Dakota Johnson’s biggest role to date is as the character Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades film franchise, and the franchise was a huge success. When Johnson first signed on to Fifty Shades of Grey she was a relatively unknown actress (despite both her parents being actors), but now, she’s a rising star and looks to have a promising future ahead of her in Hollywood.
There’s no denying that she’s a talented actress who was right for the role, a role that was challenging and sometimes uncomfortable, yet she rose to the challenge. Still, it is hard to overlook her very obvious physical attributes. This girl is hot, and below are 20 photos of her that would drive Christian Grey (and the rest of her fanbase) wild!
20 Dakota Johnson Has Perfected The Over-The-Shoulder Glance...
Dakota Johnson has walked the red carpet of her film premieres, as well as many exclusive events, and by now, she is used to having her photo taken. Not only does she arrive wearing the latest designer garments, with her hair and makeup done perfectly, but she’s also learned how to take a really good photo, and her over-the-shoulder glance is everything!
19 ...But It's Also Clear That She Has No Problem Turning Heads
Dakota Johnson understands the importance of a good photo on the red carpet (hence her over-the-shoulder poses), but she certainly has no problem attracting attention. She is a talented actress whose star is on the rise thanks to the success of Fifty Shades, but we can also not overlook her physical attributes!
18 She's Made A Film About 'Fifty Shades Of Grey,' So It's Only Fitting That She'd Been Involved In A Black-And-White Photo Shoot
Novel writer E. L. James enjoyed success when she penned the first installment in the Fifty Shades series, so it was not unexpected that the novel was turned into a film. At the time, Dakota Johnson was relatively unknown, but there is no denying she has a promising future in Hollywood, as noted by The Daily Beast.
17 A Song Could Easily Be Written About Her, In Which, She's The Lady In Red
When seeing a photo of the very lovely Dakota Johnson wearing red, the famous "lady in red" lyrics may come to mind (from the song of the same name, "Lady in Red," by Chris de Burgh) because she certainly looks like she could be someone's muse and inspire a song!
16 Christian Grey Eat Your Heart Out, Because Dakota Looks So Good!
In the Fifty Shades franchise, Dakota Johnson was required to show some skin, and given what the film is about, this was to be expected. But she also worked really hard to get fit for the film, and Healthista spoke to her on-set trainer, Ramona Braganza, who told the publication that she worked out with Johnson around four times a week!
15 She Doesn't Need To Be Dressed Up On The Red Carpet To Get Everyone's Attention...
Dakota Johnson is able to wear some of the most beautiful dresses in the world, and she has multiple designers who want to dress her for events. Sure, she looks stunning when she steps onto the red carpet, but she can just as easily grab everyone's attention when she's having a simple meal.
14 ...Although, She Definitely Stands Out From The Crowd
Dakota Johnson may enjoy the lifestyle of a celebrity now, but she grew up away from the glitz and glamor of Hollywood. According to Express, she was raised on her father, Don Johnson's ranch, where she learned some important skills, like how to build a fire and ride a horse.
13 Christian Grey May Have Had An Interesting Relationship With Her Character, But Dakota And Jamie Dornan Are Close IRL, Too
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan (or Christian Grey, as some fans may like to refer to him as) have spent a lot of time together in recent years as they filmed the Fifty Shades franchise, and it helps that they actually get on in real-life, too.
According to CinemaBlend, Johnson explained that one of the reasons the film franchise works is because she and Dornan get along well.
12 The Paparazzi Cannot Get Enough Of Dakota, And We Think We Know Why
When Dakota Johnson steps out in public, you better believe there is a camera not far behind. In the years since she first took on the role of Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey, she has attracted a lot of attention from Hollywood, and the public, and it's not too hard to see why!
11 We're Sorry, But Who Looks This Good After A Workout?
We know what you're thinking: how the heck is it possible that someone can look this good after a workout? It's impressive that even when breaking a sweat, Dakota Johnson somehow manages to look cool and composed! If Christian Grey was real, he would probably be drooling right about now!
10 There's No Denying That 'Fifty Shades' Is Her Biggest Role Yet, But We Expect We'll See Much More Of Dakota In The Future
Dakota Johnson made it big thanks to Fifty Shades, but she's not disappearing from the limelight anytime soon. According to her IMDB page, some of the projects she has worked on since, include the 2019 films, The Peanut Butter Falcon and Wounds, as well as the 2018 crime drama, Bad Times at the El Royale.
9 She's Living Proof That Every Woman Should Own A Little Black Dress
Anyone who has seen any of the Fifty Shades films will know that they are not exactly child-friendly movies. With this in mind, it's not unexpected that there was speculation about how Dakota Johnson's family felt about her role — there were reports that her father and grandmother did not approve. Although, Express notes that Dakota shut down those reports, stating: “None of my family members were concerned.”
8 She May Have Found That Filming Some 'Fifty Shades' Scenes Were Uncomfortable, But She Looks Relaxed And Happy Here
You can imagine that filming some of the more romantic, intimate scenes for Fifty Shades must have been a little uncomfortable, especially considering the content of the film. Dakota Johnson has admitted as much, and during an interview, CafeMom notes that she said: "It's never comfortable to do scenes like that."
7 This Photo Sort Of Reminds Us Of 'Mean Girls,' And They Are The Ultimate Cool Squad
Express notes that in September 2013, Dakota Johnson was one the first cast members "signed up for Fifty Shades." At the time, she was relatively unknown and there was a lot of interest surrounding the woman who the production crew decided to cast. Nowadays, she looks completely at ease in the industry!
6 How Is It Possible For Someone To Look This Good While On A Coffee Run?!
We're pretty sure Dakota Johnson cannot leave the house now without having her photo taken, which includes going on coffee runs. In 2015, she spoke to Vogue about her
"dwindling anonymity,” and admitted that the change was "really scary" for her because part of her would be content living out her days on a ranch in Colorado.
5 We Know What You're Thinking: She's Just So Perfect!
Dakota Johnson has made a lot of appearances since taking on the role of Anastasia Steele, and it's clear that people want to find out more about her. In fact, Vogue notes that the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey was viewed more than 100 million times, making it "Universal’s most-viewed teaser ever."
4 She Has No Intention Of Distancing Herself From The Film Franchise Because It's Opened Doors
Some stars choose to distance themselves from film franchises (for example, former Disney stars, or Twilight's Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson), but Dakota Johnson has no intention of breaking ties with Fifty Shades.
She told Vogue (via Entertainment Tonight), "I don't need to distance myself from [Fifty Shades of Grey]. The more work I do, the more the general public sees the different things I can do. Do I think it opened doors? Yeah. More people know my name."
3 It's No Secret That Dakota Johnson Is Genetically Blessed (She Got It From Her Mama)
Some may argue that Dakota Johnson was always destined to be famous, considering she is the daughter of actor Don Johnson and actress Melanie Griffith. Express notes that her maternal grandmother, Tippi Hedren, is also a well-known actress, and in addition to having acting in her blood, Dakota is also genetically blessed.
2 She Is Effortlessly Chic, And Her Wardrobe Is Enviable
Every time Dakota Johnson steps out, she looks effortlessly chic, and she is definitely comfortable with being in front of the camera now. But she wasn't always!
In an interview with Vogue, she explained that being part of Fifty Shades (which propelled her into stardom) was like nothing she had ever experienced, adding, "It’s terrifying — and it’s exciting."
1 If You're Going To Be Stuck Next To Someone On Public Transport, Dakota Johnson Would Be The Best Possible Option
We don't know what it's like to be in the same room as Dakota Johnson, but we imagine it would be pretty great. She's an interesting woman, a talented actress, and yes, she's impossibly chic. With her growing fan base, we expect to see a lot more of her in the future, and who knows, maybe one day we'll be fortunate enough to be stuck next to her while on public transport!
Sources: TheDailyBeast, Express, CafeMom, CinemaBlend, IMDB, Vogue, Entertainment Tonight.