game of thrones actress emilia clarke with a wavy brunette bob

Emilia Clarke just debuted Khaleesi-inspired locks (& it’s for real this time!)

When Westeros meets real life!  

We can still remember the shock when we first discovered that Emilia Clarke (AKA Daenerys Targaryen, Khaleesi, Breaker of Chains, the Mother of Dragons etc. etc. — you get the idea) wasn’t actually blonde in real life. A natural brunette, the actress wears silvery white wigs to get into character for her role in Game of Thrones.

But yesterday, after 7 seasons of wigs, she revealed that she has finally taken the plunge and dyed her hair blonde for real! Find out what happened when Emilia met Daenerys, below…

Emilia Clarke’s Khaleesi transformation is complete!


Emilia Clarke's blonde selfie from Instagram
Emilia Clarke’s beautiful blonde selfie. Credit:

The elated star shared an excited snap of her freshly-bleached strands, writing “I done did it. Mother of dragons meet Emilia. Emilia meet mother of dragons.” She also went on to thank the creators of her signature wig for “at long last making this magical moment a reality”. Credit: @emilia_clarke

While she’s now a blondie, there is one telltale sign that we can use to differentiate between Emilia and her on-screen counterpart… In the photo we can see that her own locks are still cut to the lob-length style we’ve seen her rocking this year, while Daenerys is known for her ethereal, flowing mane.

The post proved popular with fans, amassing 1.7m likes (and counting) in less than a day and floods of comments. Fellow A-list blondie Karlie Kloss even joined in on the hype, commenting “Yessss girl❤️??‍♀️welcome to the platinum club!!! @emilia_clarke ?‍♀️”.

Honestly, we’d have to agree with Karlie on this one and all we can say now is season 8 of GOT can’t come soon enough!

Editor’s tip: Has Emilia’s tress transformation inspired you to try the lighter side of life? If so, we suggest you give the TONI&GUY Illuminate Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner combo a try to keep your blonde looking fresh.

This targeted hair care duo is specially formulated for blondies, enhancing vibrancy and shine on both natural and highlighted blondes.


If Emilia’s new hair has left you craving more Khaleesi-inspired hair ideas, get all the inspiration you need with these 9 striking silver blonde hair colours that the Mother of Dragons herself would totally approve of!

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