Carice van Houten: What’s In My Bag?

Carice van Houten
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“You have no idea what kind of pig you’re talking to!” warns Carice van Houten, who plays red priestess Melisandre on Game of Thrones (HBO, Sundays, 10 p.m.). “I throw everything in my bag. There are loads of receipts, mostly from sushi restaurants; Fiji dollars; tiny marshmallows; a toothpick and tampons.” What else does the Dutch actress, dating actor Kees van Nieuwkerk, 27, toss in her Elliot Mann tote?

Dare to Dial

“I have an iPhone 5 with an idiot proof cover on it. I’m on Instagram and Twitter. But the more we are texting in this world, the more I like to call. It’s just easier.”

Peeper Keeper

“There’s a box for my contacts, although I wear daily lenses. So I don’t really need that anymore. But hey, of course I don’t throw anything away!”

What's In My Bag Carice Van Houten
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Knot Real

“I have a Tangle Teaser brush. On the show, I have a beautiful wig. But that’s not my hair at all!”

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Swipe Right

“I like my makeup matte. I use Nars Luxembourg lip liner. A girl who made me up gave me Q-tips. They’re pointy, so you can clean very neatly.”


“My key chain had a little rubber ducky. My boyfriend gave it to me because I have a collection of rubber duckies next to my bathtub—like, rubber bears, rubber ducks, all sorts!”

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More of Carice van Houten’s must-haves for her bag: brown leather keychain, Kindle, Jane Iredale Lip Pencil, Estee Lauder mascara, organic natural concealer, passport, Ralph Vaessen eyeglasses, Allerfree, almonds, Twix, eyeglass cleaning cloth, phone charger, USB drive, wintergreen Lifesavers, NARS lipstick, and Luxemburg lip pencil.

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