Marta was born and reared in Poland. Her love and fascination with Irish culture and its beautiful landscape brought her to Ireland in 2005. Always looking for adventures – and something interesting to do – Marta joined an archery club, started horseback riding, and did sword training. A few months before she joined the Vikings team, she helped organize The Big Viking Picnic in 2015, where main guests were Travis Fimmel and Alexander Ludwig.
Marta’s first few weeks on the set of Vikings were during the winter in which she found training during the cold months very challenging, but it was the best time of her life. With her extensive weapons experience she trained to be a shieldmaiden and avenge the death of Ragnar. Her appearance as a shieldmaiden also included, fighting for Ragnars’s Sons, fighting for Lagertha, and King Harald. Marta also did some stand-in work, for filming purposes, for Torvi and Lagertha.
A typical day started off by getting into costume, getting your hair and makeup done, grabbing your weapon, and no matter what team you’re onn, you hate everyone the same (little inside joke lol). While on the set of Vikings, Marta was given the nickname ‘Marta from Sparta’. The nickname was bestowed upon her because she would go into every battle with a good, hard kick to the gut of her enemy. Because of this, the cast and crew started calling her ‘Marta from Sparta’ and always shouted "this is Martaaaaa". Long, cold days and nights of fighting paid off by making great friends and fostering unforgettable memories.
On the set of Vikings Marta met members of the Viking Living History group Jofur Drengir and was invited to join. Since 2017 Martha has been a part of Jofur Drengir and fights in many events throughout the year. Most of the fights are full contact.
Beside Vikings, Marta has worked on the set of The Green Knight as a female knight (and the only female knight), and The Knight Before Christmas. Marta has also worked for a local Heritage center in Ireland and starred in short movies and documentaries about vikings, Recently, Marta joined independent production team Gods and Fighting Men. In her free time Marta, the beautiful shieldmaiden, does modeling. Marta is a serious animal lover and has 8 cats.
Marta will be joining VikingsCon as part of the Grey Beard Viking Longphuirt (encampment) and will be providing Shieldmaiden Training Saturday and Sunday.
TV Series: Vikings
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