• Is left handed.

• Taught herself to read at the age of four.

• Was named after the Gone with the Wind character Scarlett O’Hara.

• Is three minutes older than her twin brother Hunter.

• Sister Vanessa recently starred in Shifted (2006).

• Celebrity boyfriends include Ryan Reynolds (now engaged), Josh Hartnett, Jared Leto, Patrick Wilson and Steel Train frontman Jack Antonoff. Scarlett has always said that she prefers to keep this information private and says that she is not prepared to talk about her love life in public until she is engaged.

• Her best friends include Tara Subkoff (actress/designer) and Jessie Baylin (musician).

• She has seven holes in her ears; two on the right, five on the left. Also has her navel, nose, septum, eyebrow and tragus pierced. Yes – she loves piercings!

• Says that Disneyland is her favorite place.

• Was involved in a car accident just outside Disneyland when her Mercedes hit another car as she was trying to escape chasing paparazzi. Scarlett speaks out actively against the paparazzi’s dangerous actions.

• Confessed she is a workaholic, because she believes the exhaustion she endures brings out the best in her.

• Had tonsillectomy in 2004.

• Supports Barack Obama and has previously campaigned for John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential Election.

• Received an Introducing credit for The Horse Whisperer although it was her seventh film.

• Was famously groped by designer Isaac Mizrahi as the 2006 Golden Globes. “I’m not mad at him,” she said. “I think he’s a guy that’s starting his TV career and he’s making a bit of an exciting moment for himself. I can’t be angry at him. Surely he is thrilled with the press and the attention it’s getting.”

• Loves shopping, especially for jewellery.

• Has a pet dog, a Chihuahua named Margaret, nicknamed Maggie. Scarlett takes Maggie everywhere with her, including to Bulgaria while filming The Black Dahlia.

• Says that the perfect gift is cashmere socks.

• Absolutely loves make-up and has huge collections of different brands.

• Says that during her average free day she walks her dog, fills her gas tank and goes to cafes for sandwiches.

• Her indulges include a slice of veggie pizza and a Diet Coke at Lombardi’s or a wedge of key lime pie.

• Scarlett loves to bake.

• When her soul needs nurturing, Scarlett goes to visit the penguins at the Central Park Zoo.

• Says that her personal theme song should be “Maniac” from Flashdance.

• Her biggest teenage crushes were David Bowie and Patrick Swayze.

• Says that the best decade style-wise was 1940s.

• Reads a lot of books.

• Her future aspirations include directing and says that it is just a matter of finding the right project.

• The couple she’d most want to double date with is David Bowie and Iman.

• She often models her red carpet style after a famous actress of the golden ages, such as Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe or Jean Harlow. She likes to modernize their looks.

• The literary character she would most like to portray is Holden Caulfied from Catcher in the Rye.

• Is allergic to trees, weeds, pollen and grass. Her doctor once told her that, “You’re extremely allergic to the outdoors.”

• Considers cheese her guilty pleasure.

• Does not watch a lot of TV, except for Rome. “You can get boobs and blood and incest – all on an hour long program every week!”

• Adores her Match Point, Scoop and Vicky Cristina Barcelona director Woody Allen and says that they have a lot in common.

• Feels sexiest in a man’s shirt.

• Often dresses up as a man to go and enjoy movies with anonymity. She even wears a fake mustache and goes to the men’s room.

• Never had a childhood nickname but her brother calls her ‘Scarl’.

• Gets tested twice a year for HIV. “For me it’s just a personal choice. I’m always safe. No! I take that back. It’s not just personal. One has to be socially aware. It’s part of being a decent human, to be tested for STDs. It’s just disgusting behavior when people don’t. It’s so irresponsible.”

• Jamaica is her favorite foreign country.

• Says that “Do you want a kiss?” is the worst pick up line she’s heard.

• The last place she’d ever be found at is the Republican National Convention.

• If she was not an actress, she’d be a dermatologist or Egyptologist.

• Does a good Cher impersonation.

• The first movie she ever saw was Oklahoma.

• Loves to sing.

• When she wants to feel sexy, Scarlett puts on red lipstick.

• She thinks it is sexy when a guy rides a motorcycle.

• Her best beauty tip is sleep.

• Is known for carrying a pharmacy in her bag.

• Would love to be able to fly.

• Someone once opened the airplane bathroom while she was peeing. Scarlett considers this the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to her.