The actress who played her, Katheryn Winnick, modeled the character's resilience herself.
Ragnar's is a simple red shield that he doesn't even pass on to his followers.
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And beyond all of this, she steals every scene she's in.
She was the only original Vikings cast member to appear regularly on all six seasons, and neither the character nor the actress got a peaceful send-off.
"I was just in tears," Winnick told TV Guide.