It's a testament to Johansson's self-possession that she understood immediately the power of being photographed with Dita Von Teese - burlesque goddess, writer, fetish model, cultural historian, wife of Marilyn Manson.
"I appreciate Dita's work," Johansson said, when we spoke a week after the photo shoot. "I think she's incredibly beautiful, really talented. It's amazing the way she transforms herself. It's a creation all its own. I've collected and seen some of her books and pictures, and it's really a dream come true to be part of that. I think it's unbelievably stimulating.
"That kind of visual, that fetish imagery tastefully done is so erotic, and to be able to evoke that in a photograph, I think that's really something. That is what art is, its purpose."
Scarlett Johansson and Dita Von Teese Flaunt October 2006
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