Cersei Lannister From 'Game Of Thrones' Looks Totally Different In Real Life

by Ani Bundel

For those who might not be aware, Game of Thrones' official timeline supposedly takes place over a period of three years -- Westeros-length years, that is.

The six seasons of TV feel like a lifetime though, and for some characters, their looks have changed radically as the show has gone on.

Let us recall how Cersei Lannister looked when we first met her in the year 298 AC.


Long blonde hair, done up in the "Southron style" with twist braids down the sides.

Though she's wearing the Baratheon gold and browns of her husband's house, underneath, the Lannister red lurks, waiting to break out. Which it did, just as soon as that pesky husband of her died.


Compare these looks to the one she sported at the end of Season 6 last year.

Dressed in all black, to reflect the interior of her heart, with a pixie cut which would make Mia Farrow weep with envy.

Although Cersei seems to change her looks as often as Dany adds cities to her "just conquered list," they're still fantastic disguises that what actress Lena Headey looks like in real life.

Yes, unlike Cersei, Lena Headey is dark haired. The only resemblance to our thoroughly modern Cersei is Headey has a fondness for pixie cuts.

Perhaps she's rubbing off on her character a little after all these years?

Then again, maybe not.

Check them out side by side:


One thing we can see from Headey's Instagram picture on the right: she's got the same intensity as Cersei.

But when it comes to Season 7, Headey doesn't think Cersei's got too much of a shot at remaining Queen of the Andals.

I'm left to wonder who's going to take her down. She may only be there for a second... Not a chance in hell [she'll stay on the Iron Throne]. It's a moment of punctuation in the madness.

We're looking forward to more madness come next season. Game of Thrones arrives July 16, 2017 on HBO at 9 p.m. ET.