 2005, during Fashion Week in New York. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)
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High intensity

L'Oreal Paris announces the signing of an exclusive worldwide contract with the quadruple Golden Globe(R) nominated and BAFTA-winning actress, Scarlett Johansson, as a spokesperson for the company and its brands. Johansson will first represent L'Oreal Paris' HIP High Intensity Pigments(TM), a new cosmetics collection for women who love color. The new commercial featuring Johansson will debut during the 63rd Annual Golden Globe(R) Telecast on Monday, January 16, 2005.
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Allen's town

US actress Scarlett Johansson and US director Woody Allen arrive for the screening of "Match Point" during the 58th International Film Festival in Cannes, FRANCE -12/05/2005/0505122046
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Do you have a 'Match'?

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No looking back

** FILE ** ctress Scarlett Johansson arrives for the European Premiere of her film, The Island, in London, in this Sunday Aug. 7, 2005 file photo. Johansson is glad that Woody Allen emphasizes words, not action. (AP Photo/ Max Nash)
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Speaking of 'Bay'-watch

In this photo provided by DreamWorks Productions, Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson star in "The Island." (AP Photo/DreamWorks/ Doug Hyun)
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No Hassel at all

HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Actors David Hasselhoff and Scarlett Johansson attend the film premiere of "The Spongebob Squarepants Movie" at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 14, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Hats off

In this photo provided by Lions Gate Films, Meg Windermere ( Scarlett Johansson) courts the attention of a notorious playboy,risking her marriage in 'A Good Woman.' (AP Photo/Lions Gate Films/Sergio Strizzi)
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Sorrowful 'Song'

Actress Scarlett Johansson is shown in a scene from her film "A Love Song for Bobby Long" in this undated publicity photograph. Johansson received a Golden Globe nomination as best actress in a motion picture drama for her role in the film as nominations were announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in Beverly Hills December 13, 2004. The 2005 Golden Globe Awards will be presented in Beverly Hills January 16, 2005. NO SALES REUTERS/Screen Gems/Handout
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'Pearl' girl

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My dinner with Scarlett

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'Freak'-ing out

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 16: Actress Scarlett Johansson attends the world premiere of "Eight Legged Freaks" at Grauman's Chinese Theater on July 16, 2002 in Hollywood, California. Thie film opens nationwide in theaters on July 17, 2002. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
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Getting a leg up

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 12: In an emotional scene from the movie "The Horse Whisperer," actress Scarlett Johansson (L), is helped into the saddle by actor Robert Redford after being traumatized in a horseback riding accident. The movie is based on the best-selling book "The Horse Whisperer" by Nicholas Evans who regularly consulted with renowned horse trainer Monty Roberts. (B/W) (Photo credit should read ELLIOTT MARKS/AFP/Getty Images)
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