Two years after the “Game of Thrones” television series changed the game forever, we can finally look back and appreciate all the beautiful actresses that it brought to the limelight. Coming up with a list of 10 is a daunting task because there are too many to pick from.
The top 10 most beautiful “Game of Thrones” actresses on this list were picked with how they were portrayed in the series. For example, while Gwendoline Christie is a stunning woman in real life, beauty was not her character, Brienne of Tarth’s, strong point. With that point taken, we start with …
10. Tyene Sand (Rosabell Laurenti Sellers)
Daughter of Prince Oberyn Martell by Ellaria Sand, she is a fierce fighter and a member of the ‘Sand Snakes’. Her weapons include twin daggers, poison, and her disarming beauty.
9. Ygritte (Rose Leslie)
A Wildling girl with red hair, she uttered the memorable “You know nothing Jon Snow” line and before eventually marrying him (Kit Harington) in real life.
8. Ros (Esmé Bianco)
The second red-haired character tp feature on our list but definitely not the last. Ros was a sex worker in the television series and had a run-in with several of the main characters.
7. Nymeria Sand (Jessica Henwick)
Another member of the ‘Sand snakes’, who specialises in using a long-reach whip as a weapon. She is also Oberyn’s b-----d but was brought up to be cultured and graceful because her mother was ‘an Eastern noblewoman’.
6. Arya Stark (Maisie Williams)
It was not until the final season of the show that many viewers began to view Arya as a woman. Before that, she was seen as a little girl until that ‘scene’ that had almost everyone Googling her name. Her character needs no introduction.
5. Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey)
Eventual Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, her beauty (and vanity) is a major part of her character as well as her ambitions.
5. Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer)
The beautiful Margaery Tyrell is portrayed as ‘wife of kings’ for marrying Renly Baratheon, who wanted to be king, and Joffrey Baratheon, an actual king. Her beauty stands out as clearly as her cunning. (We hope you didn’t notice that we snuck her into the list because there are just too many beautiful women in the Game of Thrones series)
4. Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke)
Another character that needs no introduction, the Mother of Dragons made albino white hair so cool throughout the series. She portrayed a fierce kind of beauty that is difficult to overlook.
3. Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner)
The eventual Queen of the North, Sansa’s beauty haunted her all through the series. Her red hair, beautiful face and fair skin made her a ravishing sight.
2. Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel)
She went from servant to a free woman only to die in chains when her queen was on the threshold of victory. While her death pushed Daenerys over the edge, her beauty was a welcome sight for viewers, each opportunity they got (which was actually small).
1. Melisandre (Carice van Houten)
Another red-haired nicknamed “the Red Woman”, Melisandre is no. 1 on this because her character’s beauty is its main attribute. Okay, that and the fact that she is a priestess of R’hllor; a god that kills enemies with shadows and demand children sacrifice. These atrocities take nothing away from the fact that Melisandre is the most beautiful Game of Thrones actress.
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