The actress filed legal documents, obtained by TMZ, in response to her estranged husband Peter Loughran's demand for half of their $46,000 tax refund from 2011.
The docs state Headey needs at least $6,000 from that refund right away because she is broke and living on credit to make ends meet for her and the couple’s 2-year-old son.
The legal filing also proposes to give Loughran $6,000 now, but Lena wants the rest placed into a two-signature blocked bank account pending a settlement.
Headey, who filed for divorce from Loughran last year, does state she expects to receive acting income in the near future.
The judge has denied both motions.
Actress Lena Headey, best known as the evil Queen Cersei Lannister on the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones,” says she has “less than $5 in her bank account.”