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48 Things You Probably Didn't Know about Scarlett Johansson

Feb 07, 2014 09:25 PM EST

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Scarlett Johansson is an actress best known for her work in films like "Lost in Translation", "Vicky Cristina Barcelona", and "Hitchcock." Besides her beauty and acting talent, she is also a gifted singer. Here are 48 things you probably didn't know about Scarlett Johansson.

  1. Scarlett Johansson has a twin brother named Hunter. They were born on November 22, 1984 but she is still technically the older sister after being born three minutes earlier than him.

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  2. Johansson attended the famed Manhattan Professional Children's School. The school claims a number of stars among its graduates, including stars like Carrie Fisher and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

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

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  4. Her older sister Vanessa Johansson is also an actress.

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  5. Her first movie was at age 9 in Rob Reiner's North. Scarlett went on to star in The Horse Whisperer and Lost In Translation to Eight Legged Freaks and Girl with a Pearl Earring.

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  6. She starred in the sequel Home Alone 3.

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  7. Johansson landed her first television appearance at the age of 8 when she appeared in a skit on Late Night With Conan O'Brian in 1993.

  8. In 1998, a 13-year-old Scarlett Johansson lost the lead role in The Parent Trap to Lindsay Lohan.

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  9. As a teenager, she had a Japanese fighting fish named Cassius. Unfortunately, her friend that was looking after the fish while she was filming, forgot to change the water and so he died. She buried him in L.A's Chateau Marmont garden, where she was living at the time.

  10. She applied to the "Tisch School of the Arts" in New York but her application was rejected. However, she was able to focus on her acting career which is working out quite well for her.

  11. Even though she's an internationally recognized sex-symbol, Scarlett chose to celebrate her 20th birthday at Disneyland.

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  12. Her favorite movie is Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

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  13. Scarlett is half Polish and half Danish. Her father, Karsten Johansson, was born in Denmark. Her mother, Melanie Johansson, comes from a Bronx-bred family of Polish descent.

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  14. She has been smoking since was 15 years old and can't seem to kick the habit.

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  15. Her media nickname is ScarJo and she hates it! She said in an interview that she finds the name "awful."

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  16. She is left-handed.

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  17. In 2004, she played the part of Mindy, King Neptune's daughter in The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie.

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  18. After starring with Bill Murray in "Lost in Translation" she vowed that she would never date anyone who was under 30. As if to prove it, she got into a relationship with Benicio Del Toro who was 17 years her senior.

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  19. She was so distracted by her own cleavage on a billboard advertisement for The Island that she nearly got into a car accident.

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  20. She appeared nude alongside Keira Knightley and Tom Ford on the February 2006 cover of Vanity Fair cover. The cover drew controversy for their heavily Photoshopped bodies. A fun fact though, Johansson and Knightley's nude bottoms were stenciled on 100 cookies nibbled by guests at the magazine's annual Oscar Party.

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  21. Scarlett is 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m) tall).

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  22. Her greatest fear is cockroaches.

  23. Scarlett is a huge fan of jazz. Her favorite musicians are Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Anita O'Day, Rosemary Clooney, Edith Piaf, Nina Simone, Chet Baker, and Duke Ellington.

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  24. Johansson has been romantically linked to romanced Jared Leto, Josh Hartnett and Ryan Reynolds, whom she married in 2008, before ultimately divorcing two years later.

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  25. Scarlett is a big fan of the actor, director and writer Woody Allen. Johansson received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress with her role in Woody Allen's Match Point (2005).

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  26. During the filming of Match Point, Allen described Johansson as "sexually overwhelming", saying that he found it "very hard to be extra witty around a sexually overwhelming, beautiful young woman who is wittier than you are.

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  27. Scarlett's favorite action film is Heat (1995). She is also a fan of Goodfellas and Mean Streets.

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  28. She is a staunch Barack Obama supporter. However, she was left embarrassed by him. In 2008 when Obama was running for president, she boasted to Politico that they were exchanging emails. "You'd imagine that someone like the senator, who is constantly traveling and constantly 'on' - how can he return these personal e-mails?" she said. "But he does." But Obama later told reporters Johansson didn't have his e-mail address. "She sent one e-mail to Reggie, who forwarded it to me," Obama said, referring to his personal assistant, Reggie Love. "I write, saying, 'Thank you Scarlett for doing what you do,' and suddenly we have this e-mail relationship."

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  29. She was voted FHM's "Sexiest Woman Alive" in 2006 and "Sexiest Celebrity of the Year" by Playboy in 2007.

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  30. Scarlett was also apparently the inspiration for Katy Perry's 'I Kissed A Girl'. Her apparent response? "That's flattering, but my lips are kind of taken."

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  31. Scarlett played the love interest of Justin Timberlake in the music video "What Goes Around, Comes Around" which sparked rumors the two were dating.

  32. She debuted on stage in an off-Broadway play "Sophistry". Her 2009-role in "A view from the Bridge" won her the "Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play", Tony award.

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  33. She sang Before My Time, for the film Chasing Ice which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2013.

  34. Johansson did not get the role of Lisbeth Salander in the film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's best-selling novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo because the casting directors said she was "too beautiful."

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  35. Johansson is currently engaged to a French journalist, Romain Dauriac and he currently manages a advertising agency.

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  36. She is also a singer and has released two albums, Anywhere I Lay My Head and Break Up.

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  37. She describes herself as Jewish and celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah during the holidays.

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  38. In September 2011, nude photos were stolen from her phone after it was hacked into. The photos were meant for her then husband, Ryan Reynolds. The culprit was caught and had to pay Johansson $66,0000.

  39. Johansson publicly endorsed and supported Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer's 2013 run for New York City Comptroller by hosting a series of fundraisers.

  40. Scarlett loves animals. She has a cat named Trooper and a chihuahua named Maggie.

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  41. She is very close friends with her frequent co-star, Chris Evans, with whom she has appeared in four films: "The Perfect Score", "The Nanny Diaries" "The Avengers", and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier".

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  42. She is the inspiration behind the character on The Looney Tunes named Starlett Johansson.

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  43. Scarlett is on the cover of The Beauty Book for Brain Cancer, a coffee-table book of celebrities, musicians and models donates 100% of the proceeds to Sydney Neuro-Oncology Group (SNOG).

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  44. While filming The Girl with the Pearl Earring, she nicknamed Colin Firth Fabio. However, he hated it.

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  45. She knows how to play the kazoo.

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  46. Ever wondered how she gets her clear skin? She washes her face with apple cider vinegar to prevent blemishes.

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  47. Her beauty served as a muse for Italian artist Francesco Clemente who portrayed her as the Queen of Sword in his deck of 78 custom-painted tarot cards.

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  48. She was been chosen as the face of L'Oreal by January 2006.

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