Hothouse Hottie: Lena Headey (June 2013)

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Best known for her appearances in Games of Thrones, The Brothers Grimm and 300, this month’s Hothouse Hottie is British actress Lena Headey, whose hotly anticipated thriller The Purge came out at the end of last month.

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The Purge hit UK screens on the 31st May 2013 and focuses on a family that is held hostage for harbouring the target of a murderous organisation during ‘the Purge’, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legalised.

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The Bermuda-born babe’s first dalliance with horror was in 1995’s British black comedy The Grotesque opposite rock star Sting. Another 10 years passed before she starred in her next horror, The Cave, about a group of divers who become trapped in an underwater cave network, which also happens to be home to some grotesque, bloodthirsty creatures.

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A year later she takes on the role Queen Gorgo in the epic 300 alongside Gerard Butler where she proves that she knows how to work a toga.

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In 2008 she plays the role of radiologist Gina McVey in The Broken. The morning after the surprise birthday party for her father, she sees herself driving a car and follows her doppelganger back to her apartment. It is there that she discovers a photograph of her father and herself. While driving back, she has a car crash and loses part of her memory. Confused, she attempts to try and find out what is happened and unravels a very dark reality.

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The following year she plays the role of Cindy in Laid to Rest, a horror about a young girl who wakes up in a casket with a head injury and no recollection of who she is. She quickly realises she has been abducted by a crazed serial killer and attempts to outsmart her technologically-inclined captor.

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That same year she kicked ass as the title character in TV series, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles *swoons* and starred opposite Josh Lucas in Tell-Tale.

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In 2011 she birthed the character of Cersei Lannister in the awesome Games of Thrones, a television show about seven noble families and their battle for control of the mythical land of Westeros.

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She is currently filming the 300 sequel, 300 Rise of an Empire.

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Check out our previous Hothouse Hotties:

Alexandra Daddario (January 2013)

Teresa Palmer (February 2013)

Nora Arnezeder (March 2013)

Jessica Lucas (April 2013)

Katharine Isabelle (May 2013)

And a round-up of last year’s Hothouse Hotties:

Hothouse Hotties: Best of 2012

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