Game of Thrones portrays the story of nine noble families battling against each other in order to gain leadership of the kingdom of Westeros. Meanwhile, a sinister force rises from the North of the Wall, threatening to demolish the existence of the human race.
Dragons, White Walkers, magic – Game of Thrones bares it all. This fantasy drama piqued the viewer’s interest. The mere complexity in the show’s storyline offers a good catch to the audience. The fantasy series portrays the confusing aspects of lineage and the power struggle that comes with it. The show’s portrayal of politics, drama and unpredictability keeps the viewers interested and attached for the entirety of the run. The twists and turns are never displayed forcefully, yet they help to intrigue the fans and feed their curiosity.
One of the most popular trends of Game of Thrones is its portrayal of the women characters. Although they are seemingly exploited at the very beginning of the series by the powerful lords and men-servants alike, they go on to climb the social ladder and earn their position of significance with power, cunning, honour and courage. Game of Thrones showcases the multifaceted dimensions of these women characters, from the motherly love of Catelyn Stark to the power-hungry nature of Cersei Lannister, from the feisty and revengeful Arya Stark, to the devoted and courageous Brienne of Tarth.
Although the show has been criticized for its portrayal of women over the years, the actresses who portrayed them, mesmerized us with their rawness, charisma and perfection in every way. Here are some of the best Game of Thrones women characters:
Natalie Dormer, the British actress gained worldwide fame for her character Margaery Tyrell in HBO fantasy TV series Game of Thrones. As a recognition of her outstanding performance she won the Ewwy Award for Best Supporting Actress-Drama.
Natalie is blessed with sharp facial features. Her look gets highlighted by the chic urban style that she prefers. As Natalie puts it, “a pair of jeans, cool boots, and a long coat” suit her looks the best. She has rocked the red carpet with high heels and her wonderful selection of dresses. Her long silhouette is so eye-catching that she is featured in a number of style-magazine issues.
Natalie is also known for her character Anne Boleyn from ‘The Tudors’. She has starred in dramas like ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘Elementary’, ‘The Forest’, ‘The professor and the Madman’ etc.
Nathalie Emmanuel is English actress who started her acting career on stage. She is remarkable for her character of Missandei in the American Television series Game of Thrones. In the series Missandei, the personal advisor of the queen and is one of the brightest characters, who leave their mark even though present only for a short span of time.
Nathalie mostly prefers a quirky, tomboyish look with added classic elements. She wears sneakers that add a fresh, yet classic look, with bomber jackets that are trendy. Her ‘laid back, yet cool’ style has made her Reebok’s brand ambassador.
Since Nathalie is a versatile actress, she has been casted in films of various genres. Some of them are Holly Slept Over, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, The Fate of the Furious, Four Weddings and a Funeral etc.
Emilia Clarke, the British actress is well-known for her major break-through in the 2011 HBO fantasy drama series ‘The Game of Thrones’. Her role Daenerys Targaryen is critically praised for its dynamic screen presence. She is awarded with the PrimeTime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in A Drama Series for her appearing in Games of Thrones. Time Magazine listed her name as one of the hundred most influential people in the world (2019).
Her full lips, beautiful eyes and attractive curves captivated the hearts of many audiences. She prefers to put on a gorgeous look that will complement her physical beauty and smile. She has a typical petite hour-glass figure therefore she chooses to flaunt her beautiful body proportion, mostly with long dresses, that give her a slender and taller look.
Besides Game of Thrones, she has starred in movies like ‘Me Before You’, ‘Last Christmas’, ‘Above Suspicion’ etc.
Roxanne Mckee, the British model and actress is often referred as one of the hottest actresses of Hollywood. She has gained recognition for her role of Doreah, the Lysine handmaid to Daenerys Targaryen. Her character in Game of Thrones is hot and womanly at the same time, which fits well with Roxanne’s image.
Roxanne is a top model and even bagged the title of Sexiest Woman on TV at the British Soap Awards. She is a fashionista who loves to dress that compliments her personality. This is the reason she does not limit herself in a particular type of attire, but she looks gorgeous in all of them.
Roxanne is also casted in series like ‘Dominion’, ‘Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines’, ‘Vendetta’, ‘The Legend of Hercules, etc.
Sophie Turner, the British actress is well-known for portraying Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones. For her characterisation of Sansa, she got a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in Drama Series in 2019.
Her fashion sense is something that awes everyone. From her most-discussed look in Grammy where she wore a charming pink gown to the hottest look in black long dress in the Film festival: she looks amazing in all of them. She does not discriminate in accessories and dresses- she pairs lounge wear with chunky dad sneakers, or Louis Vuitton with some jacket featuring uncanny colour blast. Her simple yet gorgeous dress-up is the key to her sexy look.
Sophie has bagged praise for her roles in films like ‘Another me’, ‘The Thirteen tale’, ‘Josie’, ‘Survive’ and two other films of X-man series namely ‘Dark Phoenix’ and ‘Apocalypse’.
Rose Leslie, the Scottish actress is often praised for her role of Ygritte in HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. She is critically acknowledged for her acting skill as she gained Scottish BAFTA award as a new talent for her debut film. Though Ygritte’s character is considered quite plain-looking, her aura is undeniable.
Rose Leslie has an uncommon fashion sense. She likes costumes that look sort of off-bit and at the same time feel cosy and casual. She prefers flat boots and heavy jackets. On red carpets she is mostly seen in bright coloured gowns that highlights her tall body. She likes to define the word ‘sexy’ in a different way, as she turns ‘unusual’ looks into more attractive ones.
Apart from her appearance in Game of Thrones she is casted in movies and TV shows like ‘The Good Fight’, ‘The Last Witch Hunter’, ‘Luther’, ‘Now is Good’, etc.
Carice Van Houten, the Dutch actress has received international recognition for her role Melisandre in Game of Thrones. She is one of the most commercially successful actresses, starring in some box-office hit movies like ‘Black Book’.
Melisandre is the priestess character who has mesmerised the audience with her beauty – Carice’s charming look has added to the mysterious appearance of Melisandre. Though the pretty red robe has earned Carice the name ‘Red Woman’, the actress looks gorgeous in all colours.
She often picks colourful dresses that add a glam chic look. She even features Vogue’s article of best dressed Celebrities on Emmy Awards where she whole a dress with multicolor abstract print. She really considers the phrase ‘Simple is most beautiful’ while dressing-up.
For her powerful acting abilities and strong screen presence she is casted in a number of popular dramas and movies which include Valkyrie, Brimstone, Instinct, Black Death, Incarnate, etc.
Esme Bianco is an English actress, model widely recognised for her recurring character of Ros in Game of Thrones. She is one of the sexiest actresses of Game of Thrones. She wonderfully pulled off her character Ros, a clever prostitute. Even though she played a supporting character, she never fails to dissolve in the presence of any other character.
Bianco has a pretty and sharp face along with a good proportion, which allows her to wear any dress with ease. Even a casual black dress, with black flat boot and crop jacket makes her look immensely attractive. Since she has gorgeous curves, she prefers to flaunt it with long dresses as well.
Before starring in Game of Thrones, she has acted in neo-burlesque shows and also worked as a lingerie model in England. She has been a part of movies like ‘Chemical Wedding’, ‘Dolls’, ‘Burlesque Fairytales’, ‘Living Among Us’, etc.
Oona Chaplin, the Spanish British actress has gained spotlights for her role of Talisa Maegyr in the HBO fantasy series ‘Game of Thrones’. This young actress played the character of a battlefield healer and is later seen as the wife of Robb, whom he married secretly.
Granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin prefers to consider Jane Birkin as her style model. She prefers a boyish, wild but sexy look. She believes that anybody can wear anything only if they know how to carry it. She herself follows this idea while dressing and this is the reason even when she wears something very simple, it makes her look hot and sexy.
Oona Chaplin has starred in many movies and Television series before and after being a part of Game of Thrones, which include Avatar, Black Mirror, Quantum of Solace, The Crimson field, etc.
10. Amrita Acharia/ Irri
Amrita Acharia, is a British actress of Nepalese descent. She is internationally known for her role Irri in Game of Thrones. Irri is a Dothraki handmaid given to Daenerys, along with Doreah. Her character was assigned to teach Daenerys language and custom. Amrita has gained acknowledgement for her screen-presence and more importantly her dedicated acting.
Amrita’s personal styling sense a wonder to many – she looks pretty in both Traditional and western wear. She is seen in an Anarkali suit, which looks equally gorgeous on her to any western outfit. She prefers to experiment with her look by changing hair styles, different hair-dos and accessories. Yet, short or long both hairstyles suit her sharp facial features with big doe eyes.
Besides Game of Thrones she is only known for her acting in ‘The Good Karma Hospital’. She is casted in several movie and television shows like ‘White Chamber’, ‘Welcome to Curiosity’, ‘I am Yours’ etc.
Maisie Williams is a British actress, who debuted in the hit HBO series in Game of Throne and rose to prominence due to the series.
She played the role of Arya Stark – who is breaking all conventions. She has been shattering many gender roles and stereotypes. While the society wanted her to marry a lord, Arya wanted to be one herself. She’s resourceful, with a strong passion to become better at everything she does, Arya wants justice, and she will do everything in her power to achieve that.
Williams has a quirky and fashionable style and thus, has been chased by many fashion companies because of it. She also loves designing and designed the asymmetric dress that she wore for the Emmy Awards, 2019, along with the designer Reuben Shelby. Williams is also a very big advocate for environmental advocacy.
She is the global ambassador of the Dolphin Project by Ric O’Barry and donated 50,000 pounds to the Bristol Animal Rescue Centre during this coronavirus pandemic.
Apart from Game of Thrones, Williams also worked in shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race, Doctor Who and films like Heatstroke, iBoy and The New Mutants.
12. Michelle Fairley/ Catelyn Stark
Michelle Fairley, best known for playing Catelyn Stark in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, is an actress hailing from the Northern Irelands.
Her character Catelyn is a devoted mother and wife, she will do all in her power to defend her family, her honor and her home. With that, she is considered to be impulsive in her decision making, this quality costs her a lot.
Fairly appeared in a number of shows before Game of Thrones – such as, Holby City, Inspector Morse and Lovejoy. She also played Hermione Granger’s mother in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, after taking the part from Heather Bleasdale, who has played the part in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. She is also into theatre – appearing in plays like Never Land, Othello, Macbeth, Road and Julius Caesar.
She has been nominated in various categories and has won the Clarence Derwent Award for Julius Caesar and the Irish Film and Television Award for Game of Thrones.
Hannah Murray is a British actress, who played the character of Gilly in the HBO series Game of Thrones. Her character Gilly stands out the most out of her many sisters, her bravery and her wish to a better life lead her to getting out successfully from her toxic environment she was raised in.
She was born and raised in the city of Bristol to a professor and a research technician of the Bristol university. She studied English at Queens’ College before auditioning just for fun. She impressed the producers.
She also participated in many plays such as That Face and Martine and in films such as Womb, Wings, Chatroom and The Chosen among many others. She is also known for playing Cassie Ainsworth in the teen drama Skins. Murray won the BAFTA award for the teen drama Skins.
Lena Headey is an English actress, best known for playing the role of Cersei Lannister in the hit TV show Game of Thrones. She has received 5 Primetime Emmy nominations for that, along with one Golden Globe nomination.
Her character, Cersei, is perhaps the most debatable character in the show. On the one hand, she’s manipulative and cruel, often irrational. On the other hand, she will do anything in her power to defend her family, and her throne, and for that, she is considered to be determined as she doesn’t give up.
Headey was born in Bermuda. Her father was a police officer and she has a brother named Tim. Headey took ballet lessons as a kid. When she was 17, she was selected for the film Waterland, which was released in 1992.
Apart from GOT and Waterland, she was in hit films such as The Jungle Book, Mrs. Dalloway, The Cave, 300, 300: Rise of an Empire, Face, Imagine Me & You, among many others.
Gemma Whelan is an English actress best known for portraying Yara Greyjoy in the Game of Thrones. In the series, Yara is one of the most admirable characters – a strong woman among men, she’s a great leader – tough, courageous.
Whelan was born in Leeds and then grew up in the Midlands. She also plays Eunice in The End of the F***ing World. She featured in films like Emma, Gulliver’s Travels, Revenge, Ding Dong and TV shows like Badults, Siblings, Cardinal Burns, Queers and Killing Eve. She also participated on stage in plays like Shakespeare for Breakfast, Improvation, Radiant Vermin.
Gemma Whelan won the Funny Women Awards for her comedic streaks, along with the WFTV Award for the MAC Best Performance. She has also been nominated in the Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in Game of Thrones.
Natalia Tena is an English actress, who played Osha in Game of Thrones. Her character in GOT – Osha – is of a wild nature. She is also smart and helpful and the fact that she’s an outsider made her important as she knows a lot of things others don’t.
Tena was born in London and is Spanish by ethnicity. She learnt the piano when she was 5 and was in a theatre group called Kneehigh.
Tena debuted as Ellie in About a Boy and then played the lead on stage plays such as Gone to Earth and Nights at the Circus. She was also in Black Mirror and the mini-series Residue. She was cast as Sara Morten in CBS Wisdom of the Crowd.
In 2018, she portrayed the character of Lana Pierce in the YouTube sci-fi series named Origin. She also played Nymphadora Tonks in the Harry Potter series.
Rosabell Laurenti Seller is an Italian-American actress known for her role in Game of Thrones as Tyene Sand. She also played Mia in the children’s series Mia and Me.
Tyene, despite having somewhat of an innocent look, is a cold-blooded killer, knowing her way around poison and weapons, light on her feet and quick.
She was born in Santa Monica to Italian director Fabrizio Laurenti and American actress Mary Sellers. She was raised in New York, before moving to Rome.
She founded the Young Actors for Humanitarian Involvement and also collaborated with the League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism.
Apart from Game of Thrones and Mia and Me, Exne, she worked in The Whistleblower, Cocapop, The Dinner, A Wheel in Time, Una Grande Familia, Cenerentola and Spides.
Sibel Kekilli is a German-Turkish actress who is known for playing Shae in Game of thrones. She gained recognition after doing the 2004 movie Head On.
Her character in the series has a dark and rough past. Despite that, Shae turns out to be a loving, caring and loyal woman who will defend those close to her heart.
She was born in Heilbronn and her family came to Germany around 1977. Kekilli now lives in Hamburg, Germany.
She supports an organisation for its work against violence against women. It is called Terre Des Femmes.
She also worked in Kebab Connection, Berlin, I love You, Die Männer der Emden, Bullets And Tatort. She won awards for her roles in Gegen die Wand, Eve Donus and Die Fremde.
Jessica Henwick played Nymeria Sand in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. She is the first East Asian actress to play the lead role in a British TV show. She was born in Surrey to a Zambian-English father and a Chinese-Singaporean mother. She trained at the National Youth Theatre and the Redroofs Theatre School.
Jessica’s character, Nymeria, is often called “Nym.” She is one of the eight illegitimate daughters of Obern, the Prince of House Martell. She, along with her sisters, are called the Sand Snakes as they are swift in fight with good reflexes and tend to poison their opponent.
Apart from Game of Thrones, she has acted in Dragonfly, Newness, Underwater, Rice on White, Baliko, Godzilla vs. Kong, The Matrix 4, Silk, Spirit Warriors, Lewis and in video games like Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey as Enu Hanna Roth. She has also been on stage in plays like Running on the Cracks.
Gwendoline Christie is an English actress, known for playing Brienne of Tarth in the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones. She is also known for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star War: The Last Jedi. She has also received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Christie’s character in GOT is often regarded as the most impressive woman in the series, and the most loyal. A true knight, who also fought against gender stereotypes. She’s tough, extremely strong, and smart. Her loyalty and bravely are admirable. Christie records that she has been able to do justice to her GOT character because she has shared some similar experiences in her childhood – she has also been bullied for her height, stature and androgynous looks like her character, Brienne of Tarth.
21. Ania Bukstein/ Kinvara
In the last few seasons, the term Red Priestess had become synonymous with hotness. Belonging from Russia she brings an exotic spunk and oomph to the character.
Though a lot of it had to do with Melisandre, Kinvara also contributed her fair share. Appearing in 1 episode of season 6, The Door which can unarguably be characterised as one of the series’ finest episodes.
As expected, since she was delivering news of such importance her primary reflection in the series is of intensity. But even in that extremely controlled emotion the actress playing the role Ania Bukstein was able to be expressive. Her long dress perfectly sculpted her figure.
Lyanna Stark or to be more specific her beauty in actuality started this saga known as Game Of Thrones. Her illicit love affair Rhaegar Targaryen became the source of turmoil that will haunt and lead to the destruction of the family of both of them.
To be the literal Queen in the hearts of both the kings that have taken the Iron throne, you need to have a huge amount of sexual appeal. The actress who plays it has that and is not afraid to flaunt it, she has a curvy frame which accentuates her features. Her chemistry with Rhaegar though just for a few seconds was enough to set the screen on fire.