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Esquire’s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ Scarlett Johansson Jewish and Liberal

Johansson is registered as an independent and campaigned for Democratic candidate John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election.
Jewish actress Scarlett Johansson with Jewish friend.

Jewish actress Scarlett Johansson with Jewish friend.

Esquire Magazine has named Jewish actress Scarlett Johansson as the sexiest woman alive for the second time since 2006. Johansson is the only woman to receive the magazine’s title twice, report our friends at JNS.

Esquire writes about Johansson: “She seems not to care, to be bored, aloof. But that’s as if drawn only from looking at pictures and not reading the text. Truth is, Scarlett is a politically astute, card-playing, magic-loving smart-ass, fairly generous in her time and attentions, a woman who will share her sandwich, a woman who likes horsing around in a bar on a muggy afternoon, a platter of hand-cut vegetables at the ready.”

“You know, I gotta hustle. I’m a twenty-eight-year-old woman in the movie business, right?” she told Esquire. “Pretty soon the roles you’re offered all become mothers. Then they just sort of stop. I have to hedge against that with work—theater, producing, this thing with Esquire.”

Johansson was born on November 22, 1984 in New York City. Her father, Karsten Johansson, is a Danish-born architect, and her paternal grandfather, Ejner Johansson, was a screenwriter and director. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, a producer, comes from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from the Bronx. Johansson began her theater training at Professional Children’s School in Manhattan and graduated in 2002.

According to JNS, Esquire’s pick last year was Mila Kunis, also Jewish. But for Scarlett this is the second time in this role, after first being picked in 2006.

I’m not sure what it means, that the sexiest woman in the world, bar none, is Jewish – and an Ashkenazi Jew, to be precise.

Johansson is registered as an independent and campaigned for Democratic candidate John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. About George W. Bush’s 2004 reelection, she said, “[I am] disappointed. I think it was a disappointment for a large percentage of the population.”

Johansson also campaigned for Democratic candidate Barack Obama: Her efforts included appearances in Iowa during January 2008, where her efforts were targeted at younger voters; an appearance at Cornell College; and a speaking engagement at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota on Super Tuesday, 2008. Johansson appeared in the 2008 music video for The Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am’s song, “Yes We Can”, directed by Jesse Dylan, a song inspired by Obama’s speech following the 2008 New Hampshire primary.

On February 7, 2012, Johansson and Anna Wintour hosted a fashion launch of pro-Obama clothing, bags and accessories, with proceeds going to the President’s re-election campaign. She addressed voters at the Democratic National Convention on September 6, 2012, calling for President Obama’s reelection and for more engagement from young voters.

Johansson publicly endorsed and supported Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer’s 2013 run for New York City Comptroller by hosting a series of fundraisers.

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32 Responses to “Esquire’s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ Scarlett Johansson Jewish and Liberal”

  1. Shame She’s Jewish because she’s not very bright. She thinks Obama is good? Well she’s only 28 and maybe she is still uneducated.

  2. Benny Gamal says:

    is she sexy? I never noticed her at all

  3. Dick Norton says:

    Politically toxic!

  4. Doroty Mehta says:

    She must be, she is apparently Obama's girlfriend. Hopefully this will benefit Israel.

  5. Liberal? Why waste ink when describing an actor. What is novel is if they are politically conservative. Now that would be worth the price of the ink.

  6. PS. Why do people assume that because a person has the G-d given talent to act, that they have a useful brain as well? The preponderance of liberal actors proves that this is not so. Quite the opposite. In order to get into the actors 'club', you have to be a dopey liberal.

  7. yzshap says:

    Has she ever dated a Jewish man? Does she belong to a synagogue? Can she find Israel on a map of the Middle East?

  8. She IS gorgeous however!

  9. Back to back for us jews esquires sexiest woman alive last year mila kunis this year scarlett johansson

  10. Josh Ram says:

    Last year was mila kunis back to back

  11. Now if she could just keep her mouth shut

  12. Anonymous says:

    Jewish a plus. Liberal a BIG minus.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Jewish a plus. Liberal a BIG minus.

  14. Edward Lobel says:

    whether or not you like it, most Jews in this country are indeed liberal and very proud of it.

  15. MartinKessler says:

    Yes, She’s a head-turner, she is very pretty, she is enviously
    slim, her signiture feature is she is well-endowed, she is a fine actress,
    it’s  a surprise–a “Johansson”,
    Jewish?  But she’s politically stupid,
    like so many American Jews who are negative , or , at a minimum, indifferent to supporting
    Israel and I will
    fall madly in love with her the moment she makes alyaih.

  16. Jerry Aloof says:

    She is hot, though! 😉

  17. Robin Michelle Gran says:

    it says something about Jewish women-they are sexy!

  18. Robin Michelle Gran says:

    Edward Lobel Wish it was so-maybe we wouldn't have to deal with a gov't shutdown, in that case

  19. Benny Gamal says:

    who is scarlet johansen … and why should I care if Marty Kessler thinks she's hot?

    Is that THE Marty Kessler … the surgeon to hand models worldover?

  20. Fred Kramer says:

    Beautiful.Jewish and 'Brain-Dead!'

  21. It shows at least one thing that because you are Jewish and female does not guarantee that you are shrewd in political terms.

  22. Sara Brott says:

    We have what it takes

  23. I wonder if it is peer pressure that causes so many Jews to be liberal…I have always thought after the European Shoah we as a people would learn to think independently and not collectively. Its ok to be progressive but haven't we learned from our past that every time we assimilate it comes back to haunt us? look at our past in Russia, Poland, England, France, Germany, and on and on…

  24. maslar01 says:

    It certainly follows:the more religious, the less liberal. Why, one wonders

  25. maslar01 says:

    It certainly follows: the more religious, the less liberal. Why, one wonders??

  26. yzshap says:

    Why!!!! The Torah supersedes liberalism.

  27. Yehuda Haskelevich says:

    How does it Haunt us? I'm not Sure what you are saying, Yes Peer pressure makes us Progressive ???

  28. Yehuda Haskelevich says:

    How does it Haunt us? I'm not Sure what you are saying, Yes Peer pressure makes us Progressive ???

  29. Yehuda Haskelevich says:

    How does it Haunt us? I'm not Sure what you are saying, Yes Peer pressure makes us Progressive ???

  30. Yehuda Haskelevich says:

    Zhabotinsky was raised in a Jewish middle-class home and educated in Russian schools. While he took Hebrew lessons as a child, Jabotinsky wrote in his autobiography that his upbringing was divorced from Jewish faith and tradition.

  31. Yehuda Haskelevich says:

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