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.