Israeli Actress-singer Ania Bukstein Debuts on Game of Thrones

Bukstein, a Moscow native who immigrated to Israel at 8, plays Red Priestess Kinvara, debuting on the episode that aired Sunday night.

Ania Bukstein.
Eyal Nevo

Russian-Israeli actress Ania Bukstein recently joined the cast of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones.”

Bukstein, a Moscow native who immigrated to Israel at 8, plays Red Priestess Kinvara, debuting on the episode that aired Sunday night.

Bukstein, 33, is a household name in Israel for roles in shows and movies such as “Rabies,” “False Flag” and “The Secrets.”

According to the Times of Israel , Bukstein has “won broad praise” for the initial performance, with numerous mentions and videos appearing on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

A former model, Bukstein is also a pop vocalist and this week released her fourth single, “We Have a Chance.”

“Game of Thrones,” in its sixth season, is based on the fantasy book series by George R. R. Martin.