You might think Scarlett Johansson would want to lie low for a while after nude photos of her were stolen from her mobile phone and posted on the internet.
But it seems the actress isn’t so easy to embarrass. She has emerged to pose alluringly for a magazine and reveal that the stolen pictures were several years old and had been intended for her husband at the time.
She even joked that they showed her in a flattering light because ‘I know my best angles’.
In one of the stolen images, she was topless in bed. In another, her bare bottom was reflected in a bathroom mirror.
When the Hollywood star contacted the FBI last month, many were surprised less by the theft than by what the pictures were doing on her phone.
But Miss Johansson, 26, pictured right for December’s Vanity Fair magazine, has explained that she sent them to her former husband, Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds.
‘Those are old, from three years ago,’ she told the magazine. ‘They were sent to my husband. There’s nothing wrong with that.
'It’s not like I was shooting a porno – although there’s nothing wrong with that either.’
Miss Johansson’s two-year marriage to Reynolds ended in divorce papers filed last December.