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For the second time since the magazine began giving out the title, Esquire has dubbed Scarlett Johansson their Sexiest Woman Alive. But is she the hottest titleholder ever? We take a look at the other gorgeous Hollywood gals who've taken top honors.
Jessica Biel's physique first caught the world's attention as athletic Mary Camden in 7th Heaven. Since then, she's inspired booty envy in women (and drooling in men, no doubt) with the kind of body JT ballads are written about.
When Johansson got her first nod, she'd already wooed us in everything from Lost in Translation to The Prestige. We weren't the only ones susceptible to her charms: She and actor Josh Hartnett were hot and heavy back then.
By the time she won the title, Charlize Theron had starred in over a dozen movies, prompting the question: Why hadn't the South African stunner made the list earlier? To this day, she remains one of Hollywood's hottest.
Forty-two when she became the Sexiest Woman Alive, Halle Berry is Esquire's oldest titleholder. But hey, we could probably be persuaded to tack on a few years in exchange for genes like this brand new mommy's.
Between starring as a bada** vampire in the Underworld franchise and a bada** vampire slayer in Van Helsing, is it really any wonder men get all geeky and googly-eyed at the thought of Brit beauty Kate Beckinsale?
Minka Kelly shot to fame in 2006 when she began starring as Lyla Garrity on Friday Night Lights, but it would appear sexpot status is in her blood: Her father was a guitarist for Aerosmith and her mother was an exotic dancer.
You know Rihanna must be doing something right when Esquire is willing to stray from choosing an actress, as usual, and instead pull a singer. At the time, she was filming her first film role for the blockbuster Battleship.
There is a nary a "hottest," "sexiest," or any list of the like that doesn't include Mila Kunis. And why not? The Ukrainian actress has proven her undeniable appeal playing everything from a superficial hippie to a wicked witch.
Once an it girl, always an it girl? Johansson's second win secures her spot as Esquire's only two-time title holder. Add in her engagement and a string of upcoming roles, and this year isn't looking too shabby for ScarJo.
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