ByDania Lerman, writer at
Dania Lerman

Scarlett Johansson is sexy, successful, gorgeous and extremely talented, but lately she's also extremely BADASS. Let's track her Journey To Badassery from her days as a girl next door...

1) Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

So here's Scarlett with an absolute lack of badass as Griet, the humble and docile house maid. But just because her character is completely un-badass doesn't mean Scarlett didn't deliver - they needed a maid so she goddamn gave them one.

2) Lost in Translation (2003)

Here she is as the adorable and charming Charlotte. Once again, there's not a ton of badass going on but she did - as a married woman - pursue a married man at lest twice her age.

3) Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

As a wide-eyed traveler she's got the look of a girl next door, but she embarks on an adventure with a complete stranger and has a threesome with his wife... Pretty ballsy (no pun intended).

4) Iron Man 2 (2010)

Ladies and gentlemen... she carries a gun and she uses it. Say goodbye to those flowy shirts and dresses, because she just traded them in for a black jumpsuit.

5) [The Avengers](movie:9040) (2012)

Ladies and gentlemen... she now has two guns.

6) Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

She also fights. Really well. As in, putting-Chuck-Norris-to-shame well.

7) Under the Skin (2013)

Uh... what was that about "girl next door"? Last I checked this chick was an alien feeding off human men!

8) [Lucy](movie:935973) (2014)

These days she's a superhuman with unlimited physical and intellectual abilities... Badass is officially out of control.

Here's to the girl who showed the world what she's made of. Way to go Scarlett!


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