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PHOTOS: Scarlett Johansson is the sexiest woman alive, again!

Last updated on: October 08, 2013 19:28 IST

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Esquire has named the Hollywood movie star 2013's sexiest woman alive.

Scarlett Johansson has been named Esquire's sexiest woman alive, making her the only one to bag the title twice. She was first named the sexiest woman alive in 2006.

Johansson, probably best-known for her role in Iron Man 2 and Avengers, will be all over the cinema halls in the coming months. The first of her three upcoming movies, Don Jon released in the US in September in which she played the girlfriend of a porn addict.

Next up is Her, in which she is the voice of a computer operating system. Finally Johansson will be seen playing an extraterrestrial in a sci-fi thriller Under the Skin.

With inputs from PTI


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The 28-year-old actress is engaged to a former French journalist Romain Dauriac who is believed to have been introduced to her by tattoo artist Fuzi Uvtpk, a mutual friend.

"I didn't think I was a jealous person until I started dating my current, my one-and-only. I think maybe in the past I didn't have the same kind of investment. Not that I liked my (being) partner-less, I just wasn't capable of it or caring that much," Scarlett Johansson said.


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Scarlett Johansson made her film debut in North (1994) a comedy drama that starred among others Bruce Willis and a very young Elijah Wood.

Her ascent to fame came with movies such as The Horse Whisperer (1998) and Ghost World (2001) but it wasn't until 2003 that she began playing adult roles.

Her performances in Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) and Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation (2003) made her an international star earning her BAFTA and Golden Globe Award nominations.


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In 2005, she acted in her first Woody Allen film Match Point also starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and the British actress Emily Mortimer. Two other Woody Allen films followed -- Scoop in 2006 and Vicky Cristina Barcelona in 2008.

In-between putting up a fantastic performance in the Christopher Nolan film The Prestige (2006) followed by The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) and He's Just Not That into You (2009), Scarlett Johansson had gone from being single to being married to the Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds.


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Scarlett Johansson's blockbuster role as the Marvel comic book character Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff came in the 2010 movie Iron Man 2 which she reprised in The Avengers (2012) and will play it again in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

In 2010, Johansson also performed in Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge at Broadway and won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.

By the end of 2010, Johansson and Reynolds had already separated but their divorce would however come through only in July 2011.


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Scarlett Johansson has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and appears regularly in several 'sexiest' lists. Apart from being named the sexiest woman alive in 2006 by Esquire, Johansson was also named the sexiest celebrity by Playboy in 2007 and has appeared several times in FHM's and Maxim's sexiest lists over the years.

It was only last month that Scarlett Johansson announced her engagement to her boyfriend, Romain Dauriac, a Frenchman.

The two had been dating for a little over nine months before they announced their engagement.

Little is known of Dauriac who used to edit Clark, a French urban art magazine and is believed to manage a creative agency.

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The American actress Mila Kunis, Barbadian pop singer Rihanna, British actress Kate Beckinsale and South African actress Charlize Theron have been among the other women besides Scarlett Johansson to be named the sexiest alive by the magazine over the years.


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