Being a successful Hollywood actress probably isn't that different from being a regular gal if you think about it. If you're too pretty, no one is going to take you seriously. If you aren't pretty enough then you are most likely going to be ignored. All of which makes for a tricky proposition for an actress like Scarlett Johansson. Granted, she is one of the prettiest women working in Hollywood, but unlike Megan Fox, she has fought against a career that hinges on her sex appeal. Now you won't get any argument from me (or 99.9% of the male population) that Ms. Johansson is one of the most beautiful women to ever appear on the silver screen...but that is usually where the praise starts to die down. Because we shouldn't forget that for every Lost in Translation, there has been a Nanny Diaries, and I don't think anyone can deny the cold hard fact that one of the reasons she has been so successful is her looks.
Now, I'm not saying the girl doesn't have talent, and when given the chance, she can deliver. But I've been a Woody Allen fan long enough to know that when she was being touted as his latest muse, it wasn't just her skills as an actress that had him so smitten. Which is kind of funny considering it was that dirty old man that was responsible for giving Johansson her greatest role as Nola in the crime thriller Match Point.