From Khaleesi to newly crowned fashion queen: this actress's star is on the rise

What have you achieved in the last few months? If you're Emilia Clarke, the answer is astounding: she's landed her first luxury fashion campaign for Dior (joining the ranks of Marion Cotillard, Charlize Theron, Rihanna and Jennifer Lawrence), was dubbed Woman of the Year at the GQ Men of the Year Awards last September AND the Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire in October. All this in less than nine months. Talk about serious #lifegoals.

The 28-year-old British actress, who we know best from her star turn as the diminutive yet power-hungry Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, which earnt her Emmy nominations in 2013 and 2015, is having a major moment right now. And with her serious acting chops, enviable English rose looks and a bevy of plum gigs under her belt (she starred in Terminator Genisys last year and has plenty more movie roles coming up), we have a feeling this is just the beginning.

She's most recognisable with a mane of flowing blonde ringlets and equally voluminous robes (and a dragon or two) but off set, the naturally brunette Clarke is quickly proving herself capable of making on-the-mark sartorial choices. We'd expect nothing less from a girl who once played the insouciantly stylish Holly Golightly on Broadway. Click through the gallery above for her best looks.

The style evolution of Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke