Scarlett Johansson plays the Fifties screen siren with a big quiff at We Bought A Zoo premiere

Now that's one slick look: Scarlett Johansson plays the Fifties screen siren with a big quiff at We Bought A Zoo premiere
By Chris Johnson

Given the nature of the film she could have opted for animal print, with the pick of zebra strips, leopard spots or even ostrich feathers for the premiere.

But instead of focusing on a wild style Scarlett Johansson opted for a slick and simple look which didn't just stick to her her outfit.

The 27-year-old actress teamed her little black Dolce & Gabbana dress, which boasted a modest slit around the midriff, with a quiff hairstyle reminiscent of the 1950's, as she attended the New York premiere of her movie, We Bought A Zoo.
Hair flare: Scarlett Johansson was seen sporting a quiff hairstyle at the premiere for We Bought a Zoo in New York last night
Pinned in places: A top view of the actress's head shows the many hair clips
used to keep the hair in position

He caramel blonde hair was teased upwards with the front portion tilted to the right while the sides were rolled into a curl on top of her head.

The vintage hairstyle complimented the a-line skirt of her dress to perfection.

The below-the-knee ensemble kept the star's legs mostly under wraps - although she did give the smallest flash of her stomach and d├ęcolletage in the sleeveless, cutaway number.
Classic in black: Scarlett Johansson looked elegant in a below-the-knee ensemble as she attended the New York premiere of her new movie We Bought A Zoo tonight
Taking a turn: The actress looked stunning with her hair piled high in an updo,
topping off her look with sky-high peep-toe heels

Scarlett looked stunning as she arrived to the Ziegfeld Theatre completing her look with a pair of peep-toe heels.

Earlier in the day, the actress - who is divorced from actor Ryan Reynolds, was out in the Big Apple to promote the film.

Appearing on the Today show Johansson talked to host Matt Lauer about her difficult year.
Doubleact: She was joined by her co-star Matt Damon, who looked dapper
in a grey suit and blue tie

Scarlett said her divorce from Reynolds and the leaking of private nude photographs across the internet - after a hacker cracked into her cell phone - had taught her a lot.

'I've been really fortunate. I've found that I had, even in times of crisis, a lot of love around me, and people have come out of all different dark corners to support me,' she said.

'That's been a really beautiful thing. And I think I've also learned to be much more tolerant and much more patient.'
Ready for their close-ups: Johansson poses with her smiling co-star Elle Fanning
Passion for fashion: Fanning looked maturer than her 13-years as she donned beige dress complete with white patterned detailing
Busy bee: Elle was keeping herself occupied today, seen top a press junket
for the movie, left arriving for a taping of the Anderson Cooper show and, right,
at tonight's premiere

Scarlett also told Lauer that keeping busy working on films had proved to be just what she needed.

'There's a community on film sets and in this industry. It would seem kind of cut-throat, but for me, I've been in the industry for 20 years and it has that familial kind of feel,' the Lost In Translation star explained.

'When I'm working I can't focus on anything but the job at hand, and I think that's some kind of therapy.'
Princess dress: Child star Maggie Elizabeth Jones, who has a role in the film,
looked cute in a pretty blue gown
Lending their support: Actresses Maria Soccor, top, and Parker Posey, left, and Wendi Murdoch seen right

ohansson stars in comedy-drama We Bought a Zoo alongside Matt Damon, Thomas Haden Church, Colin Ford, Desi Lydic, Patrick Fugit, and Elle Fanning.

The Cameron Crowe-directed movie is based on the memoir by Benjamin Mee, which chronicles how the author and his family spent their life savings to buy Dartmoor Zoological Park - a rundown zoo in the English countryside which homed 200 exotic animals facing extinction.

While it takes inspiration from the British story, the movie is set in Southern California.
In character: Scarlett Johansson and Matt Damon in a scene from their movie,
We Bought A Zoo