The actress playing the role of Queen Ælfgifu is none other than Pollyanna McIntosh.
Though the 42-year-old actress has appeared in a variety of productions throughout her decades in the film and television industry, she is arguably best known for her seasons on “The Walking Dead.” In Seasons 7, 8, and 9 of the zombie drama, McIntosh portrayed a character named Anne (aka Jadis), the leader of the Scavengers (aka the so-called “Garbage People”). In addition to starring in 24 episodes of the flagship series, McIntosh appeared in six episodes of “The Walking Dead: World Beyond” and is slated to return in the franchise’s long-gestating film trilogy (via Entertainment Weekly).
However, McIntosh has certainly earned her thespian title outside of “The Walking Dead” universe too. According to IMDb, the beginnings of her career go all the way back to 2005 with her first appearance in an 89-minute horror film called “Headspace.” Since her on-screen debut, McIntosh has appeared in more than 50 different productions, including relatively recent roles in AMC’s “Lodge 49” and Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”
You can watch McIntosh as Queen Ælfgifu when the first season of “Vikings: Valhalla” premieres on Netflix on February 25 (via IMDb).