Katheryn Winnick, the badass ‘VIKINGS’ actress, poses for 13 stunning photos.

Some actresses would be intimidated by the prospect of playing a renowned Viking shield maiden who can swing an axe better than most men—but not Katheryn Winnick.

On the popular History Channel series Vikings, the Canadian actress plays Lagertha, a character that allows her to showcase both her acting skills and her accomplished martial arts background.

She’s also been in a number of critically praised films, most notably in Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba’s The Dark Tower. According to IMDb, she is a third-degree black belt in Taekwondo and a second-degree black belt in Karate.

You can also see, how Katheryn training in box below: