Her feminine curves fill out designer gowns to perfection, she does blonde curls like no one else in Hollywood – it’s no wonder that Scarlett Johansson is seen as the present-day Marilyn Monroe. Sticking to her signature of figure-hugging but tasteful silhouettes, the actress dresses for her figure in a way that pays tribute to the past without going into ‘costume’ territory. Today, on her 34th birthday, we’re looking back at her best nods to Old Hollywood glamour.
All Grown Up
The success of both Lost in Translation and Girl with a Pearl Earring helped Johansson shed her child actor image and be taken more seriously as a leading lady. She was nominated for both films at the 2004 Golden Globes, giving the world a first glimpse at her killer physique in this Stella McCartney dress.
The following year was no different, with the actress once again taking on the Golden Globes red carpet in style. Between that peach Roland Mouret dress and her platinum barrel curls, she exuded Jean Harlow vibes for days. Can you say va-va-voom?
Scarlett in Scarlet
Perhaps one of Johansson’s most iconic looks – and arguably one of the most memorable red carpet dresses from the decade – this 2006 Valentino dress put her on the map as a bona fide star. Simple, sensual and oh-so-scarlet, this look couldn’t possibly be more perfect for the actress.
Good As Gold
The actress wore an ethereal Elie Saab gown with shimmering tulle and miniature rosettes to the 2011 Golden Globes, complementing her look with swept-back curls and a touch of sparkle around her wrist. We love how the combination of glamour and gentle femininity harkened back to the Golden Age of Hollywood.
2015 was a busy year for Johansson, who became one of the highest grossing actors thanks to her role as Black Widow. She proved that she can not only garner success at the box office, but also reign supreme on the red carpet with this sublime, emerald-hued gown by Atelier Versace. And with her hair shorter than ever, she showed that sensuality doesn’t necessarily entail a wispy updo or long beachy waves.