Vikings has been running for six seasons now and it just seems to be getting better. The great thing about the show is that it shows how barbaric both men and women were back then. It wasn’t just the men that were the warriors; there were some seriously badass women that went to war with their husbands and kicked some serious butt.
If you like watching somewhat historical TV shows with beautiful men and women, then this is the show for you. Vikings are fierce warriors, at one point in history, they were the most feared people in the world. They are brutal and almost heartless when they go after what they want. The lead in the TV series, Ragnar Lothbrok, has a pretty insane history, and legend has it that he was the most feared viking of them all. The show is set in beautiful Ireland and the landscape alone is a reason to tune in.
We’re here to talk about the females, though, because if you are all about female empowerment and have a thing for strong women, then you are sure to love Vikings. These women don’t mess around — they are fierce and smoking hot. Lagertha is the former wife of Ragnar and, not only is she a warrior, but she also builds a kingdom of her own. And did we mention that she’s stunning? If you've been dying to see the ladies of Vikings, then read on and stare in awe at our favourite female Vikings.
15 Alyssa Sutherland: Queen Aslaug
Alyssa Sutherland’s acting career was slow until she got the role in Vikings and made such an impression, that she also got one of the leads in The Mist, a series based on a Stephen King novel. She’s a fox there’s no doubt about that; a beautiful redhead that has a unique look to her. Not only does she enjoy acting, but she’s into modelling as well. We can certainly see why; she has the perfect body and unique face for it. “I enjoy collaborating with creative people and trying to get the best image possible to convey a feeling or story. Plus, I get flown all over the world to exotic places. How can you lose interest in that? It's a great lifestyle. I can take vacations whenever I want, and no two shoots are ever the same.” It certainly sounds like a great lifestyle.
14 Jennie Jacques: Judith
This girl is new to the scene and she’s actually from England. We would love to see this girl on the big screen, so hopefully this gets her there. She has a rosy complexion with some stunning red hair and fierce blue eyes. She’s a beauty from top to bottom. She has been in a lot of TV shows over the years like The Bill, Desperate Romantics, Father Brown, WPC 56, and most notably Vikings and Delivery Man. She will also be seen in the TV series The No Hopers which is still in pre-production. Being on Vikings has certainly helped this girl's career, and we look forward to seeing what else she comes out with this year.
13 Katheryn Winnick: Queen Lagertha
We love black and white photos, especially this one that shows off Katheryn Winnick amazing assets. That blonde hair and blue eyes are truly striking. We just can’t get enough of this amazing Viking; she’s the perfect warrior to match any man on the show. She’s literally not scared of anything on the show or in real life. You might be surprised to find that she's Canadian born from Toronto, Ontario. Katheryn is pretty proud of her character on the show and what she represents for women everywhere. She believes “her role as Lagertha may be the most exciting feminist character on TV." We would have to agree because she’s a pretty great character who is strong in every way.
12 Alyssa Sutherland: Queen Aslaug
We had a love/hate relationship with Queen Aslaug at first because although she was an awesome and beautiful queen, she was also the reason that the marriage between Lagertha and Ragnar ended. We thought they were a strong and amazing couple until Ragnar cheated on Lagertha with Queen Aslaug. Vikings weren’t exactly known for being faithful. We have to give it to Lagertha, though, for not staying with her cheating man. “Viking women, if they were left behind, were ruling their town. They were earls in their own right; they owned land in their own right. They could divorce their husbands if they wanted to. All of those wonderful allowances that were made for women in the Viking culture weren't really part of the Christian culture at the time.”
11 Katheryn Winnick: Lagertha
Katheryn Winnick plays the lead female role in Vikings and she is truly remarkable. She takes very good care of herself because she needs to for her role. She spends a lot of her time in the gym and it's definitely noticeable. Prior to Vikings, she was in the TV series Bones and was recently in the Stephen King horror flick The Dark Tower. You may think that Katheryn’s skills come from her time training for the show, but that’s not the case. This girl has some serious skills and she’s actually a licensed bodyguard. “I'm a third-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and second degree in karate, and I'm a licensed bodyguard.” Who is this girl? She’s a warrior, that’s who.
10 Jessalyn Gilsig: Siggy Haraldson
Jessalyn Gilsig is another Canadian artist that has been rocking it in Hollywood. She is stunning in this black-and-white photo with her long flowing hair and those intense eyes. She’s a total babe and we can’t get over how gorgeous the cast of Vikings is. She graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She has a huge theatre background, too, which is how she started out in Hollywood. She has great respect for all aspects of acting and everything that goes on behind the scenes. “I think that everybody's worked on shows where you feel like maybe a divide has happened between the talent and the crew. Those are the hardest jobs to do your best in because, as you're performing, you're aware that the people around you because they haven't been afforded the respect that they deserve, they're not as invested.”
9 Josefin Asplund: Astrid
We love how exotic Josefin looks and that’s probably why she makes a great Viking. She has been killing it on the show! These women are all exotic looking and she is no different. We love this casual photo that shows off her big eyes and pouty lips. You might recognize this exotic beauty from the movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo which was actually her first movie in 2011. Since then, she hasn’t done a whole lot, but she has appeared in TV shows such as the French series Sept Nains et Moi, as well as Vikings. She will also be in another TV series called Conspiracy of Silence in 2018. She plays a pretty badass character and we look forward to seeing what this girl is going to pull off in the future.
8 Katheryn Winnick’s Female Journey
This babe is out of control in her personal life; there is nothing that this girl is scared of and that’s why she is able to play the strong role of Lagertha. With this face and this bod, you would never guess she's 39. She loves the empowering character that she plays on Vikings. Michael Hirst, the creator of the show, also adores her as a person and the character she plays. “She’s also gone on this amazing female journey in which she’s gone from farmer’s wife [who’s] happily married with kids, to being betrayed, to being in an abusive relationship, to having power, to having power taken away from her by men, to having to fight her way back, to having to lose her baby again. She is the soul of the show and I need her.”
7 Alyssa Sutherland Rocks The Runway
Alyssa is a double threat in the entertainment industry because she can do both acting and modelling at the same time. She actually started in the industry as a model at the age of 15. She had her big acting break after her Vogue Australia covers. They loved her so much that she started getting more work. We can see why, she’s absolutely stunning. She decided to make the move to New York City where she started booking jobs with companies like Calvin Klein, Chanel, Ralph Lauren and Bulgari. You have probably seen her on covers of magazines such as Glamour, Vogue, Marie Claire, ELLE, and Harper’s Bazaar. It looks like her career is more than glamorous and we look forward to seeing how she improves in both industries.
6 Sexy Jessalyn Gilsig
We love this outfit on the sexy Jessalyn Gilsig because it shows off her incredible body. She has the perfect exotic look for Vikings and as you can see, she is quite the looker. Jessalyn Gilsig has been in the industry for a long time and she has been involved in some serious projects over the years. She's been in a number of awesome TV shows such as Boston Public, NYPD Blue, Prison Break, Friday Night Lights, CSI: NY, Nip/Tuck, Heroes, Imaginary Bitches, Glee, Vikings, and Scandal. As you can see, this woman has been everywhere and we can't get enough of her. She’s only been in a handful of movies and none of them were big budget, but she is the queen of TV. We think that she was the perfect fit for Vikings and we can’t wait to see what she has beyond the TV show Scandal.
5 The Karate Kid
We still can’t believe that this gorgeous woman has such a strong background in martial arts. She started her martial arts career at the tender age of seven and she has a serious kick. Her colleagues can’t seem to get enough of her and it’s pretty obvious why. She is the perfect person to play Lagertha in Vikings. This girl is pretty smart and can speak many different languages like Ukrainian, English, Russian, French, and Italian. Vikings have their own language, so being the professional that she is, Katheryn also learned how to speak Old Norse. Impressed yet?
4 Morgane Polanski: Princess Gisla
Morgane Polanski hasn’t been on the scene for very long, but she’s still a seriously strong actress. She came on the scene in The Pianist in 2002 and has been working hard ever since. She was working in the industry for many years, but didn’t really get much of a break until Vikings. Since then, we've really seen what this girl has to offer. And in case you didn't know, her father is actually Roman Polanski, a famous director in the movie industry. She has actually directed her own movie called The Understudy, which she originally hid from her father.
3 Alicia Agneson: Freydis
Alicia Agneson is all over social media; she’s definitely making use of her fame. She announces on her social media accounts every time that she's a newspaper or magazine, and walks around town like a socialite. As you can see, she loves traveling by helicopter and she says that it’s much better than traveling by Uber. She’s a Swedish actress and Vikings is her first gig, ever. She is still on the show and will hopefully have a long run. She’s a beauty, and going through her pictures, it was hard to find a bad one.
2 Gaia Weiss: Porunn
Gaia Weiss is a gorgeous blonde who has found a balance between acting and modelling. We love this vintage-inspired shoot because it shows off her curves in all the right ways, and her face is stunning. She got her big break with Vikings, but is sadly no longer on the show. Since then, she has been in three movies, Accidental Family, Overdrive and We Are Boats, which is still in pre-production. This girl has a great look so we are hoping that she goes far in Hollywood.
1 Karen Hassan: Therese
Karen Hassan is a goddess, and it’s just that exotic look that the producers of Vikings really loved. She is actually an Irish-born actress, so working in Ireland was perfect for her. Karen Hassan has been killing it in the TV industry. If you haven’t recognized her already, then you might remember her in Casualty, Hollyoaks Later, Hollyoaks, Sketchy with Diarmuid Corr, Suspects, and The Fall. Although she’s had a great run, we haven’t seen a whole lot from her in 2017. We're hoping she's just taking a break and will grace the small screen soon enough.