Scarlett Johansson is not only one of the most popular actors of her generation, but she can be argued as one of the most divisive and controversial as well. Some of her career choices have made critics accuse the actor of culturally appropriating. Whether you agree with such an accusation or not, one thing that none of us can deny is her superb acting ability.
She is an Oscar-nominated actress and has well documented with delivering phenomenal performances. Some of her best work can be found in Lost in Translation, Ghost World, Under the Skin, Don Jon, A Love Song for Bobby Long, Girl with a Pearl Earring, and of course who work as Black Widow in the Marvel movies. More than just a pretty face, it is her critically acclaimed performances that have made Scarlett Johansson the talk of the town.
Her popularity has also made her seen all across town as an instantly recognizable actress. Thanks to her fame and fortune, she can afford to travel all over the world, but in terms of privacy, it is not so easy to enjoy that fortune when she gets recognized by fans and paps everywhere she turns. Here are some examples.
24 SPOTTED: AT THE PLAZA IN NEW YORK
The Plaza Hotel is notorious for being one of the landmark premier five-star hotels in the New York City area. At a height of 20 stories high, a prestigious history that dates back all the way to 1907 and extremely high price ranges makes The Plaza Hotel a place strictly for the elite and wealthy.
Scarlett Johansson can consider herself one of those rare elites who can afford to stay at The Plaza Hotel. She has been spotted on occasion stepping out of The Plaza's doors.
23 SPOTTED: TAKING HER DAUGHTER TO THE DOCTOR
After dating for two years, Scarlett Johansson married former journalist turned art show curator Romain Dauriac. While their marriage only lasted three years, at least a beautiful child came from their short-lived matrimony.
Here, she can be seen on a family outing with her baby and the baby's father. More specifically, they were seen out to take the baby for a regular doctor's visit. Say what you will about their marriage, but one thing that we could never accuse Johansson and Dauriac of is being bad parents.
22 SPOTTED: AT JFK AIRPORT IN NEW YORK
When the paparazzi folks are trying to grab their next exclusive inside scoop photo of a popular celebrity, they usually find themselves camping out at the airport. They sit out off to the sidelines either waiting for a celeb to arrive at the airport or to get off their latest flight.
On this particular occasion, a paparazzo managed to catch a glimpse of Scarlett Johansson on their camera as she arrived at the John F. Kennedy Airport for her latest flight.
21 SPOTTED: AT DISNEYLAND IN ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA
Everybody dreams of one day taking a trip to Disneyland. As far as amusement parks are concerned, Disneyland is the ideal family resort and in many ways the pinnacle of the entertainment world. You can't get much better than Disneyland. It's fun for the whole family.
Scarlett Johansson understood that joy when she took her husband and child on a trip to Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
20 SPOTTED: AT A CONVENTION WITH JARED LETO
A little-known fact - or at the very least an often forgotten fact - about Scarlett Johansson is that she used to date 30 Seconds to Mars lead singer and Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto. Their relationship was a brief one that ended as fast as it started in 2004.
However, there are no hard feelings between the two as they are often seen together in public being friendly with one another. Here they can be seen platonically holding hands at the Democratic National Convention in 2016.
19 SPOTTED: OUT FOR A JOG IN MALIBU WITH SEAN PENN
Out of the small handful of high profile celebrity actors who Scarlett Johansson has dated over the years, one man who many of us may have forgotten was Oscar-winner Sean Penn. Penn is more than twice her age, but the two managed to make it work regardless, for a five-month relationship.
A big reason why some of us may forget that they dated is because many of us did not know they were dating in the first place. These two dated in secret, but there were rare instances where they were spotted in public, like this instance where they were seen jogging.
18 SPOTTED: ATTENDING NYC ART SHOW OPENING
As mentioned earlier, Scarlett Johansson's ex-husband currently moonlights as an art curator. Back when they were together, this often meant that the actress would have to accompany her beau to art exhibition events, many of which he curated himself.
One of these events that the couple was seen walking into hand in hand was at the Singular Object Art Opening Cocktail Reception in New York City. Judging from her smile, Johansson could not be happier for her husband and his accomplishments.
17 SPOTTED: ON MOVIE SET FILMING LUCY
As entertainers who rarely take time off from their busy jobs and demanding schedule, any actor can be easily found on a nearby movie set. Any bystander who has watched the filmmaking process from across the street knows that there is something special about watching movie magic unfold before your very eyes.
Movie magic commenced in Taiwan and northern France in 2013 when Scarlett Johansson filmed her 2014 action sci-fi thriller, Lucy.
16 SPOTTED: OUT AND ABOUT SHOPPING IN PARIS
One thing that few of her fans know about Scarlett Johansson is that she owns her owns a gourmet popcorn shop in Paris, France called Yummy Pop. For that reason, she can frequently be seen in Paris, France all year round to pop up and check up on the shop she shares with ex-husband Romain Dauriac and his sister.
When she does happen to pop in for business, she sometimes decides to take some time to find some pleasure in the Paris scenery. As she was once seen, sometimes that pleasure sees her shopping at the YSL.
15 SPOTTED: AT ART EXHIBITION WITH EX AFTER Their split
As we mentioned earlier, after he stopped being a journalist, Romain Dauriac made a successful transition into being an art show curator. Here he and Scarlett Johansson are at an art show he curated at the Simon Lee Gallery on the Upper East Side of New York.
What makes this shot so interesting is that it comes days after news broke that the two filed for divorce. While the two decided to go their separate ways, they didn't end on bad terms and are still able to be cordial with one another, especially for the sake of their child.
14 SPOTTED: ON SEOUL RED CARPET FOR GHOST IN THE SHELL POSING WITH FANS
One of the easiest places to spot an actor is on a red carpet for a movie premiere, especially for anyone hoping to take a selfie with their favorite actor. While not every time is the proper time to ask an actor for a picture, most actors are more than elated to take pictures with their fans who paid money to see the premiere of their latest movie.
That is why Scarlett Johansson looks like she is in all smiles as she takes a selfie with a fan during the Seoul premiere of her Ghost in the Shell film.
13 SPOTTED: AT 2018 MET GALA WITH JARED LETO
As we mentioned earlier, despite their 2004 romance not having much of a spark, Jared Leto and Scarlett Johansson wound up being just friends with each other. While Johansson has been married and divorced since then, Leto has enjoyed the bachelor lifestyle. Although, he briefly was engaged to Cameron Diaz, but that was back in the year 2000.
As the two showed up to the 2018 edition of the Met Gala dressed extravagantly, they ended up bumping into each other. Not only were they happy to see one another, but they also took a few pics side by side. Johansson arrived at the Met Gala with Colin Jost, who is nowhere to be found in these pics.
12 SPOTTED: DATING FUN. GUITARIST JACK ANTONOFF WHILE ATTENDING THE SAME COLLEGE
In the early 2000's, shortly after making her Off-Broadway debut in Sophistry alongside Ethan Hawke, Scarlett Johansson started attending the Professional Children's School in New York City, which is a college prep school. While there, she met musician Jack Antonoff. From there, they started dating, although it didn't last long.
When they started dating, he was the lead singer for a band called Steel Train. Years after the breakup, Antonoff became the lead guitarist for Grammy-winning band, Fun., who are best known for their song "We Are Young." He now serves as lead singer for the Bleachers and writes successful songs for pop stars like Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift.
11 SPOTTED: OUT IN WELLINGTON, New Zealand
Ghost in the Shell is a remake of an 80's animated sci-fi action movie about a human who becomes the perfect cyber soldier following a terrible crash. Scarlett Johansson starred in this live-action movie and she spent several months filming it in Wellington, New Zealand.
When she was not on the set, she was seen roaming the streets of New Zealand. Johansson was spotted everywhere from the local Fitness Dynamix gym to a yacht on Wellington Harbour and even at the Coco at the Roxy eatery.
10 SPOTTED: WORKING OUT WITH BABY BUMP
While their marriage only lasted about three years with their overall relationship lasting five years, Romain Dauriac and Scarlett Johansson did not look happier as a couple. The fact that they always looked so happy and jovial with each other is what made news of their split all the more surprising.
Even here, as the couple jogged together whilst the actress concealed a baby bump behind a hoodie, Dauriac looked more than ecstatic just to be by the side of his baby's mother.
9 SPOTTED: OUT AND ABOUT IN LOS ANGELES
Given her status as a high profile actress, it would be safe to say that Scarlett Johansson would be spending most of her time in Los Angeles. When she is not on a Hollywood set trying to provide the cameras with an Oscar-worthy shot, she can be frequently seen out and about on the streets of LA.
Considering that Los Angeles is the pinnacle of Hollywood's elite actors and actresses, Johansson is never hard to find, even when she hides behind shades. She's often seen in the area running simple errands.
8 SPOTTED: OUT IN BUENOS AIRES
This past December, Scarlett Johansson and brand new boo Colin Jost spent their holiday vacation in Argentina. However, before they could enjoy their time in Argentina, they had to make their way past the paps at the airport, which as evident in this picture, was easier said than done.
Before Jost and Johansson had the chance to truly touch down onto Argentinian land, the couple were seen at an airport in Buenos Aires. Even as she shielded her face and hid through sunglasses, the actress could not avoid cam shots from paps.
7 DODGING PAPS: FREQUENT VISITS TO HAWAII
If we had to guess what Scarlett Johansson's favorite destination in the world was, we would have to guess it to be Hawaii seeing as the Oscar-nominated actress often visits the 50th state of the United States on holidays.
On one occasion in 2012, she was seen visiting the isolated archipelago with her then-boyfriend Nate Naylor - who is a wealthy business advertisement executive - and some of her gal pals who tagged along for the ride.
6 DODGING PAPS: IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY WITH HUSBAND
Scarlett Johansson has been well known for making big trips around the world and in European parts of the world. This was especially the case back when she was still with her ex-husband Romain Dauriac. When they were not spending their time in Paris running a gourmet popcorn shop, they were in Europe taking in the gorgeous culture.
In 2015, they decided to take a vacation to Istanbul in Turkey. Their vacation quickly turned sour when fans and paps nearby caught sight of them. The couple fled the scene with the actress hidden beneath a blanket.
5 DODGING PAPS: A HOLIDAY HOME IN THE HAMPTONS
The only thing better than going on holiday is going on a holiday with a beautiful home to go to. Whenever Scarlett Johansson goes on a holiday to the Hamptons - which is often - she arrives at an East Hampton residence that she bought in the Amagansett neighborhood area.
The lead star of Ghost in the Shell bought her dream Hamptons vacation house back in 2012. It cost her a hefty price of $2.2 million, but for the sake of some fun in the sun, it had to be worth it.
4 DODGING PAPS: IN TAORMINA, ITALY WITH BODYGUARD
Coming off of the heels of starring in the year's highest grossing movie, The Avengers, Scarlett Johansson decided to celebrate by taking a trip to the Sicilian island of Taormina, Italy during the summer of 2012.
The actress behind Black Widow did not go on her European vacation alone as she was accompanied by her bodyguard. At first glance, this stirred a bit of confusion because some fans mistook the bodyguard for a new beau rather than a hired hand.
3 DODGING PAPS: GOING TO JAMAICA TO GET OVER A split
The first man who Scarlett Johansson ever married in her life was fellow Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds. They tied the knot in 2008 but alas, it was not meant to be seeing as the star couple would finalize a divorce just three years later in 2011.
In the wake of her divorce, Johansson would take a much needed girls trip to Jamaica with some of her gal pals to clear her head. She also went to Jamaica a few years earlier for a romantic trip with Josh Hartnett, who dated Johansson from 2004-06.
2 DODGING PAPS: IN BANFF, CANADA WITH RYAN REYNOLDS
Before Scarlett Johansson split from Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds, the two had a very close and loving relationship. They started dating back in 2007 and were quite private about it. They kept their relationship so secret that they managed to get married in 2008 without anyone knowing.
While they were together, they once went on a couples vacation in Reynolds's native land of Canada. The Deadpool actor took his Oscar-nominated partner to Johnson Lake in Banff where the couple were seen gazing enjoying the gorgeous Canadian view.
1 DODGING PAPS: AN ARGENTINA HOLIDAY WITH COLIN JOST
Ever since the summer of 2017, Scarlett Johansson has been dating Saturday Night Live Weekend Update mainstay Colin Jost. Over a year and a half later and the two are still going at it strong together.
More recently, to celebrate the Christmas season back in December 2018, the two ventured off on a vacation to Argentina. They enjoyed the warm weather of Buenos Aires while navigating through the tourist town of Palermo. They also visited El Calafate and Perito Moreno Glacier while on holiday.
References: tmz.com, stuff.co.nz, imdb.com