HBO’s fantasy-drama TV series is garnered a lot of praise across the world. Yes, the plot is great, the music is awesome but it was all the explicit sex scenes that really got most people hooked onto the show. What if I were to tell you that some of the actresses on Game of Thrones were pornstars? When the news had first come out, some had questioned the integrity of the show. But, is it really a big deal? Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, who portrays The Mountain on the show, wasn’t even an actor before he was cast for the role. There are so many actors out there who work a day job to make ends meet so, why is it controversial for someone to be working in the adult industry? Besides, Game of Thrones has always been a progressive show. And, I bet you’re still wondering if Emilia Clarke is one of these actresses, aren’t you? *sigh* Well, she’s not.

Remember Shae, the whore Tyrion Lannister fell in love with? Yes, the one who slept with Tyrion’s father and then got strangled to death. The actress who portrays the character, Sibel Kekilli, has worked in pornographic films before she landed a role in the Germen-Turkish drama film, Head-On. It was her first movie and being a success, Kekilli was thrown into the limelight. Shortly after she became famous, a report in German newspaper Bild-Zeitung unveiled Kekilli’s previous work in the porn industry.

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Sibel Kekilli

She had worked in several films under the stage name “Dilara”. The news soon became a sensation and as a result, Kekilli’s parents detached themselves from her. Since then, she has proven her mettle and talent in the business. Her skills led her to be awarded two Lola awards, the most prestigious award in Germany. Not to mention she got cast in the greatest show of all time!

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Sahara Knite

Another female Game of Thrones actress who has worked in the adult industry in the past is Saeeda Vorajee. Vorajee played the role of one of the whores working at a brothel in King Landing. In the adult industry, she is better known by her stage-name, Sahara Knite. She used to work in the fashion industry but later, she switched to porn at the age of 30.

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Aeryn Walker

In Game of Thrones season 4, pornstar Aeryn Walker had appeared as one of the wives of Craster. He was a wildling who stayed beyond the wall and would lay with his own daughters. After her short stint on the show, Walker continued to work as a pornstar. Her work on Game of Thrones only managed to boost her porn career. Her website now attracts a lot of visitors from the geek community.

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Maisie Dee

Another one of Littlefinger’s whores was played by a real-life porn star. Maisie Dee appeared as Daisy on Game of Thrones in the episode ‘The North Remembers’, the first episode of season 2. She went to play a background character in a few other episodes.

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Samantha Bentley

Samantha Bentley aka Samantha McEwan was featured in season 4 where she played an unnamed whore in the bathhouse scene in one of the episodes. The actress reappeared on the show in the next season where she played two other characters. One of those characters was the Volantene prostitute dressed as the “Mother of Dragons”.

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Jessica Jensen

Pornstar Jessica Jensen played a nameless, nude woman in the background in season 3. She later returned to the show in season 6 and was featured in the episode Book of the Stranger.

If choosing someone with a porn background didn’t bother the casting directors, it shouldn’t be of any concern to the audience. An actor’s talent reflects in their work, especially for Sibel Kekilli, who has evolved as a true artist over the years. It is not that pornography is any less of a job or one that it is something to be ashamed of, and these actresses prove that.