Scarlett Johansson is Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive

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Scarlett Johansson, who weathered a break-up with one magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, is now the Sexiest Woman Alive, again, according to another publication.

Esquire magazine revealed the 28-year-old actress to be its Sexiest cover choice seven years after she first claimed the title in 2006. She is the first repeat winner.

Johansson is currently starring in the comedy "Don Jon," alongside star and director Joseph-Gordon Levitt, and "Under the Skin," in which she plays an alien seductress who comes to Earth and consumes men. She was also lighting up the Internet at the end of last week thanks to a new meme, in which a photo of the actress falling down on a sidewalk was Photoshopped into hilarious scenarios.

Johansson is engaged to French journalist Romain Dauriac. She was previously married to actor Ryan Reynolds — People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 2010. After three years, the couple divorced in July 2011.

Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive last year was actress Mila Kunis.

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    Image: Cast member Johansson poses at the French premiere of the film "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" in Paris

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    Look back at her path from promising young actress to major star.

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    Scarlett Johansson has played a variety of roles, from action heroes to indie-film protagonists. She's seen here in a scene from "Under the Skin," which was released in April 2014, at the same time as her more mainstream offering, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."
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    Red-carpet smiles -

    Johansson and Chris Evans attend the UK Film Premiere of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" at Westfield London on March 20, 2014 in London, England.
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    All dolled up -

    Johansson, holding a doll of her Black Widow character, attends "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" premiere at Taikoo Li Sanlitun on March 24, 2014 in Beijing.
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    'Her' voice -

    Johansson attends the premiere of "Her" in Rome on Nov. 10, 2013. She provided the voice of Samantha, the computer operating system who falls in love with Joaquin Phoenix, in the film.
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    Black Widow returns -

    Johansson plays Natasha Romanoff, aka the Black Widow, in the "Avengers" series of films, and reprises that role in 2014's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," which stars Chris Evans as Captain America.
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    Lovebirds -

    Johansson and finance Romain Dauriac arrive at the 39th French Cesar Awards Ceremony, in Paris, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
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    Controversy bubbles up -

    Johansson appeared in a commercial for SodaStream which was shown during Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, 2014. Because the company is headquartered in the West Bank, controversy soon bubbled up. The ensuing debate led to Johansson resigning as global ambassador for aid and development agency Oxfam, which opposes all trade with Israeli settlements.
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    'Don Jon' stars -

    Johansson, second from left, is joined by actor Tony Danza, left, actress Julianne Moore, right, and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt at the "Don Jon" film premiere in New York on Sept. 12, 2013.
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    True love -

    Johansson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are shown in a scene from "Don Jon."
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    'Skin' flick -

    Johansson poses on the red carpet at the gala for the new movie "Under The Skin" during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Sept. 9, 2013.
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    New man -

    Johansson and her fiance Romain Dauriac attend the "Under the Skin" premiere during the 70th Venice International Film Festival at Palazzo del Cinema in Venice, Italy, on Sept. 3, 2013.
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    Back in Venice -

    Johansson arrives for the premiere of "Under the Skin" at the 70th annual Venice International Film Festival on Sept. 3, 2013.
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    Hero worship -

    Johansson and actor Chris Evans attend Marvel Studios' "Thor: The Dark World," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," and "Guardians of The Galaxy" during Comic-Con International at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel on July 20, 2013.
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    Broadway ScarJo -

    Johansson, along with actors Benjamin Walker and Ciaran Hinds, take part in the curtain call for the "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opening night at Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York on Jan. 17, 2013.
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    An 'A' for effort -

    Johansson attends the premiere of her latest film "Hitchcock" in New York on Nov. 18, 2012.
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    Blonde bombshell -

    Johansson plays "Psycho" star Janet Leigh in 2012's "Hitchcock," an actress who bewitches director Alfred Hitchcock with her talents ... and candy corn.
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    Getting political -

    Johansson speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 6, 2012.
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    Golden glow -

    Johansson appeared in a mermaid tail dress at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit on May 7, 2012.
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    A star at 27 -

    Johansson is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Calif., on Wed., May 2, 2012
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    Action-flick chick -

    Johansson stars as Black Widow in the May 2012 release "The Avengers." Reprising her vixen-like role, the actress learned "Wushu style" combat and can be seen flipping, kicking, and sharpshooting her lithe frame out of every dilemma in which she finds herself in the superhero flick.
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    Animal house -

    Johansson stars with Matt Damon in Cameron Crowe's December 2011 film, "We Bought a Zoo," about a family that renovates and re-opens a struggling zoo.
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    Oxfam ambassador -

    In her role as global ambassador for Oxfam, Johansson visits Somali refugees on Sept. 21, 2011 in Dadaab Camp, north-eastern Kenya.
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    Laced up and ready -

    Johansson arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on Feb. 27, 2011.
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    All buttoned up -

    Johansson jokes with Jean Paul Gaultier after the French designer received the Honorary Button award for his career at the El Boton Mango Fashion Awards ceremony in Barcelona, Spain, on Oct. 20, 2010.
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    Fashion sense -

    Johansson poses prior to the start of the Dolce & Gabbana women's Spring-Summer 2012 fashion collection, in Milan, Italy, on Sept. 25, 2011.
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    Honored on Broadway -

    Johansson, right, accepts the award from actress Katie Holmes for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for her work in "A View From the Bridge" at the 64th annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York on June 13, 2010.
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    Blind sided? -

    Johansson, left, and Sandra Bullock get close onstage at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif., on June 6, 2010.
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    Premiere night -

    Johansson arrives at the world premiere of "Iron Man 2" held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Calif,. on April 26, 2010.
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    Playing the villain -

    Johansson plays undercover agent Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, in 2010's "Iron Man 2."
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    Star of stage, too -

    Johansson and Liev Schreiber absorb the applause of the audience during their curtain call on opening night of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge" at the Cort Theater in New York on Jan. 24, 2010.
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    In fashionable company -

    Johansson poses with Italian designers Domenico Dolce, right, and Stefano Gabbana upon arrival for the opening of the photo exhibition "Extreme Beauty in Vogue" on March 2, 2009 at the Palazzo della Ragione in Milan.
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    In full flower -

    Johansson arrives at the premiere of "He's Just Not That Into You" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 2, 2009.
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    Cute couple -

    Johansson plays Anna, a woman who just wants to be friends with Conor (Kevin Connelly, left), who wants more, in "He's Just Not That Into You."
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    Simply lovely -

    Johansson poses for the media at the new MANGO Winter 2009/10 campaign on October 15, 2009, in Munich, Germany.
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    In good company -

    Johansson and Nobel Winner Martti Ahtisaari are seen on stage at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2008 at the Oslo Spektrum on Dec. 11, 2008 in Oslo, Norway. Michael Caine and Johansson hosted gala event.
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    Spirited performance -

    Johansson plays Silken Floss, a punk secretary and frigid vixen in the movie "The Spirit." Frank Miller brings Will Eisner's comic book to live in this thriller, which also stars Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson and Eva Mendes.
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    Two years was enough -

    Johansson and actor Ryan Reynolds tied the knot in a surprise wedding in Vancouver, Canada, on Sept. 27, 2008. But the couple split just two years later and finalized their divorce in July 2011.
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    Back with Woody -

    Johansson, right, and Penelope Cruz, stars in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," arrive for the premiere of the film in Los Angeles on Aug. 4, 2008. The film, directed by Woody Allen, is about girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain who become enamored with the same painter, played by Javier Bardem.
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    Red carpet 'Girl' -

    Johansson poses for photographers as she arrives for the screening of her movie "The Other Boleyn Girl" at the International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin, Germany, on Feb. 15, 2008. Johansson starred opposite Natalie Portman in the film about two sisters competing for the affections of King Henry VIII.
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    Scarlett hearts -

    Scarlett Johansson, second from right, makes an in-store appearance along with three models to debut her new clothing line and to donate 2,000 pairs of shoes to charity, on March 8, 2007. Sportswear giant Reebok signed the actress up to help create their Scarlett 'Hearts' Rbk range - a new "high-end signature line of retro-chic footwear and clothing".
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    Quite a kiss -

    Johansson, Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2007 woman of the year, is also the recipient of kisses from Hasty Pudding president Josh Brener, right, and vice-president of casting Justin Rodriguez, both Harvard University seniors, during a parade into Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass., on Feb. 15, 2007.
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    Getting the 'Scoop' -

    In the contemporary comedy "Scoop," Johansson portrays a student journalist for a college newspaper who is visiting friends in London when she happens upon the scoop of a lifetime. Hugh Jackman and Woody Allen costar.
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    Femme fatale -

    Johansson stars as the mysterious Kay Lake in "The Black Dahlia." Two cops, Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) and his partner, Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart), investigate the death of Elizabeth Short, a young woman found brutally murdered.
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    Magic time -

    nsson arrives at the London premiere of "The Prestige." She plays a magician's assistant who comes between two rivals (Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale).
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    All's Fair -

    It was Johansson in the foreground -- with nothing to hide, including her bare behind -- on Vanity Fair's 2006 Hollywood issue. She was paired with Keira Knightley and fashionista Tom Ford.
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    Lady in red -

    Johansson arrives at the Golden Globes in January 2006, a nominee for best supporting actress in a drama. The award went to Michelle Williams, but Johansson made some news when E! correspondent Isaac Mizrahi squeezed her breasts on the air.
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    On the runway -

    Johansson models a look from Tara Subkoff's Imitation of Christ spring 2006 collection during Sept. 2005's Fashion Week in New York. Designer Subkoff is no stranger to the big screen herself, having acted in such films as "The Last Days of Disco."
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    High intensity -

    L'Oreal Paris announces the signing of an exclusive worldwide contract with the quadruple Golden Globe(R) nominated and BAFTA-winning actress, Scarlett Johansson, as a spokesperson for the company and its brands. Johansson will first represent L'Oreal Paris' HIP High Intensity Pigments(TM), a new cosmetics collection for women who love color. The new commercial featuring Johansson will debut during the 63rd Annual Golden Globe(R) Telecast on Monday, January 16, 2005.
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    Allen's town -

    Johansson and Woody Allen arrive for the screening of "Match Point" in Cannes. The film was selected for an out-of-competition screening during the 2005 festival.
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    Do you have a 'Match'? -

    Johansson was uniformly praised for her work in Woody Allen's "Match Point," in which she plays an American actress who has an affair with her fiance's friend, played by Jonathan Rhys-Myers. Johansson, in turn, had nothing but praise for director Allen.
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    No looking back -

    Johansson arrives for the European premiere of "The Island" in Aug. 2005. After her dabbling with the action genre, she would soon turn toward more cerebral fare.
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    Speaking of 'Bay'-watch -

    After all the indie films and offbeat roles, Johansson brightened up Michael Bay's futuristic 2005 boom-fest "The Island." She plays a clone who comes to understand that she is a prisoner and her entire life a fabrication. The expected "Clone Scarlett? Great idea!" jokes soon followed.
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    No Hassel at all -

    Johansson joins David Hasselhoff for the 2004 premiere of "The Spongebob Squarepants Movie." Johansson voiced Mindy, the daughter of King Neptune, while the "Baywatch" star played himself.
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    Hats off -

    Next, Johansson took on the role of Meg Windermere in 2004's "A Good Woman," based on an Oscar Wilde play. Don't let that demure look fool you,
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    Sorrowful 'Song' -

    After two high-profile roles, Johansson's turn in 2004's New Orleans-set "A Love Song for Bobby Long" was relatively quiet. Johansson received a Golden Globe nomination as best actress in a drama for her role as a young woman coming home after her mother's death.
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    'Pearl' girl -

    A face Vermeer could love: Johansson again dazzled viewers with her portrayal of Griet, the presumably fictional inspiration for the famed Flemish painter's masterwork. Following directly on "Lost in Translation," this role again convinced critics of Johansson's potential as a serious actress.
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    My dinner with Scarlett -

    Johansson was already well-established by the time she appeared opposite Bill Murray in 2003's "Lost in Translation." But the role cemented her place as a star with a bright future.
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    'Freak'-ing out -

    From Redford as a co-star to ... David Arquette. Johansson attends the 2002 world premiere of spooky spider flick "Eight Legged Freaks" at Grauman's Chinese Theater. By this point, though, the fresh-faced starlet had already found another memorable role as would-be outcast Rebecca in "Ghost World."
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    Getting a leg up -

    In an emotional scene from the movie "The Horse Whisperer," Johansson is helped into the saddle by Robert Redford after being traumatized in a horseback riding accident. At just 13, Johansson got impressive screen time with major Hollywood names like Redford, a sign of her future potential.
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