Falling in line with Penélope Cruz (2014), Scarlett Johanson (2013), and Mila Kunis (2012), Emilia Clarke – who you’ll most likely recognize from her role as the “Mother of Dragons” on Game of Thrones – has been named Esquire’s 2015 Sexiest Woman Alive.
Friendly and fierce. Kid sister and killer. Movie star and girl next door. Emilia has the very real charm of a certain type of English upbringing. “A pocket rocket,” my friend calls her—small, sexy, lively, and lots of fun. But there’s a whole set of virtues that goes with the fun. There’s an attitude to life.
Check out some shots from her spread below and, if reading is your thing, head to Esquire for her cover story.