Lagertha is the first wife of Ragnar Lothbrok. She is an Earl, a strong shield-maiden and a force to be reckoned with. She fights in the shield-wall alongside the men. She is independent and strong-willed both in protecting her family and accompanying Ragnar on some of his dangerous and daring raids.
Entertainment Weekly declared Katheryn Winnick’s role as “Lagertha” may be the “most exciting feminist character on TV.” Her portrayal of the fierce shield maiden has garnered her several impressive nominations including a nomination for a Critic’s Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2015), a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Performance by a Lead Dramatic Actress (2014), Best Actress in a Drama Series by the Women’s Image Network in both 2014 & 2015 and a Golden Maple Award nomination for Best Actress in a TV Series. In addition to these prestigious nominations, Winnick won the Serendipity Film’s Award of Excellence at the Banff World Media Festival in 2015.