‘Esquire’ Names Scarlett Johansson the ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ Again [Gallery]

Seven years after being named Esquire magazine’s sexiest woman alive, Scarlett Johansson has earned the title for a second time.

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Seven years after being named Esquire magazine’s sexiest woman alive, Scarlett Johansson has earned the title for a second time. She previously won the honor in 2006.

Last year, Mila Kunis wore the sexy crown. Rihanna won the year before that, preceded by Minka Kelly, Kate Beckinsale, Halle Berry and other equally hot Hollywood beauties.

“Well, you know… I am a movie star,” the 28-year-old stunner says in an interview with Esquire Magazine for its November issue.

The “Avengers” star, 28, who was married to Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011 and just got engaged to journalist Romain Dauriac, is the first woman to be named sexiest twice by the magazine, which hits newsstands Oct. 15.

Johansson knows this might be her last time taking home a title like this because she’s in an industry that ages actresses quite quickly.

“You know, I gotta hustle,” Johansson said. “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.”

But she wasn’t always fawned over by casting agents. In a recent feature with Interview Magazine she revealed that her voice originally lost her roles.

“There was someone in my older brother’s class who was doing some commercials and theater, so my mom took me to that kids agent because I loved musicals.  They didn’t want me though.  I was devastated. I thought it was the end of my career.

“That’s when I realised that by crying I could get whatever I wanted. I was always terrible at commercials because my voice was so deep. At the age of 9, I sounded like a whiskey-drinking, chain-smoking fool.  Wasn’t going to sell Jell-O with that voice.”

Nevertheless, the “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” star shows very little sign of stopping. Her latest feat, the porn vs. love-themed Joseph Gordon-Levitt flick, is another example of her sexiness on display.

The former Mrs. Ryan Reynolds (they split in 2010) is experiencing a new type of sexy with current beau Romain Dauriac, to whom she’s reportedly engaged. The type where a tinge of jealousy on both sides is part of the bargain.

“Look, I’m with a Frenchman. I think jealousy comes with the territory,” she says. “But I’d rather be with someone who’s a little jealous than someone who’s never jealous.

“There’s something a little dead fish about them. A little bit depressing. It may not make sense, but you need to feel it a little. I know, irrational, right?”

“I didn’t think I was a jealous person,” she continues, “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.”

Earlier this year, the “Don Jon” actress was voted the “hottest woman alive” by movie fans. Movie Fan Central had movie lovers vote for their favorite woman, and the starlet ended up taking the top spot. Johansson is known for her great curves as well as her acting abilities.

She has starred in “Match Point,” “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” “Lost in Translation,” “The Prestige” and “The Avengers,” among others, and she’s currently in “Don Jon” alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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