For Game Of Thrones fans, the word “shame” will forever be associated with Septa Unella, popularly known as the “Shame Nun,” a devoted follower of the High Sparrow and of the Faith of the Seven.
But the actress who plays her, 41-year-old Hannah Waddingham, is nothing like the stiff, scary nun in real life. In fact, we bet you wouldn’t even recognize her if you walked past her down the street.
Are you ready? Here she is sans the medieval costume, and all glammed up:
Hannah has appeared in other TV shows, such as Coupling, Footballers’ Wives, My Family, Benidorm, and Partners In Crime, to name a few. She’s also a musical theater actress, known for her stunning performances in Spamalot, A Little Night Music, Into The Woods, and most recently, The Wizard of Oz as the Wicked Witch of the West. Her expertise helped her land a role in the 2012 movie remake of Les Misérables.
Below are more pictures of the English thespian and recent mom (she has a two-year-old daughter)—yep, Shame Nun is a Hot Mom.
So sorry about Speedo guy. Here's a Hannah singing video to make up for that horrifying image:
Photos via Hannah Waddingham, HBO, Anthony Harvey/Getty Images, Karwai Tang/WireImage, and Ollie Millington/WireImage