Entertainment Movies The Best Scarlett Johansson Throwback Photos The actress has never been afraid to express her style — from bold cuts to over-the-top glamour By Diane J. Cho Diane J. Cho Diane J. Cho was the Features Editor of PEOPLE Digital from 2019 to 2022. She worked at the brand for nearly four years covering news, features, human interest, evergreen, holiday gift guides and more. She launched the How I Parent and What It's Really Like to Be …. digital series and has interviewed several celebrities and influential leaders within the entertainment industry. Prior to joining PEOPLE, Diane worked at Bustle, VH1 and Complex. She received her bachelor's degree in Journalism from Rutgers University and her master's degree from Columbia Journalism School. People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 22, 2020 08:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 15 Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty The then-child star gave us Delia's model vibes in her faux fur-trimmed cardigan, strappy heels and deep brown lipstick at the 1996 premiere reception for Manny & Lo. 02 of 15 Mirek Towski/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty With turquoise hair clips, neon green platform sandals and a sunshine-yellow crochet dress, the star had the bright idea at the Independent Spirit Awards in 1997. 03 of 15 Marion Curtis/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty No, Scarlett wasn't auditioning to be the fifth member of Destiny's Child — she just joined a photo op with the group's original members LeToya Luckett, Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and LaTavia Roberson at a Tommy Hilfiger Jeans event at Macy's in N.Y.C. in 1998. 04 of 15 The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty The Tommy Girl paired 2000's hottest outerwear, the anorak, with wide-legged pants at another Tommy Jeans event a couple years later. 05 of 15 Jim Smeal/Ron Galella Collection via Getty You may have a pic with your BFF in identical outfits from 1998, but the big difference is that you were on your way to a dance in the school gym and Johansson (and actress pal Jena Malone) were at The Hollywood Reporter's Youngsters Awards at Universal Studios. 06 of 15 Gregg DeGuire/WireImage The center-parted, shoulder-grazing hair! The umber-colored eye shadow that made her blue eyes pop! The crop top/pointy-toe shoe combo! The actress brought all the early-aughts trends to The Others' L.A. premiere in 2001. 07 of 15 Dave Allocca/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Even at 16, she was a style sophisticate: check out her camel-colored coat, chic scarf and headband at The Beach premiere in 2000, which she attended with twin brother Hunter. 08 of 15 Sean Gallup/Getty The young starlet, alongside actress Thora Birch, had golden highlights and wore delicate gold hoops to the screening of Ghost World at the 36th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2001. 09 of 15 J. Vespa/WireImage Don't try this one at home, but the star (with Mena Suvari at a 2003 fashion show in L.A.) managed to pull off a mullet. 10 of 15 J. Vespa/WireImage Scarlett's 2003 Fashion Week crew was a who's who of L.A. It girls - Summer Phoenix, Heather Matarazzo and Rosario Dawson - and her outfit was also peak 2003. 11 of 15 Evan Agostini/ImageDirect Johansson played it cool at the 24 Hour Play celebrity benefit in 2001, wearing a dressed-down camisole, skirt and hoops. She still had "it" girl vibes as she partied in N.Y.C. 12 of 15 Kevin Winter/Getty She's got swag! The star took a risk in this shimmery, plunging and supershort number for the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony in 2003 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. 13 of 15 Djamilla Rosa Cochran/WireImage Barrel curls, pink lips and a candy-striped parasol all added to the doll-like vibes she rocked at Cynthia Rowley's 2004 fashion show. 14 of 15 J. Vespa/WireImage No one does Hollywood glamour better than the actress, as evidenced here in her emerald Alberta Feretti gown, finger waves and red lips at the post-Oscars Governor's Ball in 2004. 15 of 15 Vince Bucci/Getty Johansson rocked a similarly retro hair-and-lip look with her bronze Roland Mouret at the 2005 Golden Globes afterparty.