The 28-year-old Game of Thrones actress has been named the “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire in a reveal Tuesday at midnight Eastern Time. It’s a title previously held by Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz.
“She manages to bring together a number of opposites, to make them natural: sweetness and toughness, emotionalism with a kind of cold-blooded determination,” the magazine wrote in the accompanying article. “Something in these contrasts explains her sex appeal, too. She can play queen and kid sister, dominatrix and pal.”