There are plenty of reasons to enjoy the television series Game of Thrones, but let’s be honest here and admit that plenty of people aren’t hating on the beautiful women that have occupied some time in Westeros.
But as gorgeous as the women look in Westeros, they’re also surely going to drop your jaw to the floor with some of the other acting roles that they’ve stepped into. Many of which feature scenes that may be racy even for Game of Thrones standards!
Below we have some of the hottest screenshots, from some of the hottest roles that any Game of Thrones fan will be sure to love, as well as giving you several new movies or television series’ that you never knew you wanted to see until now.
We’ll also cap it all off with an unforgettable photo of Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke from a Vanity Fair photo shoot that features them looking gorgeous in the characters that we know you’ve grown to love.
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16. Nathalie Emmanuel – Fast And The Furious 7
The Fast and the Furious franchise may be a hotbed for testosterone, but you’d be doing yourself a disservice to also not take a moment and think about all the beautiful women that have put their mark on the series.
None perhaps more beautiful than Nathalie Emmanuel who you may have fallen in love with for her portrayal of Missandei.
While she looks beautiful near the water on Game of Thrones, we don’t think they’re going to be putting her in a bikini like we see above anytime soon. Emmanuel is no stranger to being part of big projects, as she is also scheduled to reprise her role in the upcoming Maze Runner film as well.
15. Emilia Clarke – Voice From The Stone
Emilia Clarke takes you all the way back to the 1950s for her recent thriller Voice from the Stone. Unfortunately for Clarke however, the movie seems to be missing with critics and is currently sitting at 29% on RottenTomatoes.
We’re sure if Clarke finds herself in some tricky situations in the movie that she’ll be wishing she had her dragons on hand to help out! One thing that Game of Thrones fans is not unfamiliar with is the sight of a naked Emilia Clarke, which you’ll also get to glance at with this most recent movie.
As a fun fact, Clarke previously turned down the role in the 50 Shades of Grey franchise because she didn’t want to only be known for showing off her body, so at the very least you can be confident that Clarke felt the nudity was definitely required for this film.
14. Natalie Dormer – The Tudors
If you find yourself really missing Natalie Dormer in Game of Thrones, we’re sure you’ll have a great time checking her out in The Tudors. Playing the role of Anne Boleyn, Dormer appears in 21 episodes and like her character in Thrones, also feels comfortable baring it all for the camera.
It was one of Dormer’s first big breaks as an actress and surely made her an excellent candidate when the casting for Margaery Tyrell went out.
When talking about the role in a past interview, Dormer admitted it was the first time she felt like she had made it as an actress
“When I got The Tudors. I was like: ‘Oh god! I can make a living out of this!’ I’d done things before, but any actor, regardless of where they are in their career, is scared they’ll never work again. It’s a profound fear.”
13. Sophie Turner – Another Me
Sophie Turner will keep you on the edge of your seat for her thriller Another Me which see’s her being tormented by another person that happens to look just like her
“It was quite the task. The thing was that because the version in ‘Another Me’ is kind of the evil version of my character, I really didn’t want to make her like the evil bad guy. I wanted to make it kind of ambiguous as to whether this one was going to be good or bad,” said Turner.
Even if you aren’t a huge fan of psychological thrillers, we’re sure you’d love to see Sophie Turner look like she’s attending school; something that is definitely not happening in Westeros.
12. Nathalie Emmanuel – Hollyoaks
Hollyoaks is one of the most successful British soap operas of all-time, having aired over 4,500 episodes since premiering way back in 1995.
With so many episodes there have understandably been numerous cast members coming in and out, one of which was Nathaniel Emmanuel who appeared in close to 200 episodes from 2007-2010.
Emmanuel definitely wouldn’t be getting up to the same types of shenanigans in Westeros as she did on the show, as her character often partied with various drugs including heroin.
11. Emilia Clarke – Terminator: Genisys
Emilia Clarke is certainly a badass on Game of Thrones, but you can’t exactly expect her to be busting out some guns the way that she could for her role of Sarah Connor in the 2015 film Terminator: Genisys.
While the movie was able to bring in over $400 million, Paramount studios were still not pleased with the results and despite it intending to be the first of a new series, they canceled the remaining plans.
The fact that Clarke also came out and said she wouldn’t do anymore definitely didn’t help things!
Schwarzenegger has come out recently and said he’d love to do another Terminator movie, so for fans of the series, at least all hope is not lost.
10. Sophie Turner – X:Men: Apocalypse
While you may love the idea of getting up close and personal with Sophie Turner in real life, you may have 2nd thoughts about her character Jean Grey. After all, Jean Grey can read your mind and that may end up being an incredibly difficult trait to have in a partner!
While X: Men: Apocalypse wasn’t as successful with critics as the previous instalment Days of Future Past, we’re sure the inclusion of Turner helped the film bring in over $500 million at the box office.
9. Natalie Dormer – Sherlock
Natalie Dormer may have played some cunning characters in the past, but you definitely don’t want to mess with her when she steps into the role of Jamie Moriarty in the television series Sherlock.
On top of not being afraid to get her hands dirty, Dormer’s character also took on the persona Irene Adler and engaged in a 7-month relationship with Sherlock prior to faking her own death; which you can understand led to some emotional issues on Sherlock’s end (especially when he put the pieces together).
8. Emilia Clarke – Me Before You
It’s clear that the people involved with the advertising of Me Before You knew that Emilia Clarke looked ravishing in the red dress that we have pictured for you above, after all, you can see Clarke wearing the dress in most of the posters.
But as beautiful as she looks on the poster, perhaps you’ll agree she looks even more captivating in the photo that we’ve selected for you.
The costume designer Jill Taylor has opened up more in a past interview about the inspiration behind the dress,
“She started off very quirky and kooky, and as she gets involved in Will’s world, she wants to conform a little bit. He’s taking her to a concert, which is not her world at all, so she wants to look the part. That’s how the red dress came about. It’s based on a 1950s prom dress.”
7. Nathalie Emmanuel – Misfits
If you are looking for a television series to binge-watch, you may find yourself really enjoying Misfits which ran from 2009-2013. While Nathalie Emmanuel only makes a brief appearance in the series, even if the role gave us this above photo which we’re sure you agree is plenty hot, the series stars Iwan Rheon who you’ll recognize (…and hate) as Ramsay.
While you also aren’t going to be able to tell with the above photo, the above scene also finishes with Emmanuel giving a big yawn as she turns and leaves the room; allowing the audience to get a look at her booty sans underwear.
6. Emilia Clarke – Me Before You
If we’re being honest, the movie Me Before You definitely may not be the most entertaining movie out there. Especially if you’re used to checking out Emilia Clarke surrounded by a lot more action and badassery, but one thing the movie does have going for it that you won’t find in Westeros is Emilia Clarke in a swimsuit!
When talking about the movie, Clarke admitted she was drawn to how similar she was to the main character,
“I was really lucky ’cause Lou is kind of like me. So that’s one of the biggest things when I first read the book and the script. So I was like, “That’s just … She’s got my surname as well! That’s just so much … Yeah!” So that was not very much acting really for this one. The other stuff’s acting really.”
5. Natalie Dormer – Rush
Natalie Dormer is no stranger to showing off her body for a role and she does it yet again with the movie Rush which also stars Chris Hemsworth.
When talking about the film, it gave Dormer a chance to open up about how she feels baring it all and it may not be as comfortable as you think
“It’s always a bit traumatic. Being comfortable with your body is not the same thing as feeling completely at ease doing a sex scene. I’m comfortable with my body, but to do nudity [as part of your job] is sometimes not as easy as you’d like it to be.”
4. Carice Van Houten – Blackbook
Don’t be mistaken, the beautiful blonde in the above photo is, in fact, Carice Van Houten from her 2006 film Blackbook. While you’re plenty customed to seeing all of Houten on Game of Thrones, that also ends up being the case in this film with several racy moments featuring Houten.
When talking about her comfortability with baring it all on-screen, Houten responded
“I think it has to do with the fact that I’m Dutch. I’m serious because we are more used to nudity in films. We are not as shy in that sense.”
3. Emilia Clarke – Triassic Park
You definitely wouldn’t be the only person out there if you’ve never seen (or heard of!) Emilia Clarke‘s 2010 movie Triassic Park.
In fact, when she was interviewed about the movie and the interviewer mentioned enjoying it; Clarke inquired on if he was being sarcastic.
Yet while the movie failed to make a splash anywhere (including the fact that it was produced for SyFy television), at least Clarke wears a swimsuit and made a splash in some water!
“An amazing experience, just learning on the job, which is the best way. Then I did an advert for the Samaritans and then I did Game of Thrones. So it was quite a leap,” said Clarke when talking about the role.
2. Lena Headey – 300
Lena Headey is no stranger to being a strong-willed woman, take for instance her time in the film franchise 300 in which she takes on the role of Queen Gorgo.
While Headey does end up baring it all in one of the films, the movie is also known for the sheer volume of muscular half-naked men that were the Spartan army.
When talking about working with so much flesh, Headey said,
“It’s just a big group and it was like having loads of brothers wearing nothing. So, you know, the first few days were kind of strange. Then you think actually it’s a role reversal. We get to wear the clothes for a change, which is not a bad thing in my book.”
1. The Vanity Fair Photoshoot
This list has been full of some of the hottest moments from the women of Game of Thrones film career, but with our #1 entry we decided to do something a little bit different and include part of the cover from a 2014 issue of Vanity Fair which featured a photoshoot of the cast in full costume.
At the time, the series had been awarded 10 Emmys; they now have 38 making it the most successful scripted television show of all time and we’re sure they’re prepared to continue living up to everyone’s expectations.
We’re sure the people at Vanity Fair would be all about the idea of getting the cast and crew back for another photo shoot before it is too late, especially because there is only so much time before our favorite series goes off the air!