Scarlett Johansson
Sexiest for the second time: Scarlett Johansson is 2013’s sexiest woman alive. The only one to bag the title twice, she was first awarded the title in 2006 Facebook/ Scarlett Johansson

Sexy Scarlett Johansson covers the latest issue of men's magazine Esquire after being named the "Sexiest woman alive" for the second time by the magazine.

You really don't need a magazine telling you just how sexy actress Scarlett Johansson is. Nevertheless, the actress has been named the "Sexiest Woman Alive" by men's magazine Esquire for the second time. Her second win comes seven years after the first one.

In 2006 the actress was given the title for the first time and is the only woman to be crowned with the same title by Esquire twice. To celebrate the occasion, Johansson covers the latest edition of the magazine in a skimpy yet sexy skin-coloured outfit that accentuates her legs and figure.

"You know, I gotta hustle. I'm a twenty-eight-year-old woman in the movie business, right?" she tells the magazine. "Pretty soon the roles you're offered all become mothers. Then they just sort of stop. I have to hedge against that with work-theatre, producing, this thing with Esquire."

So what makes the actress so sexy? Is it her thick lips, a figure to die for or her blond curls that garner all the attention she gets. In an Entertainment Wise news report last year, Johansson admitted that her sexy looks were actually posing problems for her in her acting career. She said that because of her "hotness quotient" she was often not considered for roles that directors thought she'd be too glamorous for.

Director of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", David Fincher, discussed the sultry star in an interview with Vogue, saying she would have been "too distracting" for the audience if she had been cast in the film.

"Look, we saw some amazing people. Scarlett Johansson was great. It was a great audition, I'm telling you. But the thing with Scarlett is, you can't wait for her to take her clothes off," he explained. "I keep trying to explain this. Salander should be like E.T. If you put E.T. dolls out before anyone had seen the movie, they would say, 'What is this little squishy thing?'"