LOS ANGELES-Scarlett Johansson has had marriage proposals because of her muffins.  The 29-year-old actress - who is engaged to French journalist Romain Duariac and was previously married to Hollywood hunk Ryan Reynolds - claims she whips men into a frenzy with her master baking skills.

The keen cook said: ‘’My signature baked good is a vegan banana chocolate chip muffin ... I can modestly say I have had marriage proposals from those!’’

The ‘Under the Skin’ star, who is believed to be pregnant with her first child, also revealed she has accepted notoriety is part of her job and no longer tries to act ‘’normal’’, as she now has an easier time feeling comfortable that fans will be inquisitive about her personal life and her whereabouts.

She explained: ‘’I see some young actors and young celebrities today desperately trying to fit back into society, which I totally understand. But really, once you accept your fate as someone who’s a recognisable person, who’s no longer anonymous, I think you have a much easier time fitting in than if you are constantly trying to be ‘normal’.’’

But Scarlett admits she hasn’t always been so comfortable in her own skin and felt particularly down when nude pictures - intended for then-husband Ryan - were leaked onto the internet.

She told the Metro newspaper: ‘’Several years ago I had that whole awful hacking incident, which made me feel so paranoid. But I am trying not to let it affect me.

‘’The trappings of this job mean I always feel like I’m protecting not just my personal life but my family, my partner, my lifestyle, my address, everything.’’