5 Things You Didn’t Know About Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson returns to the big screen in this month’s Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey and we’ve chosen her as our POP Babe of the month.

Here are 5 things we didn’t know about her.

She’s done rehab

At the age of 17, Dakota completed a 30-day stint at Visions Teen Treatment Center in Malibu, California, for drug and alcohol addiction. Her parents have both battled drug and alcohol addiction.


She’s into long-term relationships

She hasn’t dated a lot because she typically gravitates towards long-term relationships. Some of the men she has dated include rock singer Matt Hitt, musician Noah Gersh and then the film actor Jordan Masterson, brother of That ‘70s Show actor Danny Masterson and Malcolm in the Middle actor Christopher Masterson.

She used to be a model

Dakota Johnson isn’t just an actress; she’s also a successful model. She first became interested in being a model at the age of twelve, when she took part in a photo shoot with other children of celebrities for Teen Vogue magazine. Prior to getting back in to acting in 2010 for her role in The Social Network, she earned herself a modelling contract in 2009, when she was still just in her late teens, with IMG Models – the world’s number one ranked international model management firm – and scored a lucrative contract as the face and body of the Spanish-based fashion brand MANGO Jeans and shot a full campaign for their various denim products.

She’s stolen stuff from Fifty Shades of Grey

It goes without saying that Fifty Shades of Grey is obviously a very raunchy movie and, as a result, there were bound to be a wide variety of items of that raunchy nature scattered around on the set – and, as it turns out, Dakota Johnson cheekily decided to take some of them home with her. She openly admits to having taken quite a lot of underwear from the movie for her future personal use – apparently for the simple reason that it was “comfortable” – but that wasn’t all. Johnson also took home a flogger that was used in one of the movie’s bondage scenes, although she claims that it’s merely in her garage gathering dust.

She’s best friends with Elvis Presley’s granddaughter 

As well as having a famous family, Dakota Johnson also mingles with some very famous friends. In fact, her best friend is the granddaughter of none other than the legendary King of Rock and Roll himself, Elvis Presley. Riley Keough – the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough – is extremely close to Johnson.

Catch Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades Darker, opens in cinemas 9 Feb 2017

Images courtesy of United International Pictures Singapore

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