Sizzling Hot! The Women of Spartacus

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On a show that is known for ultra-violent gladiator battles, the women of Spartacus television series do not take a backseat to their male counterparts. Set in approximately 72 – 71 BC, women, like the men, are unhindered by Christian puritanical values and will scheme, betray, maim, slaughter, seduce or all of the above in their pursuit of power, wealth, societal status, freedom, love and vengeance. Unlike passive female characters on other television series, the women of Spartacus are the living embodiment of deception, sexual depravity, courage and tenacity.

For those that have never watched Spartacus, the character descriptions below, some of which intentionally sound like cheesy personal ads, are light on major spoilers, if any at all. However, the Best Kills section will contain spoilers but can only be viewed by hovering over it with your mouse. Caution: Some images may be too hot and provocative for you. Can you handle the hotness of Spartacus’ women? Find out below.

Katrina Law as Mira

Courtesy IGN

Courtesy IGN

A slave in the House of Batiatus who becomes Spartacus’ closest confidant. We first meet Mira when she is sent to Spartacus’ quarters with instructions to seduce him; failure in her task will result in punishment by death. Mira is played by New Jersey born actress Katrina Law, known for TV series such as The Resistance and featured in IGN’s Babeology. Law’s favorite body part on a man are strong muscular hands: “I like when you can tell that a man works out or plays hard. It gives him a bit of a rough edge.”

Mira’s Best Kill: Hover Here For Spoiler

Viva Bianca as Ilithyia

Spoiled, devious and ambitious are just a few words to describe Ilithyia, the wife of a high-ranking Roman official who enslaves Spartacus. If she is not actively plotting an adversary’s demise it is only because she is using them to climb the social hierarchy. Like most high-born Romans, Ilithyia is very hygienic and is often seen bathing alone or with her husband, friends, and servants alike. Ilithyia is played by Australian actress Viva Bianca. In an interview, Bianca revealed “I had no idea that she would emerge as the villain … As you might recall she began as this bratty princess on the show, but the part just kept growing and twisting and unraveling”.

Ilithyia’s Best Kill: Hover Here For Spoiler

Lucy Lawless as Lucretia

Lucretia has proven to be a master manipulator and supportive wife to Quintus Batiatus, owner of a gladiator training school. Her primary motivation is to help her husband ascend the social ranks and to accrue wealth as Domina of the House of Batiatus. She is known to satiate her most carnal desires by exploring intimate relations with woman and secret liaisons with her gladiator sex slave. Actress Lucy Lawless is best known for her iconic role as Xena: Warrior Princess and later in Battlestar Galactica (2005- 2009). Lawless is an environmental activist and was arrested in June 2012 for protesting aboard an oil-drilling ship in her native country of New Zealand.

Lucretia’s Best Kill: Hover Here For Spoiler

Lesley-Ann Brandt and Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Naevia

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Born into slavery, Naevia is Lucretia’s personal handmaiden. Lucretia generally treats Naevia with respect and is very protective of her slave’s virginity. Things get complicated when Naevia develops feelings for a gladiator; the same gladiator that is having an affair with her Domina. Naevia is played by South African actress Lesley-Ann Brandt. When Brandt decided not to renew her contract in order to explore other acting opportunities, she was replaced by Cynthia Addai-Robinson. According to IGN biography, Robinson was born in London and studied at the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

Cynthia Addai-Robinson

Naevia’s Best Kill: Hover Here For Spoiler

Ellen Hollman as Saxa

Courtesy Maxim

Courtesy Maxim

Rescued from a slave ship in Neapolis, Saxa originally hails from east of the Royne River, in the area now known as Germany. Saxa is an athletic, battle-tested warrior and is proficient with the reversed double daggers. Her spare time is often spent wrestling and drinking with her fellow country men. Saxa is played by Michigan state native Ellen Hollman who has appeared on TV shows such as Medium, Criminal Minds and Weeds. In an interview, Hollman revealed her Hollywood crush is Mike Rowe from the show “Dirty Jobs”: “Oh, my God. He’s my biggest crush. I would climb through a sewer for him. I’d do anything for that man.”

Saxa’s Best Kill: Hover Here For Spoiler

Anna Hutchison as Laeta

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Laeta is a new addition to the cast in the forthcoming Spartacus: War of the Damned series. According to a blurb from a press release, Laeta is a wife of a Roman dignitary who becomes entangled in the struggle against Spartacus. Tapped for the role is New Zealand actress Anna Hutchison, co-star of the horror flick ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ and TV series ‘Power Rangers Jungle Fury’. You can read my spoiler free movie review of The Cabin In the Woods: ‘Subverting the horror movie tropes in the world we live in’ by clicking here.

Laeta’s Best Kill: Hover Here For Spoiler

Keep On Watching

If you’re interested in catching up on this series, start with Spartacus: Blood and Sand. It takes a few episodes for the story to get going, but if you stick with it you’ll be hooked. After that, watch the prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena followed by Spartacus: Vengeance. The final installment of the series is Spartacus: War of the Damned began airing in January 2013 on Starz TV. Read my in-depth Spartacus: Vengeance episode recaps and reviews here.

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Posted on September 1, 2012, in Spartacus Vengeance, Spartacus War Of The Damned, Television and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Some truly beautiful women. Nice article!

  2. Viva Bianca is half polish – half australian, her real name is Viva Skubiszewski. Her father is famous music composer who left Poland in 1974, and moved to Australia.

  3. They look so different than the show.

  4. Wow – Super Hot – Only in My Fantasies

  5. Great piece, I half thought about doing a similar piece on the ladies from Game of Thrones, but felt it’s a slippery slope to my blog becoming just about delectable ladies from film and tv. Must stay focused!

  6. You ask an interesting question… “Can you handle the hotness of Spartacus’ women?”

    Yes. Yes, I think I can! :D

    Katrina Law is my favourite. What a beauty.

  7. Just started watching Spartacus. Recorded it on sky box on a whim. On its own merits it’s probably alright, but when you put it up against Game of Thrones it doesn’t compare. Not a bad watch I guess.

  8. Very cool you’re started watching Spartacus! I’m not sure how far along you are but Season One gets better in the second half. Keep watching, I’m interested to know your thoughts when you reach the end of the season.

  9. Awesome post. Yes good sir, I can handle the hotness! Viva Bianca is my favorite. :)

  10. very sexy post, really enjoyed this one…..

  11. I think this was the only reason my husband watched this show that much. lol

  12. Looks like I missed out on a lot of hot chicks and nice boobs haha. I watched a few episodes and remember nothing but boobs. And people dying! Sounds like I am missing out! Or have missed out since the show is over!

    • Lots of naked bodies on Spartacus! And dead bodies too. If you can make it through the first bunch of episodes, the story gets better. Worth catching up on, especially if you like gladiator fights and scheming characters.

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