Johansson has often been touted as a sex symbol and made headlines in 2006 after she was groped jokingly by fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi while wearing a cleavage-baring dress at the Golden Globe Awards. She has starred in films such as "Lost in Translation" and "Iron Man 2", recently hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the third time.
"At 26, she remains fresh-faced, curious, trying on new moods and outlets of expression as easily as she changes her hair color," GQ says. "This is what we love about Scarlett: that she's game, that she's good, that she can try on all these guises without seeming to try too hard. And all the while still seem genuinely like the observant, inquisitive (and very cute) girl in transition we fell for in Lost in Translation."
The magazine raised controversy in October when it featured photos of "Glee" actors, including its main star Lea Michele, in scantily-clad outfits and in suggestive poses. The Parents Television council said the pictures bordered on "pedophilia".