The Way Game of Thrones Characters Look in Real Life

Cersei Lannister

The first child and lone daughter of Tywin Lannister has remained a prominent antagonist in the Game of Thrones series. Cold and calculated, Cersei uses her wit and knowledge that she’s gained from growing up in a royal family to eliminate all that stand in her way. She’s viewed as a ruthless and evil leader, but her motives are always driven with her family name in mind.

Lena Headey

The 43-year old actress was born in the British territory of Bermuda, but currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Headey’s earliest work was a film in 1992 named Waterland – which was directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal (father of Jake and Maggie). Since then, she’s been heavily active in the industry, starring in the 1994 adaptation of The Jungle Book, 300, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.


One of Mance Raider’s deadliest followers, Ygritte is a wildling that specializes in archery and general butt-kicking. The red-haired marksman is first introduced to the show when Jon Snow begins his adventures north of the Wall, and the two develop an intense chemistry. After parting ways, Ygritte and Jon have a fatal encounter at Castle Black, where she is eventually killed by – of course – an arrow.

Rose Leslie

Leslie was originally born in Scotland, but has since made London, England her permanent residence. Her natural red locks made her perfect for portraying the role of Ygritte. Since her role in Thrones, Leslie has been featured in The Last Witch Hunter with Vin Diesel and Elijah Wood, as well as CBS All Access original The Good Fight.

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