Scarlett Johansson is bringing sexy back to the pages of Esquire. The magazine has named the Don Jon star the Sexiest Woman Alive for the second time in seven years, making her the first woman to ever win the title twice. Johansson looks sultry as ever on the November cover, posing in a sheer tank top, a gray bra, silk shorts and high heels.
The 28-year-old beauty first earned the title in 2006, and since then, a lot has changed. Johansson married and divorced Ryan Reynolds; won a Tony Award for her performance in A View from the Bridge; costarred in the third highest-grossing movie of all-time, The Avengers; and got engaged to ad exec Romain Dauriac.
Johansson maintains a sense of humor about her Esquire honor, telling the mag, "I'm the only woman to win twice right? You know, I gotta hustle. I'm a 28-year-old woman in the movie business, right? Pretty soon the roles you're offered all become mothers. Then they just sort of stop. I have to hedge against that with work-theater, producing; this thing with Esquire."
In the same interview, the Vicky Cristina Barcelona star also compares her relationship with Reynolds to her romance with Dauriac. "I didn't think I was a jealous person until I started dating my current, my one-and-only," Johansson reveals. "I think maybe in the past I didn't have the same kind of investment. Not that I liked my partner less, I just wasn't capable of it or caring that much."
The November issue of Esquire hits newsstands Oct. 15. Previous Sexiest Women Alive include Mila Kunis (2012), Rihanna (2011), Minka Kelly (2010), Kate Bekinsale (2009), Halle Berry (2008), Charlize Theron (2007) and Jessica Biel (2005).