Scarlett Johansson Bares Her Butt For Vanity Fair

February 8th, 2006 // 32 Comments

So this is the Tom Ford issue. We now know that because Tom Ford has taken it upon himself to grace the cover of the magazine. Apparently, just editing the issue wasn’t enough for him. I don’t quite understand why he’s biting Kiera Knightley‘s ear, or why she and Scarlett Johansson are naked and he isn’t, but I guess that’s why he’s the artist, and I’m the blogger.

With award season still under way, Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley are exchanging ballgowns for birthday suits.

Under the artful eye of photographer Annie Leibovitz, the starlets posed nude for the cover of Vanity Fair magazine’s yearly Hollywood issue, to be released Wednesday. Fashion superstar Tom Ford also appears on the cover photo, though he stuck with a more traditional suit — one of black fabric.

Ford, the issue’s guest art director, said he hadn’t planned on becoming part of his own project, but he stepped in when “Wedding Crashers” star Rachel McAdams, 29, backed out. “She did want to do it, and then when she was on the set I think she felt uncomfortable, and I didn’t want to make anybody feel uncomfortable” Ford said Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

For the cover photo, Knightley, 20, was photographed sitting sideways, with legs and arms carefully placed. The 21-year-old Johansson, draped over Ford’s leg, is somewhat more exposed — readers who open the fold-out cover will see her bare buttocks.

Which we have seen before. It gets even better, there is a video with outakes from the naked cover shoot.

Johansson, Knightley Bare All for Magazine [AP]

By Miu von Furstenberg
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  1. tahlullah

    I’m guessing this is the same shoot Rachel McAdams walked out of b/c she didn’t know it would be nude…uncomfortable might be an understatement.

  2. abeced

    I love how Tom Ford acts like he saved the day by posing after McAdams quit. He actually said this, as if he couldn’t find another starlet willing to step in! No, it’s called “exhibitionism”, Tom. Admit it!

  3. King Smart Ian

    He puts in “vanity” in VF

  4. Emily

    I love Rachel McAdams and good for her for not wanting to do it.

  5. gossipwhore

    what happened to Keira she used to be so pretty now she is odd looking. Man I wish I had scarlettes body… good for her for keeping her curves and not falling prey to hollywood and becomming a rail. She is like a china doll… her skin is so silky smooth… almost wanna become a lez for that… lol…

  6. Danger

    Scarlett should have left what was under her clothes to the imagination. When seeing the picture beautiful body was the last thought that came to my head. It looks like 17th century porn

  7. Dr. Tia

    I think Scarlett Johasson is soo beatuiful and so is Kera. I plan to buy this issue of vanity. I actually saw the photo shoot for this on entertainment tonight and there is a gorgeous picture of angelina jolie in the bathtub and jennifer aniston laying down naked only wearing black leather boots. This issue is all about the art of hollywood and I think this will make ppl look at celeb’s in a different way.

  8. Tim

    I think the shots of the girls makes them look stupid. While both are beautiful, they pandered to Tom Ford’s desire to have HIMSELF be in the center of the entertainment universe.

    He’s a middle-aged balding (with hair plugs my well-informed source tells me) man with a desire to tease the world with sexual images. Pleaaaaaze, how old is that.

    Tom, you’ll never be Madonna. Try something original. Try something more fitting for your age.

  9. Cheesy

    Is there anything that Scarlett Johansson won’t do for a little more noteriety?

    She’s talented. She’s beautiful. She gets attention. She doesn’t need to splay herself nekkid to get more press.

  10. Fugly Girl

    I think it’s trashy and tasteless. Why can’t we leave anything to the imagination anymore?

  11. Artemisia

    I love it! And I love that they have that delectable porcelain white skin..not the normal Hollywood tanorexic look.

    Big deal..they are naked…It is a beautiful portrait..very alluring..and this is TOM FORD is all about..provocation..vanity..sex..sex..sex..just surprised he did not choose a male actor to pose nude too!!!

  12. KittyLiterati

    I kinda like this photo-Annie Liebovitz usually delivers. I ate up her Oz spread with Keira Knightley as Dorothy and contemporary American artists as the supporting cast.

    I could take or leave Keira. I think she’s a decent actress, but a butterface nonetheless.

    Scarlett’s a gorgeous girl but, as of late, she seems to be banking on her physical assets quite a bit (which is ironic for an actress who refuses to show her rack in movies).

    And I think Tom Ford is goregous-hair plugs, vainglory and all.

  13. Allie

    Scarlett looks like a fucking beached whale in that pose. Seriously.

  14. sarag

    If Scarlett’s mother thought she bared too much at the Golden Globes, what will she think of this photo?

  15. Emily

    LMAO@Allie, your kinda right, but I love Scarlett I think shes very very talented and she can act! And shes so young, she should’ve been nominated for her role in Match Point. But this Vanity Fair photo shoot is kinda disturbing.

  16. Scarlett does look plump...

    I love Scarlett. I think her upper body is fine, but her legs look huge. Maybe it’s the angle of the picture….but definitely not flattering.

  17. moi.

    i think scarlett looks very 50′s 60′s in this pic she looks like those old vanity fair magazines or any other. seriously tho ever since she got those breasts open to the public and thought hey i shud do this more often she has become a camera slut. as for keira she always wants attention i think in this particular photo she looks ok but otherwise i really hate her. both girls r on same level in this pic. on another level i think scarlett is a better actress.

  18. dr))))

    eww,..i really can’t get past how gross tf is. i mean, it’s a real problem, since i love keira knightley! (and scarlett ain’t so bad either..)

    but, tom just oozes yucky..what a shame…

  19. Mariana

    Scarlett’s legs do not look “huge”. They look huge compared to Nicole Richie, to be sure. A lot of women would love to have Scarlett’s body. I think it’s sexy that you know the girl eats 3 squares a day and isn’t killing herself to keep a few bitter people from making snarky comments on a gossip blog.

    Oh, and plenty has been left to the imagination. We still have yet to be graced by those fabulous ta-ta’s of hers.

    Oh and memo to Kiera: Stop making that stupid pouty face in every pic. I’d say it’s getting old, but then it always has been.

  20. Mee

    Ok. I feel good about my body now. Thanks Scarlett. You loook lovely.

  21. dum_dum

    Scarlett and Kiera are both gorgeous girls but this picture is very unflattering for both of them. That is the worst possible angle for both of them I don`t know how the photografer pulled that off he must hate them or something.

    Keira looks very weird like her hed has been removed and wrongly re-attached to her body and Scarlett looks like she`s about to have her temperature taken. It`s not sexy it`s disturbing

  22. ali

    scarlett doesn’t look like a whale.. she looks more like a sea cow.. MOO

  23. Umm...I agree, Scarlett's legs are huge.

    I’m even skinnier than her, and my legs look way better. I even eat food…gasp…she needs to tone her legs.

  24. whatyousay

    Guess what? They are on the cover and you are not, so shut the fuck up. The cover is awesome. I am soo buying it. More magazines should do pretty like Vanityfair. I love the whole goth look. Pale naked people rock. Kinda reminds me of the YSL ad a few years back with the nude pale curvy chick with heels on fondeling her tits with a deep blue velevt background. It was for some perfume, i am not sure. I guess Tom likes his chicks pale and his guys hairy! just like me :)

  25. Krystal

    If you look at the video, it looks like they photoshopped Tom Ford into the picture. Just my take.
    And Scarlett irritates me because she tries so hard to appear older. Just act your age and have some fun.

  26. Brie

    I’d like to see photos of celebrities without the airbrushing and body makeup.

  27. d.

    Yeah, so would I Brie. Concerning their skin this photo is surely fantasy based.

    Someone mentioned that the photographer probably hated them because of the angle the picture was taken. I agree! Kiara has an awful and in my opinion unappealing look on her face and the way Scarlett posed her head makes her head look strange and malformed.

    All in all Kiera has a disgusting expression her face, the angle that the picture was taken in is NOT flattering to Scarlett’s poise; her face seems malformed, her legs look chunky and her butt looks flat. The only thing I find appealing about this photo is their milky make-up laden touched and up skin.

  28. d.

    I forgot to mention how disgusting it is to see an old guy with a receding hairline biting the earlobe of a young girl. I don’t care if it is supposed to be “art” and if it is then what is the creative message? That it is socially acceptable for a young girl to sleep with an old man for fame and monetary rewards? It is nasty and subliminally it encourages girls to sleep with old men for money and fame. I say full-heartedly that this picture is grotesque.

  29. I was more offended by the behind the scenes video they showed. There was something distinctly unattractive about these girls in their big white robes, gabbing on the cell phone, playing up to the camera and talking about being nervous and being all kissy kissy. It was so cheap-looking. And Tom Ford being interviewed made him sound like a wet mop. Darlings, if you want to be glamorous spare us the ugly reality and most of all, don’t speak!

  30. Allie

    allie, (lol) i agree.

    MAN! I NEED TO SEE JEN’S PHOTO! She’s the only one worth buying the amg. for!!!!

  31. frostedmango

    I think it’s tasteful and beautiful – nakedness is natural and I think it’s a take on Manet’s luncheon on the grass -

    http://www.cdaccess.com/jpg/shared/front/large/manetmp.jpg

  32. roubs

    I think the picture is o.k , I think Keira knightley makes it alot more tasteful, scarlett johansson is definately trying too hard, I think she is trying to be sexy but she just looks a bit constipated, if you ask me.
    Ithink she tries to hard to “defy convention” but it doesn’t work if it doesn’t come naturally.

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