The English actress was 15 years old when she debuted as Sansa Stark in the first episode of “Game of Thrones,” which aired on April 17, 2011.
However, she was just 14 years old filming the first season, which began in July 2010, primarily in Belfast, Northern Ireland, with additional filming in Malta. Sophie Turner turned 15 on February 21, 2011.
Sophie Turner curls her red hair for a “Game Of Thrones” fan event held on June 28, 2016, at the Palafox cinema in Madrid (Credit: WENN / Sean Thorton / DyD Fotografos / Future Image)
When the last episode of the series was aired on May 19, 2019, she was 23 years old, marking the end of her eight-year run on the show.
Her character, who endured a great deal of violence throughout the series, transformed from a young girl to the icy Queen of the North.
In a May 2022 interview with The Cut, Turner shared how she coped with the heavy content on the show, saying that she expects to have some trauma “down the road.”
Despite having acted out violent scenes while underage, she developed a coping mechanism of having fun in between takes to avoid getting traumatized.
“I’m sure I’ll exhibit some symptoms of trauma down the road,” said Turner about the controversial sex scene she acted out at age 19.
Sophie Turner was 15 years old when she played Sansa Stark in the first episode of Game of Thrones and 23 years old in the last episode (Credit: HBO)
“At that age, I don’t think I could comprehend a lot of the scene matter. And the first few years, I had my mom with me because she was chaperoning me, so she would be very helpful and give me snacks.”
Sophie Turner’s stand-in and body double, Laura Butler, bears such a striking resemblance to the actress that some people on the set of Game of Thrones mistook her for Turner’s twin.
In an interview, Butler revealed that on one occasion, Turner’s boyfriend, Joe Jonas, even tried to kiss her, thinking she was Turner.
Turner got a tattoo of a direwolf, the sigil of House Stark, with the words “The Pack Survives” on her forearm.
Sophie Turner decided to get a tattoo on her left arm in 2018 as a tribute to her character Sansa Stark and the Stark family’s motto, “The pack survives” (Credit: Kathy Hutchins/ Shutterstock)
“Yeah, actually while I was getting it done, people advised me not to because it looked like I was giving everything away, but I wasn’t,” she told James Corden in May 2019 when asked if the tattoo is a spoiler.
“It’s just quote from last season. But everyone figures the pack really does survive, but it’s just a moral that I like to live by.”
Sophie Turner wears a white lace dress from Louis Vuitton to a “Game of Thrones” fan event (Credit: WENN / Sean Thorton / DyD Fotografos / Future Image)
For the Game of Thrones fan event in the Spanish capital, the then-20-year-old actress donned a white lace ruffle Louis Vuitton dress.
The ruffled dress featured sheer panels, long sleeves, and a high neckline.
Sophie Turner wears her red hair down and curled at a “Game of Thrones” fan event (Credit: WENN / Sean Thorton / DyD Fotografos / Future Image)
She accessorized with earrings and kept her makeup simple with eyeliner and mascara.
The tall actress wore her bright red hair down and curled.
Sophie Turner wears Louis Vuitton from head to toe on the blue carpet (Credit: WENN / Sean Thorton / DyD Fotografos / Future Image)
While you would typically expect a delicate white lace dress to be accompanied by a delicate pair of sandals, Sophie surprised everyone with her footwear choice.
Sophie Turner wears a white lace Louis Vuitton dress with a pair of black lace-up Louis Vuitton boots (Credit: WENN / Sean Thorton / DyD Fotografos / Future Image)
The actress opted to pair her frilly Louis Vuitton dress with black lace-up combat-style boots from the same French fashion house.
Sophie Turner wears black lace-up combat-style boots from the Louis Vuitton Fall 2016 Collection (Credit: WENN / Sean Thorton / DyD Fotografos / Future Image)
How do you like Sophie’s highly idiosyncratic ensemble? Would you dare to pair chunky black boots with a dainty ruffled white outfit?