Scarlett Johansson is the ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’


Esquire magazine has named Scarlett Johansson the “Sexiest Woman Alive” for 2013.

The 28-year-old “Don Jon” star is the only person to earn the title twice, having first scored the crown back in 2006.

A couple of other related “seconds”: Johansson, who in the seven years since her first win has married and divorced Ryan Reynolds, is now gearing up for wedding No. 2 to French former journalist Romain Dauriac.

She is also the second Jewish actress to be named “sexiest” something this year. The first was Mila Kunis, who earned the No. 1 spot on FHM’s “Sexiest Women In the World” list this past spring. (ScarJo trailed far behind at No. 49.)

Which leaves us to wrestle with whether it’s okay to feel some Jewish pride while also completely opposing the objectification of women. We’ll get back to you on that one.

Esquire names Mila Kunis Sexiest Woman Alive


Actress Mila Kunis was named Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive for 2012.

The magazine, which shows Kunis on the cover wearing just a pair of pants, called Kunis “the most beautiful, opinionated, talkative, and funny movie star that we've all known since she was nine.” The issue hits newsstands on Oct. 16.

Kunis, who appeared on “That 70's Show” as a teenager, and more recently in the films “Black Swan” with Natalie Portman and “Friends With Benefits” with Justin Timberlake, described herself as a “working actress.” She talked about her career and politics, but not her boyfriend Ashton Kutcher.

In talking about politics, she made reference to her Judaism.

“The way that Republicans attack women is so offensive to me. And the way they talk about religion is offensive. I may not be a practicing Jew, but why we gotta talk about Jesus all the time?” Kunis wondered. “And it's baffling to me how a poor person in Georgia can say, 'I'm a Republican.' Why?”

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