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In what feels like an age since we've seen or heard from her, Scarlett Johansson has popped up on the May cover of US Vogue. Following her public split from ex-husband Ryan Reynolds and a nude photo scandal, the actress has been keeping a fairly low profile. But now she's back with a new movie role in The Avengers and a new romance.

"It wasn't just me," Johansson says of the nude photo controversy that shattered her world last year. "It was others. I don't want to be a victim and say, 'Oh, well' and just hide my head in shame. Somebody stole something from me... It's sick. I don't want people like that to slide."

But now she is moving on, with the help of a new man in her life. Following a brief dalliance with actor Sean Penn, Scarlett has confirmed she is currently dating a New York-based advertising creative director named Nate Naylor, who is not used to all the paparazzi attention. "It's totally bizarre. It's an adjustment - I mean, it's got to be an adjustment for him way more than it was for me at nineteen. But he's really remarkably good about it."

Scarlett was photographed by Mario Testino in a look regularly favoured by the actress - the Hollywood screen siren. Although the editorial inside the mag (below) looks rather interesting (for instance, she is walking a leopard!) I'm not exactly loving the cover. Not only does Johansson seem really airbrushed, it's rather... well boring. Wouldn't you agree?

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[via US Vogue]