This week's Rule 5 selectee:
Carice Anouk van Houten is a Dutch actress and singer (born 5 September 1976 in Leiderdorp). Her first leading role in the television film Suzy Q (1999) won her the Golden Calf for Best Acting in a Television Drama; two years later, she won the Golden Calf for Best Actress for Miss Minoes (2001).
She gained widespread recognition for her performance in Black Book (2006), the most commercially successful Dutch film to date, for which she won her second Golden Calf for Best Actress, in addition to nominations from the Chicago Film Critics Association, the European Film Academy, and the Online Film Critics Society. She was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for Valkyrie (2008), and won her fourth and fifth Golden Calf Awards for Best Actress for The Happy Housewife (2010) and Black Butterflies (2011). Her other notable English-language performances include Repo Men (2010), Black Death (2010), and Brimstone (2016).
Van Houten received international recognition for her role as Melisandre on the HBO television series Game of Thrones (2012–2019), for which she received nominations for two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
Van Houten was brought up watching silent films and in an interview she professed to prefer playing scenes without dialogue. Van Houten went to the St. Bonifatiuscollege (high school) in Utrecht, where she played the leading role in Hugo Claus' Tijl Uilenspieghel, directed by Ad Migchielsen. Van Houten studied briefly at the Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts but continued her professional education after one year at the Kleinkunstacademie in Amsterdam
I always thought Melisandre was one of the more mysterious and morally ambiguous characters on GOT.
Some NSFW from GOT and Happy Housewife.
Linked at Pirate's Cove in the weekly Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup.
The Wombat has Rule 5 Sunday: Mrs. Verlander Goes To New York and FMJRA 2.0: Mental Door ready on time and under budget at The Other McCain.