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Game of Thrones: Top Female Characters

Updated on August 29, 2017

The characters listed are those of some importance, be it in the past or in the current episodes. I try to list them according to their rank, either age or status. Click here for the list of male characters.

Spoiler warning: This list of Game of Thrones female characters is based on the latest episode of the TV series. Some of you might have not seen it, therefore some information might give away important plot points.

Daenerys Targaryen

House: Targaryen.
House sigil: Three-headed dragons.
House words: Fire and Blood.
Spouse: Khal Drogo (deceased).
Children: Rhaego (deceased).
Hair colour: Silvery-gold or platinum blond.
Eyes colour: Violet.

Played by: Emilia Clarke (British).

Cersei Lannister

House: Lannister.
House sigil: Lion.
House words: Hear Me Roar.
Spouse: Robert Baratheon (deceased), Jaime Lannister.
Children: Joffrey, Myrcella, Tommen.
Hair colour: Gold.
Eyes colour: Green.

Played by: Lena Headey (British).

Myrcella Baratheon (Deceased)

House: Baratheon.
House sigil: A lion and a stag (combined by her brother, Joffrey).
House words: Ours is the Fury.
Spouse: Trystane Martell (betrothed).
Children: -
Hair & eyes colour: Gold & green.

Played by: Aimee Richardson.

Margaery Tyrell (Deceased)

House: Tyrell
House sigil: A rose.
House words: Growing Strong.
Spouse: Renly baratheon (deceased), Joffrey Baratheon.
Children: -
Hair colour: Brown.
Eyes colour: Brown.

Played by: Natalie Dormer (British).

Olenna Tyrell (Deceased)

House: Tyrell
House sigil: A rose.
House words: Growing Strong.
Spouse: Luthor Tyrell (deceased).
Children: Mina, Mace, and Janna.
Hair colour: White (current).
Eyes colour: Brown.

Played by: Diana Rigg (British).

Catelyn Tully (deceased)

House: Tully
House sigil: A trout.
House words: Family, Duty, Honor.
Spouse: Eddard Stark
Children: Robb, Sansa, Arya, Brandon, and Rickon.
Hair colour: Auburn.
Eyes colour: Blue.

Played by: Michelle Fairley (British/Northern Irish).
Did you know: Michelle Fairley played in Harry Potter as Hermione Granger's mother.

Sansa and Arya Stark

House: Stark.
House sigil: Direwolf.
House words: Winter is coming.

Spouse & children: -
Hair colour: Auburn.
Eyes colour: Blue.

Played by: Sophie Turner.

Spouse & children: -
Hair colour: Brown
Eyes colour: Grey

Played by: Maisie Williams.


House: Tarth.
House sigil: Yellow suns on rose quartered with white crescents on azure.
House words: (Unknown).
Spouse: Humfrey Wagstaff (bethroted).
Children: -
Hair colour: Straw brown.
Eyes colour: Blue.

Played by: Gwendoline Christie

Talisa Maegyr (deceased)

Spouse: Robb Stark.
Children: -
Hair colour: Brown.
Eyes colour: Brown.

Played by: Oona Chaplin (Spanish).
Did you know: The actress is the granddaughter of filmmaker Charlie Chaplin and the great-granddaughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill.

Talisa Maegyr is a healer from Volantis. She only appears in the TV series, she replacing Jeyne Westerling as the love interest and wife of King Robb Stark. Her relation to Malaquo Maegyr, the sitting Tiger triarch in Volantis, is unknown so far. She was murdered during the Red Wedding.


Hair colour: Red.
Eyes colour: Blue.

Played by: Carice van Houten (Ducth).
Did you know: The actress is also a singer, and she has an album "See You On The Ice" that has nothing to do with A Song of Ice and Fire.

Melisandre, often called Melisandre of Asshai, is an eastern priestess and a close advisor of Stannis Baratheon. Melisandre recalls that as a small child, she was a slave named "Melony". She was sold at a young age to the temple of the Lord of Light in Asshai, eventually rising to become a priestess, and thus has spent most of her life in the service of the religion.

Shae (Deceased)

Hair colour: Dark brown/black.
Eyes colour: Brown.

Played by: Sibel Kekilli (German).

Shae is a prostitute who has begun an exclusive relationship with Tyrion Lannister during the time when he was fighting with his father, Tywin Lannister's army during the Battle of the Green Fork. When he is sent to King's Landing to be acting Hand of the King, he takes Shae with him as his mistress and she lives with him at the Tower of the Hand. The only person who knows she is there is Varys the Master of Whisperers. Tyrion arranged for her to work as a handmaiden to Sansa Stark, where she becomes Sansa's confidant.

Ygritte (Deceased)

Hair colour: Red.
Eyes colour: Blue.

Played by: Rose Leslie (Scottish).
Did you know: In real life, Rose Leslie is a highborn. Her father is the Aberdeenshire Chieftain of Clan Leslie and her family owns their own castle.

Ygritte is a woman of the Free Folk who lives north of the Wall. She is part of the force under the leadership of Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall. In later episode, she becomes Jon Snow's lover, or as the wildling call it, a spearwife.

Osha (Deceased)

Hair colour: Brown.
Eyes colour: Brown.

Played by: Natalia Tena (British).
Did you know: Natalia Tena also played in Harry Potter sag as Nymphadora Tonks.

Osha is a woman of the Free Folk, now in service to House Stark at Winterfell. After the Sack of Winterfell, Osha helps Bran and Rickon escape, along with their direwolves, the Reed siblings, and Hodor.

Ross (Deceased)

Hair colour: Red.
Eyes colour: Dark blue.

Played by: Esmé Bianco (British).
Did you know: The actress is also a burlesque/cabaret performer.

Ros is a prostitute and renowned beauty. Originally working in a brothel at Winterfell, on the eve of the outbreak of the War of the Five Kings Ros relocates to the capital city of King's Landing, where she finds employment at the high-class brothel of Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish. She was given to King Joffrey as cross-bow target when Baelish found out she has been betraying him.

The Handmaidens

Irri (deceased)

Hair colour: Black.
Eyes colour: Dark brown.

Played by: Amrita Acharia.
Did you know: The actress is a Norwegian actress with Ukrainian and Nepalese background.

Irri is a young Dothraki woman who was given to Daenerys Targaryen as a handmaiden, along with Jhiqui and Doreah. She teaches Daenerys the Dothraki language and customs. She swears fealty to Daenerys following the death of Khal Drogo and the birth of the dragons. She is murdered by Doreah during the theft of the dragons in Qarth.

Doreah (deceased?)

Hair colour: Dark brown.
Eyes colour: Hazel.

Played by: Roxanne McKee (Canadian-born British).

Doreah was a concubine in one of the "pleasure houses" of the Free City of Lys. She was later bought by Illyrio Mopatis and moved to his mansion in the city of Pentos. She was given to Daenerys Targaryen as handmaiden. Dany locked her up with Xaro Xhoan Daxos and it is unknown whether she survived.

Jhiqui (deceased)

Hair colour: Black.
Eyes colour: Dark brown.

Played by: Sarita Piotrowski (British).
Did you know: The actress is also a trained dancer

Jhiqui is a young Dothraki woman who is given to Daenerys Targaryen as a handmaiden, along with Irri and Doreah. Jhiqui doesn't say much, and comes across as silent and obedient. She passed away during the crossing of Red Waste.


Hair colour: Brown.
Eyes colour: Dark brown.

Played by: Nathalie Emmanuel (British).

Missandei is a slave, born on the island of Naath in the Summer Sea, off the coast of the continent of Sothoryos. She was enslaved at a young age and currently serves Kraznys mo Nakloz, one of the Good Masters of Astapor.


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