4 Men You Had NO Idea Emilia Clarke Dated (You Go, Khaleesi!)

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Emilia Clarke is the Sexiest Woman Alive. Find out who she's dated!

Emilia Clarke was named as The Sexiest Woman Alive in 2015, beating out the likes of Beyoncé (whose omission makes us think there's a pandemic of poor eyesight and taste), Alison Brie, Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian, Kerry Washington and more.

Before Clarke was Khaleesi, she took on small roles on TV such as Saskia Mayer on a few episodes of the show Doctors and Savannah Roundtree in SyFy's TV movie Triassic Attack. And then in 2010, she was cast as Daenerys Targaryen, the exiled claimant to the Iron Throne, and whom avid Game of Thrones watchers know as the Mother of Dragons.

That was when her career really took off. Since then, she has proven herself as a woman with versatility and many talents, and is a fan favorite for her portrayal of Daenerys.

After landing her role on Game of Thrones, Clarke started appearing on the big screen. She played the character Sally Harris in Spike Island and Malu in the short film Shackled. In 2013, she made her Broadway debut in the lead role as Holly Golightly in a production of Breakfast At Tiffany'sand starred in Dom Hemingway alonside Jude Law.

She was also offered the role of Anastasia Steele in the movie Fifty Shades of Grey but turned it down (which is probably a good decision, in our opinion). In addition to acting, she has lent her voice to a character in the cartoon Futurama, as well as to the Game of Thrones video game as her character Danaerys. 

As a result of her beauty and intensely winning portrayal of Daenerys on Game Of Thrones, Clarke can nab pretty much any man on the planet. In an interview with Esquire, she revealed that when she had crushes on some of her brother's friends and when asked if she ended up going out with them, she said, "Of course."

Clarke has been rumored to date the likes of Jared Leto, but here are the lucky few chaps fortunate enough to cozy up to her!

1. Seth MacFarlane
Clarke and MacFarlane dated for about six months in to 2013. Distance and timing were a factor in their split, but they remain pals. And MacFarlane is reportedly a huge fan of Game Of Thrones. He's got good taste in every arena, doesn't he?
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2. Kit Harington
Clarke's Game Of Thrones co-star Kit Harington has been rumored to be her offscreen love, but those stories haven't been substantiated. Plus, Harington has been dating former co-star Rose Leslie since 2012. We're just happy that not all the onscreen romances take off into real life, otherwise there'd be a ton of incest in Hollywood. Save that junk for the royals!
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3. James Franco
James Franco was linked to Clarke, and the couple was rumored to be engaged, even though they've never been seen together, let alone with a ring! Clarke laughed off the diamond chatter, telling press, "He is, of course, beautiful. But I feel there's only a handful of women who could form an engagement after two meetings, and I'm not one of them."
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4. Jared Leto
They're not dating yet (that we know of), but Jared Leto flirted with Emilia Clarke like crazy at the SAG Awards ... on camera! "I haven't seen your show, but I know people are obsessed with it and say it's absolutely amazing," Leto gushed to Clarke. He then turned to the E! News cameras and stammered, "Have you looked into her eyes? They're absolutely insane!"
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