It’s most definitely Emilia Clarke’s year. The 28-year-old Londoner, who is famous for her role as menacing, white-haired Daenerys Targaryen, aka Khaleesi, aka Mother of Dragons on “Game of Thrones,” is Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive.
The magazine made the announcement today but GQ got there first, anointing Clarke Woman of the Year in September.
In addition to her high-profile role on the massively popular HBO series, Clarke was Sarah Connor in the summer movie hit “Terminator: Genisys.”
She can do fierce, but also friendly. She can be queen, but also kid sister, killer or girl next door, writes Benjamin Markovits in the Esquire story accompanying Clarke’s nude cover, belly down with bed sheet strategically placed.
Lisa Hintelmann, editorial projects director for the magazine, called Clarke the all-around favourite.
“Emilia Clarke is unforgettable in ‘Game of Thrones’ and was hands down the number one choice of Esquire’s staff, friends and family,” she told Yahoo Celebrity in an email.