Scarlett Johansson, or more correctly her nude images leaked last week on the cyber world, spurred unprecedented spikes on web searches apparently trying to find and gaze at the Hollywood star in all her glory, according to reports furnished by Google Insight.
As the news broke about the pilfered naked Johansson photos on Sept. 14, Google reported that it recorded more than 4000 percent increase on the search phrase 'Scarlett Johansson' from the whole week leading to Sept. 19.
It appears too that Johansson commands significant following from the European nation of Norway to Australia's neighbour, New Zealand, where according to Google most of the search queries were performed.
The leaked photos, reportedly hacked from Johansson's mobile phone, also generated significant searches from South Korea, known as a country with high internet connectivity, and the United States, where the actress is based.
According to Digital Trends, most of the search entries mainly used Johansson's full name while significant variations ranged from 'Scarlett Johansson photos' to 'Scarlett Johansson leaked'.
Basing on the Google Insight report, Johansson searches dominated the global queries during the past week not only from the four countries cited but also in other nations as well, with only Australian actor Andy Whitfield and Albert Szent-Gyorgyi serving as her close competitor in the period.
Whitfield enjoyed considerable success as the breakthrough star of the HBO TV series 'Spartacus' and was on his way to film a sequel of the hit opus known for its graphic violence and sensuality when he was diagnosed with cancer 18 months ago.
He succumbed to the disease Sept. 18, Sunday.
Szent-Gyorgyi, on the hand, was celebrated by Google by making him as the subject of the internet firm's Google Doodle. He gained fame by discovering Vitamin C.