When you think of female characters in the Star Wars films, you probably automatically think of Princess Leia or Queen Amidala or maybe even Mon Mothma, but what about all of the other beautiful women that have been featured in the films throughout the years? Carrie Fisher was absolutely the most iconic and monumental female character in all of the Star Wars films and although there were few other female characters who were as essential to the plot, they are still worth mentioning on this list because of how attractive they are.
Granted, we don’t always get a chance to see all of these actresses’ faces because of the characters that they play like Gwendoline Christie’s armor-covered character, Captain Phasma or Lupita Nyong’o’s computer-generated character, Maz Kanta. Other characters, like Keira Knightley’s character Sabé, were crucial to protecting main characters. Some only had a few minutes on screen, like Queen Amidala’s handmaiden, Cordé, played by Veronica Segura, who passed in the opening scene of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones while posing as the queen’s decoy.
Beauties like Felicity Jones and Daisy Ridley have joined the cast in recent years, adding some more female characters to the roster. Jones, Ridley, and Nyong’o’s characters are also set to reprise their roles in an upcoming animated miniseries called Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny. Some appear in the most recent film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which hit theaters this December, like Carrie Fisher’s own daughter Bille Lourd, who plays Lieutenant Connix, while others made fleeting appearances in previous films like Femi Taylor’s green slave dancer character, Oola. Here is a ranking of the 15 steamiest babes who have appeared in Star Wars.
15. Genevieve O’Reilly (Mon Mothma)
Genevieve O’Reilly is an actress from Ireland who is best known for starring in the Star Wars franchise as Mon Mothma. She was first seen playing the role in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Mon Mothma is one of the most influential characters in the entire story even though she wasn’t prominently featured until Rogue One.
Mon Mothma was the savvy senator who helped found the Rebel Alliance and protested Supreme Chancellor Palpatine’s rise to power because she wanted to protect the democracy. She never gave up and eventually rose to become the Chief of State of the New Republic. Although Genevieve O’Reilly was a redhead in the films, she wears her hair blonde and is much more attractive out of her Star Wars get up.
14. Rebecca Jackson Mendoza (Breha Organa)
Rebecca Jackson Mendoza played Breha Organa, is the monarch of the planet Aleraan. Her husband was Senator Bail Organa and they were the adoptive parents of Princess Leia. Princess Leia was one of the twins born from the union between Padme Amidala and Anakin Skywalker. Breha is only seen in one scene throughout the entire Star Wars saga when her husband Bail brings her new daughter to her.
The couple raised Princess Leia as if she were their own but not much else is known about the Queen of Aleraan. In the 2015 canon Princess Leia mini-comic series, Breha Organa was revealed for having mentored young women who eventually went on to become rebels. Breha eventually lost her life when her planet was hit by the Death Star’s super laser.
13. Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma)
Gwendoline Christie plays Captain Phasma, who is the commander of the entire Stormtrooper army. She is a dedicated leader who serves the First Order with pride and dignity. There is no denying her strength or her loyalty. She was first introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. Captain Phasma fought with the dark enforcer Kylo Ren and General Armitage Hux against the Resistance during the cold war.
We do not get a chance to see Christie’s face in the film because she is covered in futuristic yet medieval armor throughout. Captain Phasma was not originally intended to be cast as a woman but the filmmakers wanted to “push the boundaries” of traditional roles and Christie brings femininity and sass to the character effortlessly.
12. Femi Taylor (Oola)
Femi Taylor appeared as Oola in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Oola was a green Twi’lek slave dancer in Jabba the Hut’s palace. She was born to a clan chieftain on the planet Ryloth. When she was dancing for Jabba, he tried to pull her close to him and when she refused, he dropped her through a trapdoor where she was eaten by his pet rancor.
The character of Oola has actually garnered more popularity from projects outside the film like cosplay and parody comics. One of the most popular parody comics is from Blue Milk Special, where Oola and Biggs Darklighter are rescued from their deaths in the Original Trilogy. The pair goes off on their own quest called “The Tale Of Oola and Biggs.”
11. Verónica Segura (Cordé)
Veronica Segura appears in the opening scene of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones as Cordé. Senator Padme Amidala’s ship had landed on a platform on Coruscant and as she was exiting the ship on a ramp, an explosion went off and blew the ramp to pieces. When the pilot rushed over to see if the senator was alright and removed her helmet, it was revealed that Padme had actually been dressed as the pilot and her handmaiden and bodyguard, Cordé, was dressed as the senator.
Cordé lost her life, but it was her responsibility to protect the senator, even if that meant giving up her own life. Handmaidens were not like any housemaid or assistant either. These women could shoot and fight like soldiers and were extremely tough.
10. Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata)
Lupita Nyong’o does not make an actual appearance in any of the Star Wars films but she did record the vocals and facial motions for the character, Maz Kanata, who appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Maz is the unofficial queen of smugglers and has spent more than a thousand years in an ancient castle on the planet of Takodana.
Maz was the one who encouraged Rey to recognize her vision and find the Force herself. She also presented Rey with one of Luke Skywalker’s old lightsabers but it has yet to be explained how she ended up with it in her possession. She is knowledgeable and her connection to the Force is truly amazing. Lupita’s character has yet to unravel completely and more of her Maz’s story will undoubtedly be revealed as the saga continues.
9. Veronica Ngô Thanh Vân (Paige Tico)
Veronica Ngô Thanh Vân played Paige Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Paige served as a gunner on a MG-100 StarFortress SF-17 in the Resistance during their war with the First Order. She was killed when her bomber took out the First Order Mandator IV-class Siege Dreadnought Fulminatrix and it resulted in a deadly explosion.
However, Tico’s actions were vital because they allowed the Resistance’s fleet to get out of D’Qar’s system for good. Her sacrifice affected all of the major characters and allowed them to continue on with their story. Veronica Ngô is the first Asian female to have had a role in the Star Wars franchise. Her early demise left viewers wanting to see more from her character and she was certainly a fan favorite.
8. Amy Allen (Aayla Secura)
Amy Allen appeared in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones as Aayla Secura, a female Twi’lek Jedi Master. Secura is one of the most notorious women in the prequel trilogy and essential to the overall storyline. She even achieved the Jedi Knight ranking and eventually graduated to a Jedi General. Aayla is part of the team of Jedi who rescue Padme, Geonosis, Anakin, and Obi-Wan.
Aayla lost her life after she was betrayed by her clone troopers on Felucia. They ended her after Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine executed Order 66, which demanded the extinction of all Jedi. Yoda knew that she had passed because he could feel it through the Force all the way on Kashyyyk and Master Depa Billaba and Padawan Caleb Dume witnessed her demise in a Force vision on Kaller.
7. Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix)
Billie Lourd is actually the daughter of the late, great Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia. She has also joined the remarkable cast of Star Wars as Lieutenant Connix, a member of the Resistance who takes orders from Princess (now General) Leia Organa. Although she does not have a very big role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lieutenant Connix has a bigger feature in the latest film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Carrie Fisher sadly passed away in 2016 and The Last Jedi was one of the last films she will ever star in. It is fascinating to see the iconic Princess Leia perform on-screen for the last time with her daughter in real life. Both ladies give remarkable performances in a movie that will be cemented in entertainment history.
6. Maisie Richardson-Sellers (Korr Sella)
Maisie Richardson-Sellers is well known for her role in the CW series, The Originals, but she also played Korr Sella in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. Although Korr does not have a huge part in the film, her character is important to the storyline overall. Korr worked for Senator Leia Organa as a young teenager and when Leia decides to leave the Galactic Senate of the New Republic to form the Resistance, Korr Sella stands by her.
The New Republic was hesitant to give the Resistance any help by providing them with soldiers or weapons to fight off the First Order in the beginning. Organa sent Korr to the Senate to beg for the assistance that they so desperately needed. She ended up tragically losing her life after the Hosnian system was destroyed by the First Order’s Starkiller Base.
5. Keira Knightley (Sabé)
Keira Knightley plays Sabé, the most valuable handmaiden out of the five who surrounded Queen Amidala. She first appeared in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. It was not uncommon for Sabé to risk her life in order to protect the Queen from dangerous situations. She would often use her own body as a decoy for the Queen’s, pretending to be the monarch after Federation forces captured the Theed Royal Palace.
Sabé was a crucial character because, without her, the queen would have never been able to survive being captured. The Queen and Sabé had their own form of communication and would send subtle messages and signals to one another when Sabé was acting as the monarch. Queen Amidala later used another handmaiden, Corde, as her decoy years later.
4. Natalie Portman (Padme Amidala)
Natalie Portman played Queen Padma Amidala, the monarch of planet Naboo. She was a brave fighter and worked to liberate her people during the Trade Federation’s invasion, she was also involved with the Clone Wars. All of this combined had made her one of the most respected political figures in the entire galaxy.
Padma’s love for Anakin Skywalker is often categorized as her greatest weakness because he can never truly be saved from the dark side but her secret marriage with Anakin Skywalker allowed for the births of two of the most important characters in the entire Star Wars saga: Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa Solo. Just before her tragic end, her final words to Kenobi were that she still believed there was good in Anakin.
3. Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso)
Felicity Jones portrayed Jyn Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The film was a prequel to George Lucas’ saga and Jyn’s father, Galen Erso, was the scientist who had been commanded to build the Death Star when she was just a young child. The Death Star was a weapon that could wipe out entire planets. Jones plays a confident, strong, and defiant young woman whose determination is what leads to her eventual victory.
When she grew up, Jyn was a criminal and former child soldier, who formed a crew of misfit pilots, semi-Jedis, and rebel fighters to exploit a fatal weakness that was strategically planted within the Death Star by her late father. She was an important member of the Alliance to Restore the Republic and led Rogue One in stealing the Death Star plans in the Battle of Scarif.
2. Daisy Ridley (Rey)
Daisy Ridley first appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Rey, the fearless fighter with a mysterious past. The Jedi had been on her own for years and survived by scavenging on Jakku. Along with BB-8 and Finn, a Force Order defector, Rey traveled to give the map to Skywalker, Leia Organa, and the Resistance.
She awakened her Force powers when she found Skywalker’s lightsaber and was able to call on her abilities when it mattered most. Once she escaped and arrived at the Resistance base, Leia asked her to locate Skywalker and give him his old lightsaber as a symbol of hope that he would return. The beautiful brunette would eventually help the Resistance escape and become the last Jedi as Luke became one with the Force.
1. Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa)
Princess Leia Organa is the most iconic woman in the entire Star Wars saga. The Princess, and eventually General, is the only woman in the primary cast and appeared first in Star Wars: A New Hope. Leia has always been an essential character in each storyline, saving Luke from the Dark Side by protecting him from a clone of the Emperor, being trained as a Jedi, and becoming a political leader.
Leia has grown and aged over the years but she has never given up, regardless of the number of hits she has taken and has never turned to the Dark Side. Carrie Fisher gave a remarkable performance as the outspoken and compassionate Princess Leia and with her recent passing in 2016, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be her last appearance in the films.