Scarlett Johansson
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Scarlett Johansson might have seemed an unlikely action hero when she was cast as Black Widow in Marvel’s “Avengers” franchise, but the multifaceted actress can add big-budget blockbuster to her impressive and growing showreel. With blonde-bombshell looks, her trademark husky voice, and remarkable range as an actress, Johansson has blossomed into one of Hollywood’s most commanding screen presences.

Across her prolific career, Johansson has showed an unflinching ability to choose daring roles, establishing her indie credentials even as the “Avengers” franchise has placed her among the highest-paid actresses on the planet. After toplining the Luc Besson actioner “Lucy,” Johansson proved she can carry a big-budget action movie on her own shoulders — a fact that Marvel is banking on with its upcoming “Black Widow” spinoff. She also tried her hand at leading a comedy in 2017, with the raunchy “Rough Night.”

Born in New York City, Johansson earned widespread acclaim at the age of 13 in “The Horse Whisperer.” She became a breakout star with 2003’s “Lost in Translation” and “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” which established her as one of her generation’s most versatile young actresses. She won a Tony Award in 2009 for the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge.” Since appearing as Black Widow in 2010’s “Iron Man 2,” Johansson has become a growing part of Marvel’s superhero universe.

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Scarlett Johansson Explains Why She Wore Marchesa to Met Gala

Scarlett Johansson Explains Why She Wore Marchesa to Met Gala

Scarlett Johansson has officially ended Hollywood's red carpet blackout of Marchesa, the high-end womenswear brand co-founded by Harvey Weinstein's estranged wife, Georgina Chapman.Johansson opted to wear a Marchesa gown to Monday night's Met Gala, making a loud statement in one of the evening's most understated dresses. The "Avengers" star explains that she wore Marchesa because she wanted to show her support for the two women behind the brand, Chapman and co-founder Keren Craig."I wore Marchesa because their clothes make women feel confident...

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