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Scarlett Johansson has said that her "bombshell" persona is a result of the way curvy women are portrayed. The actress, who stars as Janet Leigh in upcoming biopic Hitchcock, appeared in a photo shoot for Elle UK's February issue and spoke out about how her figure has earned her a reputation. She said: "I think any woman who is curvy and wears a gown to an event is, like, super-sexualised." Johansson said despite her age, her shape earned her comments in the media from the outset of her career. "I mean, at the time I was 18, 19. I was young," she explained. "I've always been curvy. It runs in the family. "Throw on an evening frock and it's like all of a sudden you have boobs and everyone is like, 'Bombshell!'" She added: "Instantly it was 'The new Marilyn'. The 28-year-old (more) »

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