FLASHBACK: A 10-Year-Old Dakota Johnson Will Melt Your Heart

by Ashley Crossan 11:37 AM PST, February 16, 2015
Playing FLASHBACK: A 10-Year-Old Dakota Johnson Will Melt Your Heart

It's all eyes on Dakota Johnson with Fifty Shades of Grey dominating the box office – but long before she was Anastasia Steele, Dakota was Melanie Griffith's adorable 10-year-old daughter stealing the limelight at the 2000 Academy Awards.

ET first met Dakota on the carpet before the awards, with mom and Melanie's then-husband Antonio Banderas in tow.

When asked how she picked out her dress, a young Dakota told ET, “I sort of looked around the store and I saw what I liked, so yeah!”

That’s one way to do it!

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Dakota comes from a three-generational background of actors. In addition to Antonio and Melanie, she is the daughter of actor Don Johnson, and the granddaughter of Tippi Hedren.

Her first acting gig was a role in the 1999 Banderas’ directed film, Crazy in Alabama – However, her career didn’t start until 11 years later when she landed a role in The Social Network in 2010 – and she hasn’t slowed down since.

Check out this video to see 10-year-old Dakota on the carpet.

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