There's no doubt that Scarlett Johansson is one of the sexiest actresses in Hollywood, and unsurprisingly she has become incredibly comfortable in her own skin.
Gracing the March 2015 cover of W magazine, Johansson opens up about her lifelong career in acting and how it has inspired her confidence even though her mom suggested she throw in the towel!
"Everyone has seen my breasts!" she jokes of her very public life.
Getting her start at the young age of seven, Johansson dishes that she dreamt of being an actor for as long as she could remember.
"And I wanted to do everything. When you're a kid, they send you on a lot of commercial auditions, and I was terrible at selling things," she tells the mag. "I never got those parts. I remember crying in the subway, and my mom said, 'Look—let's forget it. Do something else.'
"And I replied, 'No. You can't take this away from me. I want to be an actor!' Waiting for the B train, I had my come-to-Jesus moment," she adds.
The blond bombshell then started auditioning for only films, which definitely worked in her favor! She has turned heads since launching to fame, and her pictures inside the mag show just how sexy she can be! Shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, ScarJo looks va-va-voom in lingerie in one photo and a red crop top with heavy eyeliner in another.
No matter her style, Johansson can use her looks to work in her favor for different roles. She has run the gamut on the types of films she has worked on, having played everything from sexy vixen to general butt-kicker. But many, she says, were surprised when she wanted to take on the role of Black Widow in the Avengers.
"I had done my research, and the Black Widow character resonated with me," she explains. "She is dark and has faced death so many times that she has a deep perspective on the value of life...I think of her that way.
"Black Widow is a superhero, but she's also human," she adds. "She's small, but she's strong. It's hard not to admire her."
Although she can be seen in other hits such as Lucy and Match Point and heard in Her, the He's Just Not That Into You actress leads a remarkably private life with husband Romain Dauriac and her newborn daughter.
"When she came out of me, I was so surprised," she says of baby Rose. "I had a very strong picture in my mind of what my baby would look like," Johansson continued. "And, of course, she is completely different. Perfect, but not what I'd imagined. Now, of course, I can't picture her any other way."