Scarlett Johansson Credits Hair and Makeup For Making Her a 'Movie Star' From a 'Schmoe'

05/07/2010 at 09:00 AM ET

Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin; Courtesy V Magazine

Never mind her enviable bone structure, pouty lips and voluminous hair–or the weeks of hardcore training she endured to get in shape for her role as a catsuit-clad spy in Iron Man 2Scarlett Johansson chalks up her famous good looks to her glam squad. “Working with these incredible hair and makeup teams, you go in looking like a schmoe, and you come out like a movie star,” V magazine‘s June cover star says. The 25-year-old actress, who despite a busy schedule lighting up the Broadway stage and the big screen has found time to appear in campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana Beauty, Louis Vuitton, L’Oreal and Mango, says, “You go through the works, and then you’re like this perfectly prepared sausage…no one ever sees what goes in.” Sorry, Scarlett, while we don’t doubt the talent of your stylists and makeup artists, we’d hardly compare you to a link of kielbasa! For the full interview, pick up the June issue of V magazine, on newsstands May 11. –Marissa Patlingrao Cooley

Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin; Courtesy V Magazine

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natalie on

i think shes gorgeous…and she seems so real.

2 Gabby Gals on

She is a natural beauty. Gorgeous.

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DixieGirl on

I still remember seeing her as a little girl in the Horse Whisperer. She is so pretty. I’ve always been amazed how much she looks like my college roommate.

Kim on

She is so beautiful and I love that she doesn’t seem to NEED to be in the spot light about it!!!

Elda on

I agree w/u Kim, the girl is so Gorgeous!!! those lips!!!

MatisyahuSerious on

DixieGirl – is your college roommate seeing anyone?

marlene on

I saw her for the first time in the movie GIRL WITH PEARL EARRING and her natural beauty just captivated me – – – and the lady CAN ACT!

The make up artists and stylists are very talented in that their application ENHANCES her beauty.

jennifer on

I don’t think Scarlett is pretty at all… her head is shaped like a piece of pizza.

I think there are way more beautiful Hollywood people out there compare to her.

I will say that she is a wonderful actress and I enjoy her movies

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