The directionless Charlotte in Lost in Translation, Ghost World’s teenage jaded Rebecca and the seductive extraterrestrial wonder in Under the Skin: Scarlett Johansson is a creative, cross-genre mainstay. And that’s now reflecting in her salary, as reports say she’s now the highest grossing actress of all time.
According to Box Office Mojo, Johansson has accumulated $3.3 billion in box office revenue over her decade-spanning career. She’s tenth on the list overall – beaten out by nine men – with Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman among others leading the way. Cameron Diaz is the next highest woman on the list, clocking in at the nineteenth position. Given Hollywood’s predisposition to Sєxism and seriously underpaying their actresses, let’s hope we see more women involved in the list as soon as possible.
Johansson has been appearing in films since the mid-90s, with parts in indie flicks, cult movies and blockbusters.