Johansson is related to Phil Schlamberg; she’s his great-niece. But who the heck is Phil Schlamberg, you say? Schlamberg was the last person to die in combat in World War II.
Johansson is a twin, and you can definitely see the resemblance between Scarlett and her brother Hunter. The pair also has two older siblings: Vanessa (who is also an actress) and Adrian.
Johansson was extremely serious about acting right from the beginning, and as a kid, she used to make herself cry while she stared into a mirror. That’s some dedication right there. Despite her dedication, Johansson also got used to rejection. When she was seven, she was crestfallen to find out that a talent agent had signed her twin brother, but not her, with an agency. Later, in 2003, she also applied to New York University’s renowned Tisch School of the Arts but was also rejected. Both of these times Johansson soldiered on and didn’t let it stop her dream of becoming an actress.
The startling beauty also has a love of both cats and dogs: She has a cat named Trooper, and she owns a little Chihuahua named Maggie.
When she fought for the role of a superhero and all-around badass lady Black Widow in Iron Man 2, Johansson showed her trademark determination, going so far as to dye her hair red to convince producers that she was right for the part.
Johansson has been in a number of high-profile relationships over the years. She was in a relationship with teen heartthrob Josh Hartnett from 2005 to 2007, one of her exes is Jared Leto, and she was actually married to Ryan Reynolds in 2008. That marriage didn’t last, and Johansson is currently rumored to be dating Saturday Night Live’s, Colin Jost.
Before working with Captain America himself, Chris Evans, in the Avengers films, Johansson previously teamed up with the actor in both The Perfect Score and The Nanny Diaries. The two are very good friends.
Johansson is left-handed. She’s afraid of both birds and cockroaches.
At one point during the beginning of her worldwide fame, Johansson saw a huge billboard of herself and almost got into an accident when she saw her huge cleavage. As she said, “I was driving through Los Angeles and I look up and see the biggest photo of me I have ever seen in my life on massive ad space. I screamed and slammed on the brakes. I couldn’t believe it. It’s very strange to see my cleavage the size of a brontosaurus. My breasts were huge. I had long hair and my goodness, I couldn’t get past the cleavage.”
Johnasson’s curvy frame and outsized personality can make you forget it, but she’s actually a very petite 5 feet and 4 inches tall.
Johansson has been married and divorced twice: once to Reynolds (they split in 2011), and once to Romain Dauriac (they split early 2017). She has said in the past that she finds monogamy difficult, particularly when she’s working very hard and is away from her partner. In her words, “I think the idea of marriage is very romantic; it’s a beautiful idea, and the practice of it can be a beautiful thing, I don’t think it’s natural to be a monogamous person. I might be skewered for that, but I think it’s work. It’s a lot of work.”
Johansson has one child with Dauriac: Rose Dorothy Dauriac, who was born in 2014. She was pregnant on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the production had to come up with ways—through stunt doubles and clever angles—to hide the pregnancy.
Having a daughter is sure to bring out Johansson’s childish side, which is a facet of herself she loves getting in touch with. She even spent her 20th birthday at Disneyland and has been spotted roaming around the park more recently as well. Little Rose probably loves it.