After days of suspense, the stunning Game of Thrones actress has taken the coveted title. Since it's an honour that only a handful of beauties have been given in the past, the brunette made the most of it by stripping off for a racy shoot. The magazine's cover features Emilia wearing nothing but her birthday suit as she lies on a bed. And there's plenty more to look forward to on the inside as the publication shared another saucy snap on Instagram. Vincent Peters for Esquire. On Monday, Esquire teased who they'd picked by sharing a video with their followers and asking them to guess who it was. They've since explained their choice, with the article revealing: "[Emilia] manages to bring together a number of opposites, to make them natural: sweetness and toughness, emotionalism with a kind of cold-blooded determination. She can play queen and kid sister, dominatrix and pal. The Sexiest Woman Alive title has been given out each year by Esquire magazine since Scarlett Johansson is a two-time winner, whereas last year's nod went to Penelope Cruz.
Half kid sister, half sexy queen. While one glance at the cover will confirm that Clarke has earned the honor, the actress also joins the ranks of a number of leading ladies who have been awarded the title before her. Remember Angelina Jolie 's smoking' hot cover? Or what about Rihanna's naked shoot for the issue?
Gracing the cover of US Esquire's November issue while being hailed as the magazine's Sexiest Woman Alive , the year-old actress sizzled in nothing but a grey bed sheet. Oozing sex appeal, the British beauty boldly posed with not a stitch of clothing to cover her naked body. Emilia's natural brunette locks were styled into voluminous old Hollywood-style curls and the accompanying shoot — which saw her pose in varying degrees of undress — had a definite Marilyn Monroe vibe.
Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is crowned this year's "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire magazine, and she has the sexy photoshoot to prove it. The year-old British actress ditches her clothes for a few of the stunning shots, looking confident in the steamy pics. Clarke talks about her upbringing in the candid interview, including the fact that she wasn't exactly encouraged to aim high as a kid. My brother was already going [he's two years older], and I fancied his friends. Obviously, Clarke has succeeded beyond all expectations. Though her Game of Thrones character, Daenerys Targaryen, is a clear fan favorite, she reveals that she was definitely not what the casting director wanted at the time. I know she's short and round and brown, but I'd like you to see her,'" she shares.