Even when Scarlett Johansson isn’t trying to be sexy, she still manages to exude unflawed sexiness. How she pulls it off is anyone’s guess, but that’s not important right now. What is important is appreciating V Magazine’s latest issue in all its epic glory…

As part of her promo for her upcoming movie Hitchcock, ScarJo is re-enacting the chilling iconic shower scene from Psycho for V’s front cover, which was expertly shot by Jean Paul Goude.

We love how bold and empowering the cover image is, and it makes a nice change from the “pretty posing” pictures of Scarlett that we’re used to seeing. (We’re not complaining, but it’s always nice when photographers mix it up a bit.)

Click here to read more about V Magazine’s rather aptly named “girl power issue”.