The powerful women of Peaky Blinders are a force to be reckoned with, there’s no doubt about it. As the gritty BBC crime drama has progressed over five compelling seasons (soon to be six, with a potential movie on the way), we’ve fallen in love with every single leading lady connected to the Shelby brothers, and will continue to hold them close to our hearts long after the series comes to its inevitable end.
From resident matriarch Aunt Polly (aka the late Helen McCrory) and the only female sibling, Ada Shelby, to Lizzie Stark, Gina Gray, Linda Shelby and, of course, undercover agent Grace Burgess, these badass women continue to prove their worth season after season.
Playing a vital role in both personal and professional aspects of each and every Shelby brother’s lives, the phrase “behind every great man is a great woman” has never rung more true than when talking about the women of Peaky Blinders. Their collective force has never been as clear as it is now and they continually work hard to protect both themselves and their families. With the sixth instalment of the series set to be released next month, we look forward to seeing plenty more from the ladies of Peaky Blinders.
So who are all of these incredible women that the show has introduced us to in the last five series? Let’s refresh our memories. Keep reading to discover everything there is to know about the fierce women of Peaky Blinders and the equally fierce actors behind them.