Emilia Clarke named 'Sexiest Woman Alive'

Game of Thrones actress given top spot by Esquire magazine

Emilia Clarke Is the Sexiest Woman Alive 2015
Emilia Clarke has been named the 'Sexiest Woman Alive' by Esquire magazine in the US.

The Game Of Thrones actress is currently setting pulses racing in the magazine, posing naked in a raunchy new photoshoot.

It's been a good year for the 28-year-old who earlier this year was named 'Woman Of The Year' by GQ magazine.

Emilia wears nothing but a necklace and a grey bedsheet as she poses on Esquire's cover sporting tousled hair and pouting at the camera.

In the photoshoot, she is seen lying on a bed with a sheet protecting her modesty. An inside image shows her displaying a hint of cleavage as she gazes into the camera's lens.

'Number one choice'

The sneak peek of the photoshoot which appeared on Instagram, comes as Esquire teased their readers on Monday as to who the identity of the Sexiest Woman might be.

Posting a video of Emilia popping open her bra strap, her face was not shown until midnight when the big reveal was made, reports the Daily Mail.

Esquire was gushing about Emilia, who is most famous for playing Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO fantasy series.

"She manages to bring together a number of opposites, to make them natural: sweetness and toughness, emotionalism with a kind of cold-blooded determination. Something in these contrasts explains her sex appeal," the magazine wrote.

Lisa Hintelmann, Esquire's editorial projects director, said that Clarke was an obvious choice for the title. She says: "(She) is unforgettable in Game of Thrones and was hands down the number one choice of Esquire's staff, friends and family."