As one of the sexiest women alive (just ask Esquire magazine, they crowned her twice) Scarlett Johansson is known for high-voltage glamour on the red carpet and on screen. So naturally, when quizzed on past beauty experiments, fragrance memories and even bronzer, she had plenty to say. Here are the highlights.

What's the one beauty rule you follow no matter what?
I always wash my face before going to bed, no matter what time it is and how long I've been working that day.

Who inspires you, beauty-wise?
There are a lot of people who inspire me to experiment. My friends, colleagues, musicians and artists. As for make-up artists, I'd say Pat McGrath - because she's not afraid to experiment with colour.

What was your first make-up experiment?
When I was at school I used to have lipsticks in all crazy colours - brown and blue with glitter. When I was 12 years old, I used blue lipstick every day. I'm not sure I'll use this one again, but sooner or later the '90s will be back!

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What beauty tips did you learn from your mother?
Drink lots of water and moisturise your skin. My mum has a great skin!

What was your first fragrance?
The Body Shop Ananya Perfume Oil and Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers.

Your dos and don'ts for make-up?
Don't be afraid to try different colours - you never know which one will really suit you unless you try. And not all men hate lipstick! Dark lipstick is good during winter, light ones are for summer. But remember - there are no rules for make-up!

The best beauty rule you have learnt from make-up artists?
Apply concealer after foundation, not before.

What's your favourite feature?
My cheekbones. I got them from my mother. Every year they get more expressive.

If you have only five minutes to get ready what beauty products do you use?
Bronzer, concealer, red lipstick and mascara. Done!

Celebrity insider: Scarlett Johnassons’s beauty tips

Your favourite look for a special event?
I always use a dark eye pencil. My favourite is Dolce & Gabbana Crayon Intense in Blue (8). And I never forget my bronzer and red lipstick

What beauty product do you always use?
Bronzer. It doesn't matter if it's summer or winter, it's good for emphasising cheekbones and gives your skin a healthy shine.