Whatever mostly ambivalent feelings I have about Scarlett Johansson and her acting career or inexplicable singing pursuits is usually swept aside rather quickly whenever I see her looking drop-dead beautiful, like in her recent cover shoot for the April edition of Vogue China.

Photographed in stunning black and white by Peter Lindbergh and styled by Nicoletta Santoro, Johansson plays the blonde bombshell expertly, helped along with a sexy wardrobe courtesy Dolce & Gabbana.

The simplicity of this photo shoot, matched with Johansson’s easygoing beauty, is close to perfect. I just might come around on Johansson’s film endeavors down the road, but there’s no dispute in celebrating her as one of the most beautiful ladies in show business.

Johansson is apparently hooking up with Sean Penn, which feels odd, but if she’s happy we’re happy. Her boyfriend issues aside, we’re firmly on the Scarlett Johansson bandwagon. And if she happens to score a role that really pushes her to the next level in her acting career, great, but either way she remains very high on the list of the most beautiful ladies in Hollywood. Perhaps top of the list?

Check below for three extra shots of Johansson in Vogue China and a bonus collection of 25 great photos of the sexy actress. [via fashiongonerogue]