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Who Plays Francesca In The Witcher Season 2?

The highly-anticipated second season of "The Witcher" recently hit Netflix, and fans are already eager to know what's next for the fantasy series. The magical, monster-plagued show follows Giralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), Princess Ciri (Freya Allen), and Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra) as their lives intersect in increasingly complicated ways.

While Season 3 will be introducing more fan-favorite characters from the Andrzej Sapkowski novels, there were plenty of new faces in Season 2, as well. Among them was Francesca Findabair (Mecia Simson), an elf who allies with Fringilla Vigo (Mimi Ndiweni) in an attempt to protect the elven community she leads. However, she finds herself on the bloody path toward justice when tragedy strikes, reminding her of how much the elves have suffered. Additionally, a discovery about Ciri's family history could come into play in the upcoming Season 3, as Francesca continues to protect her people.

Here's why the elf queen might look familiar.

Francesca is played by a Top Model winner

The elven sorceress Francesca Findabair is portrayed by Mecia Simson. The actress and model is best known for winning Cycle 5 of "Britain's Next Top Model," a competitive reality series based on "America's Next Top Model."

Following her victory, Simson enjoyed her modeling career before switching lanes and obtaining an acting degree from the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in 2019. She starred as Laura in the mini-series "The Hunt," Mel in the short film "He Who Has It All," and as Alpha Woman One in the short-lived Peacock series "Brave New World" before being cast in Season 2 of "The Witcher" (via IMDb).

On December 18, Simson shared several behind-the-scenes pictures from "The Witcher" and praised the show's cast and crew. "All I can say is WOW, I am in awe and super proud to be (a part) of this," she wrote. "Thank you for welcoming me into the family."