BAFTA-winning beauty Scarlett Johansson prefers European men to her fellow Americans - because she finds statesiders so ungentlemanly.

The LOST IN TRANSLATION star, 19, is full of praise for Europeans after filming recently in Italy and England.

Johansson explains, "In New York guys will go, 'Hey, nice pair of t*ts!' and you're like, 'F**k you!'

"You feel violated. In New York you will get catcalls, but in Rome a guy will say, 'You're such a beautiful girl, where are you from?' which is so much more romantic."

20/02/2004 09:12