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Scarlett Johansson became one of Hollywood's hottest stars at the age of just 19 with her performance in 2004's Lost In Translation, yet her first taste of stardom came in 1996 when she was nominated at the Independent Spirit Awards for Manny and Lo.
Despite the vulnerable, complex characters she has become known for, Scarlett's rise was marked by a confidence beyond her years. As a child growing up in New York, she regularly auditioned for advertising work but her distinctive features and husky voice didn't sit well with ad execs in search of the all-American kid.
Despite numerous rebuttals, however, the youngster was determined not to give up; she planned on following in the footsteps of another child star, Jodie Foster all the way to the top. She enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute For Young People and within just a few months won a speaking part opposite Ethan Hawke in the Broadway play Sophistry.
After Manny and Lo Scarlett went on to star in The Horse Whisperer, and cult classic Ghost World, before winnng her first BAFTA award for Best Actress for Lost In Translation.
"She makes you feel like she has been around the world," said Lost In Translation director Sofia Coppola. "She has a coolness and a subtlety that you would not expect. You feel like she's seen a lot."
Despite being very much a New Yorker, Scarlett took to the Hollywood scene with aplomb. She dated Josh Hartnett and Sean Penn, and from 2008 to 2010, Scarlett was married to Ryan Reynolds.
Her next serious relationship was with French creative agency boss Romain Dauriac. The couple announced their engagement in 2013 and Scarlett became pregnant soon after, with the pair welcoming a daughter, named Rose, in September.
In 2010 Scarlett won a Tony award for her performance in Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge, and on the big screen, she has played an important part in the Marvel franchise, taking on the role of Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Captain America: Winter Soldier, and reprising her role in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron.