It could be seen as a battle between two nation’s sexiest exports. Scarlett Johansson who was named the world’s sexiest woman versus Emma Watson who was voted the sexiest British movie star. Or, taking the countries out of the equation, just the sexiest woman versus the sexiest movie star.
Scarlett Johansson has gotten the sexiest woman alive crown two times now. She first won the title seven years ago when she was only 21 and the year was 2006. The Avengers star is the only woman to ever be a two time winner of the award.
As part of winning the crown of sexiest woman alive, Scarlett is featured on the cover of the November issue of Esquire. She also has a photo layout in the magazine.
While Johansson won her title in America, on the other side of the big pond, Emma Watson has been voted the sexiest British movie star under 30. Empire online magazine put together the poll and Emma beat out Keira Knightley and, the ever busy, Emily Blunt for the top spot.
The two actresses have much in common despite the five year gap in their ages. Audiences the world over watched Emma Watson grow up on screen as the young Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise. Johansson also started when she was a youngster, making her professional debut at the age of 10 in the 1994 film North.
With such similar backgrounds the Scarlett Johansson versus Emma Watson doesn’t seem too outlandish. The sexiest woman alive versus the sexiest movie star seems almost serendipitous.
Both women have also made the successful transition from child actor to grown-up performer with a minimum of fuss. Neither of the two have made the tabloids because of drug use or wild partying. Scarlett did have her phone hacked and as a result had naked images of herself spread over the internet. But the actress was just one of many who were targeted by hackers.
Johansson, by the benefit of her five year head start on Watson, has been married, divorced, and is now engaged to the former French journalist Romain Dauriac. She has said that he is a bit more jealous than the average fellow because, as she says, he is French and it “comes with the territory.” In the romance department, Emma is still with boyfriend Will Adamowicz, who, the actress says, she wants to marry.
Unlike Emma Watson, Scarlett did not have to share her award with anyone else, like the sexiest man alive. Emma was actually voted sexiest British movie star along with Benedict Cumberbatch. The 37 year-old actor and “Hermione” were voted sexiest movie stars in the world. The Star Trek: Into Darkness star did say that he found his new found sexiness “hysterically funny.”
Taking Cumberbatch out of the formula, like taking out the countries, it is interesting to note that second place spot in Empire’s little contest is none other than the sexiest woman alive, Scarlett Johansson. It could have something to do with the magazines being from two different areas in the world. An English publication would have decided preferences toward English stars.
With Scarlett Johansson versus Emma Watson or the sexiest woman alive versus the sexiest movie star being so close, it would be interesting to see where Emma placed in the American publication’s list. But it does seem that Johansson’s honor may just beat Emma’s crown. What do you think?
By Michael Smith