, better known as Padmé
, is a fictional
in George Lucas
saga Star Wars
. She first appeared on film in
Episode I: The Phantom Menace
(1999) as the young queen of
the planet Naboo
. In subsequent prequel trilogy
represents Naboo in the Galactic
. She is featured in the animated miniseries Star Wars: Clone Wars
(2003–2005), Star Wars: The Clone
and in Star Wars literature
. Padmé is the
secret wife of Anakin Skywalker
mother of Luke Skywalker
and Princess Leia Organa
. She is portrayed
as a very kind person.
Born in a mountain village on Naboo 46 years before the events of
Star Wars Episode
IV: A New Hope
(1977), Padmé Naberrie is known
successively by her Name of State
. She is a key politician in the Galactic Republic
who holds on to the
principles of democracy
and rule of
Initial drafts of Star Wars
written by Lucas in the 1970s
do not explain the role which the mother of Luke and Leia plays in
the saga. Vague references are made to her in Star Wars Episode VI:
Return of the Jedi
(1983), but the character was not fully
realized until the prequel trilogy of films that debuted between
1999 and 2005. Padmé Amidala was portrayed by actress Natalie Portman
in the trilogy, and an
elaborate wardrobe was tailored for the character by costume
designer Trisha Biggar.
As a principal character in Star Wars
, Padmé Amidala plays
a prominent role in the prequel films. Apart from the films, she
appears in the Expanded
where her role in the Star Wars galaxy
outside the films
is explained. Padmé is the main protagonist
of two Star Wars
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
The mother of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa is first
alluded to in the 1983 film Return of the Jedi,
but she is not
named. While in the Ewok
village on the
forest moon of Endor
informs Leia that she is his sister and that the Sith Lord Darth Vader
their father. When asked if she remembers her "real mother," Leia
says that she recalls "images" and "feelings" of her. Leia
explains, "She died when I was very young" then later when Luke
asks more of her memories, she says, "She was very beautiful...
Kind ... but sad." Luke confesses that he has no memories of her
and the discussion ends as he leaves the village to confront
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Padmé Amidala makes her first appearance in the prequel The Phantom Menace
set 32 years
before A New Hope.
Padmé is introduced as the 14-year-old
democratically elected Queen of Naboo, dedicated to ending the
planet's occupation by the Trade
. She attempts to deal directly with Federation
viceroy Nute Gunray
), but he tries to have her
. Padmé escapes with the
help of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn
) and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi
), but they are forced to land on the desert planet of
. Padmé—disguised as a handmaiden
—meets nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker
) and his mother Shmi
). She witnesses Anakin win
his first pod race
at the Boonta Eve Classic
and secures his
Arriving on Coruscant
, Padmé consults with
), who encourages her to appeal
to the Senate to resolve Naboo's dispute with the Trade Federation.
He persuades her to make a motion
in the Senate to have Supreme
from office; Palpatine is elected in his place. She is unaware that
Palpatine is a Sith Lord named Darth Sidious who is manipulating
the Trade Federation in order to take control of the Republic.
Padmé returns to Naboo and defeats the Trade Federation's droid
army in battle
with the help of the
Qui-Gon, and Obi-Wan.
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Padmé Amidala makes her second film appearance in Star Wars Episode II:
Attack of the Clones
(2002), set a decade after The
. She represents Naboo in the Galactic Senate
and leads a faction opposed to the Military Creation Act, which
would create an army of clones
Republic. While the galaxy is threatened by a growing Separatist
movement, Padmé is a target for assassins hired by the Trade
Federation. Anakin Skywalker
— is assigned to protect
her. Palpatine sends Padmé into hiding on Naboo, where she and
Anakin struggle to maintain a platonic
relationship despite their obvious mutual attraction.
When Anakin has a horrific vision of his mother in danger, Padmé
accompanies him to Tatooine in a failed attempt to rescue her from
a band of Tusken Raiders
returns with his mother's body, and tearfully confesses to Padmé
that he slaughtered the entire tribe. Padmé is troubled by what he
has done, but forgives him.
They receive a message from Obi-Wan, who has been captured by
Separatist leader Count Dooku
) on the planet Geonosis
. Padmé and Anakin rush to his aid only to
be captured themselves and condemned to death in a Geonosian coliseum
. They declare their love to each other
and are saved at the last minute by Jedi Masters Mace Windu
) and Yoda
), who lead an
army of Jedi and clone troopers
battle marks the opening salvo of the Clone Wars
. Afterward, Padmé and
Anakin are married in a secret ceremony on Naboo witnessed by the
) and C-3PO
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Padmé Amidala makes her third appearance on film in Star Wars Episode
III: Revenge of the Sith
(2005), set three years after the
events of Attack of the Clones.
After Anakin returns from
, she informs him that
she is pregnant
. Padmé watches with
increasing suspicion as Palpatine becomes a dictator
, using the Clone Wars to amass vast
and gain control
over the Senate and judiciary
. Padmé later
witnesses Palpatine declare martial law
transforming the Republic into the Galactic Empire
himself Emperor. As the Senate cheers for Palpatine, she tells
herself, "So this is how liberty dies: With thunderous
Meanwhile, Padmé detects changes in Anakin after he has dreams
about her dying in childbirth
Although she is dismissive of his visions, Anakin's fear for her
leads to his conversion to the dark side
of the Force
and transformation into Darth Vader
; Palpatine corrupts Anakin by
promising him the power to prevent Padmé's death. After Palpatine
seizes absolute power, Obi-Wan informs her that Anakin, now Vader,
has become a Sith and killed everyone in the Jedi Temple
, including the children. She refuses
to believe him, but travels to the volcanic planet Mustafar
with Obi-Wan stowed on board her ship to
learn if Anakin has indeed turned to the dark side. She confronts
him, and begs him to flee Palpatine's grasp with her. However,
Vader is mad with power and refuses, instead saying that he plans
to overthrow Palpatine so they can rule the galaxy together. Padmé
recoils in horror, realizing that Anakin has indeed changed and
helped Palpatine destroy the Republic and the Jedi. Just then,
Obi-Wan emerges from the ship. Vader accuses her of betraying him,
and uses the dark side to choke
After Obi-Wan defeats Vader in the ensuing lightsaber
duel, he brings Padmé to Polis Massa
base. Despite the efforts
of medical droids, Padmé dies after giving birth to twins Luke and
Leia, having lost the will to live. Her final words are, "Obi
Wan...There's good in him. I know ... I know there's still ...." In
the novelization Padme would have gone to Tatooine with Obi-Wan
Padmé's body is returned to Naboo and given an elaborate funeral
ceremony. The twins are separated, and are hidden from the Emperor
and their father; Luke is brought to Tatooine to be raised by
Anakin's stepfamily, Owen
and Beru Lars
and Bonnie Maree Piesse
, later Phil Brown
and Shelagh Fraser
), and Leia is adopted by
) of Alderaan
and raised as a princess.
Padmé's death would haunt Vader for the rest of his life. Despite
the supremely evil being that the Sith Lord would become, he was
never able to shake himself of the emotional agony caused by his
Some scenes featuring Padmé Amidala, aka Queen Amidala, were
deleted from the prequel films. In Attack of the Clones,
she introduces Anakin to her parents, Ruwee and Jobal Naberrie, and
informs him of her charitable work with the Refugee Relief
Movement, a galaxy-wide disaster relief and resettlement
organization. In Revenge of the Sith,
Padmé is seen as a
dissenter in Palpatine's government during the Clone Wars and a
constituting member of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, later
known as the Rebel Alliance
with senators Bail Organa, Mon Mothma
(Genevieve O'Reilly), and others.
Star Wars: Clone Wars series (2003–2005)
Padmé Amidala appears in seven chapters of Star Wars: Clone
, a series set between Attack of the Clones
and Revenge of the Sith
that aired on Cartoon Network
from 2003 to 2005. The
character was voiced
by Grey DeLisle
. In the series, Padmé is secluded
on Coruscant and maintains a correspondence with her somewhat
secret husband Anakin Skywalker, who is fighting in the Clone Wars,
while avoiding assassins hired by Trade Federation Viceroy Nute
Gunray. She worries about Anakin's safety despite the assassination
threats, but is thrilled by his victories and graduation from
padawan to Jedi.
In one chapter, Padmé travels with Yoda aboard her ship when he
senses a disturbance in the Force coming from the ice planet
the protests of security officer Captain
, she accompanies Yoda to the world and helps rescue the
Jedi Luminara Unduli
and her padawan
(who had just completed
her training before the temple she and Luminara were in was nearly
destroyed). In the Clone Wars, Padmé is a source of diplomacy
in the waning Republic. During the
sieges, she and Typho travel to
the planet Bri'ahl to persuade the natives to join the Republic's
fight against the Separatists.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars film
Padmé Amidala makes her fourth appearance on film in the movie
Star Wars: The
. In the film, While Anakin and his new Padawan
learner Ahsoka Tano
, were searching for
Jabba the Hutt's son, Rotta on Teth, Amidala went to meet with
Jabba's uncle Ziro at his palace on Coruscant. Her objective was to
convince Ziro to side with the Jedi, and let her contact Jabba,
himself, who incorrectly believed the Republic had orchestrated the
kidnapping of Rotta and had subsequently executed him.
Unfortunately Ziro had no interest in what she had to say, and had
Padmé forcebly removed from his throne room. However, the always
resourceful Senator escaped her IG-unit guard and eavesdropped on
Ziro during a communication with Count
While listening to this conversation, Amidala discovered that Ziro
had allied himself with the Separatists, in exchange for becoming
the ruler of the Hutt clans, and had thus concocted an elaborate
scheme to kidnap Jabba's son, frame the Jedi for his murder and
force Jabba to attempt revenge for this; an act that would surely
result in his death, leaving Ziro as the sole ruler of the Hutts.
Unfortunately, Amidala was discovered eavesdropping and locked
away, with Count Dooku suggesting that Ziro collect the bounty
placed on her head by Nute Gunray.
Taken to the detention level, battle droids confiscated Amidala's
comlink and blaster, however the Senator outwitted them and tricked
one into activating her comlink as C-3PO was attempting to contact
her. She quickly explained her predicament before a droid smashed
the device. Because of this, Ziro planned to have her disposed of
in an "accident", but at the last moment, C-3PO led a squad of
Coruscant Guard troopers to rescue her. They destroyed all of his
droid guards, and captured Ziro. Amidala then contacted Jabba, just
as he was about to execute Anakin and Ahsoka for allegedly
kidnapping Rotta. However, Amidala forced Ziro to confess his
betrayal to Jabba, who promised swift punishment in return.
With Anakin and Ahsoka saved, Amidala proceeded to negotiate an
alliance between the Republic and the Hutts, which would allow
Republic warships to use unknown Hutt hyperspace lanes, an
advantage the Separatists did not have.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars series (2008–2009)
Padmé Amidala has appeared in seven episodes in the first season of
Wars: The Clone Wars
, the series follow-up to the 2008
film of the same name.
Star Wars literature
Padmé's background prior to her appearance in the prequel films is
revealed in Star Wars
novels and comics. In Terry Moore
's comic "A Summer's Dream"
printed in Star Wars Tales
(2000) and set a year before the events of The
, Padmé is the Princess of Theed
, Naboo's capital city.
A young man named Ian Lago falls in love with Padmé, but she places
her duty to the people over her personal happiness and rejects him.
Lago is the son of an advisor to King
, the reigning monarch of Naboo.
In the novel Cloak of
(2001) by James
, King Veruna is forced to abdicate
the throne following accusations of
corruption. Padmé is elected Queen of Naboo and contacts Palpatine
to inform him that Veruna had been mysteriously killed. She and
Palpatine discuss the events that lead to the Trade Federation
blockade of Naboo. She admits to him, "Naboo can scarcely afford to
become embroiled in a dispute that pits the Republic against the
literature focuses on Padmé's career as ruling
monarch of Naboo. The young adult
novel Star Wars Episode I
Journal: Queen Amidala
(1999) by Jude Watson
focuses on Padmé Amidala's early
career as queen and narrow escape from the Trade Federation.
Another book, The Queen's
(1999) by Julianne
narrates the close friendship between Amidala and her
immediately before the events of The Phantom Menace
's comic "The Artist of
Naboo" details the story of a young, unnamed artist on Naboo who
becomes captivated by Padmé's beauty. The artist features her in a
series of paintings and later risks his life to save her. The comic
was printed in Star Wars:
(2005) by Dark
Padmé's role in the Delegation of 2000—the senatorial resistance
movement to Palpatine's growing absolutism—is discussed in James
Luceno's Labyrinth of
(2005). The Delegation of 2000 is primarily concerned
with Palpatine's calls for public surveillance
and restrictions on freedom of
movement and action. Still, Padmé is confident that Palpatine will
relinquish his power when the crises is over: "He's not stubborn,"
she tells Bail Organa. "You just don't know him as I do. He'll take
our concerns to heart."
of the Star
prequel films introduced material about Padmé Amidala
that was not included in the films. Terry
(1999) includes a discussion between Qui-Gonn Jinn
and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Qui-Gonn describes the Queen of Naboo as
"something of an unknown" before the Trade Federation blockade. In
the Attack of the
(2002) adaptation by R. A.
, there is a detailed
conversation between Padmé and her sister Sola
shortly after Queen
appoints her senator. Sola chides her for ignoring her
personal life: "What about Padmé Amidala? Have you even thought
about what might make your life better?" Matthew Stover
's Revenge of
(2005) elaborates upon Padmé's role in the
formation of the Rebel Alliance. Stover narrates Darth Vader's
reaction to the death of his wife: Vader thinks to himself, "You
killed her because, finally, when you could
her, when you could have gone away
with her, when you
could have been thinking about her
, you were thinking
Padmé appears in novels and comics set after the events of the
and flashbacks. In Troy Denning
's The Joiner King
(2005), book one of the
Dark Nest Trilogy
and set 35 years
after the events of A New Hope
, Luke Skywalker discovers a
54-year-old hologram recorded by R2-D2. The image is of Anakin
Skywalker informing Padmé of his vision of her death in childbirth.
This is the first time Luke sees his mother. Another hologram
discovered in R2-D2 chronicles a conversation between Padmé and
Obi-Wan. Luke and Leia hear their mother's name for the first time
and it "shot an electric bolt of excitement through" them. In the
final novel of the trilogy, The Swarm
, Luke and Leia see their mother's death and their own
Padmé Amidala is depicted in Star Wars
beautiful and graceful. In Cloak of Deception
, she is
described as having "a slight figure and a lovely, feminine face.
She was remarkably solemn for one so young. It was clear that she
took her responsibilities with the utmost seriousness." Terry
Brooks details the alien Nute Gunray's reaction to her appearance:
"She was considered beautiful, Gunray had been told, but he had no
sense of human
beauty and by
standards she was simply colorless and small-featured." Still,
Brooks writes that she is "young, beautiful, and serene."
The Star Wars Databank
her as "one of Naboo's best and brightest" and "interested in
public service". She demonstrates a devotion to the disadvantaged
and deprived beings of the galaxy. Her childhood and adolescence is
sacrificed to public service. In the Attack of the Clones
novelization, Padmé's sister Sola Naberrie tells her, "You're so
tied up in your responsibilities that you don't give any weight to
Padmé relies on diplomacy
disputes, often appearing as a pacifist
She is not, however, an advocate of appeasement
, as she is willing to use
"aggressive negotiations" to preserve democracy. The Star Wars
Databank notes, "Despite her initial objections to a Republic army,
Padmé nonetheless fought alongside the newly created clone troopers
against the Separatist droid forces." Film critics Dominique Mainon
and James Ursini
classify her as a "modern Amazon
," a reference to the warrior women of
As a ruler and politician, Padmé is distrustful of bureaucracy
, opposed to corruption, and attached
to the ideals of democracy and the rule of law. She tells Anakin,
"Popular rule is not democracy .... It gives the people what they
want, not what they need." According to Mainon and Ursini, "she
tried to preach compromise and reason, [but] the disarray within
the [Republic] ... led her to doubt the senate's effectiveness."
Her loyalty remains with the Republic until she suspects that it no
longer represents the democratic principles she espouses. In the
novelization of Revenge of the Sith,
Padmé advises Senator
Bail Organa and Mon Mothma, "Be good little Senators. Mind your
manners and keep your heads down. And keep doing ... all those
things we can't talk about."
Padmé is sometimes mysterious and deceptive. She is described in
Brooks' The Phantom Menace
novelization as a "chameleon
of sorts, masking herself to the world
at large and finding companionship almost exclusively with a cadre
of handmaidens who were always with her." Her concession to quietly
marry Anakin and secret discussions with other senators about
Palpatine add to the character's duplicity. Paul F. McDonald of
observes, "Amidala ...
embod[ies] many of the dualities that inform Episode I
war and peace, queen and commoner, form and substance. Unlike other
characters, whose personalities are divided and usually warring
against one another, her dual nature works to her advantage." He
explains, "Amidala can be cold and commanding when she needs to be,
or warm and loving as Padmé."
Concept and creation
Padmé Amidala was first mentioned in Return of the Jedi
(1983) as the mother of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa.
The character, however, went unnamed until The Phantom
. An extensive wardrobe was designed for the character
concept artists and costume
designers. Like Leia Organa
one of the
inspirations for Padmé was the Flash
character Dale Arden
In initial drafts of the Star Wars
story, Luke Skywalker
and Princess Leia's mother was not well developed. According to
Dale Pollock, Luke Skywalker was originally Luke Starkiller and
"Leia is the daughter of Owen Lars and his wife Beru and seems to
be Luke's cousin—together they visit the grave of his mother, who
perished with his father on a planet destroyed by the Death Star
. In an interview, Lucas answers a
question about the development of characters like Obi-Wan Kenobi,
Luke, and Leia; their mother was not a factor:
Film historian Laurent Bouzereau reports that the second draft of
the Return of the Jedi
screenplay contained dialogue where
Obi-Wan Kenobi explains to Luke that he has a twin sister. She and
their mother were "sent to the protection of friends in a distant
system. The mother died shortly thereafter, and Luke's sister was
adopted by Ben's friends, the governor of Alderaan and his wife."
Lucas is quoted in Star Wars: The Annotated Scripts
Revenge of the Sith
does not explain how Leia remembers
her "real mother." Film critic Peter
of Rolling Stone
applauds Lucas's attempt to link the two trilogies in Revenge
of the Sith
's final scenes, but says, "It's too little and too
late." He explains, "To hail Revenge of the Sith
satisfying bridge to a classic is not just playing a game of the
, it's an insult to what the original
accomplished." Official Star Wars
sources gloss over the
perceived plot hole
. For example, the Star
Wars Databank states without explanation, "Leia has few memories of
her true mother, Padmé Amidala. All that Leia can recall is that
she was beautiful, but sad."
When Lucas drafted the script for The Phantom Menace
envisioned a "link between Padmé and Princess Leia, the daughter
who follows so closely in her footsteps." According to Natalie
Portman, "It definitely did come into play how strong and smart a
character Carrie Fisher portrayed, because I think that a lot of
that is passed on from parent to child. I think George wrote
Amidala as a strong, smart character, but it helped to know that I
had this great woman before me who had portrayed her character as a
fiery woman." Paul McDonald notes that there are "inevitable
comparisons" between the two characters: "both develop soft spots
for rogue pilots, and both have a knack for slipping into and out
of stilted British accents
George Lucas, Rick McCallum, and casting director Robin Gurland
auditioned over 200 actresses for the part of Padmé Amidala. They
chose 16-year-old actress Natalie
to play the role. According to The Phantom
production notes, "The role required a young woman who
could be believable as the ruler of that planet, but at the same
time be vulnerable and open." Portman's performances in
and Beautiful Girls
(1996) impressed Lucas. He stated, "I was looking for someone who
was young, strong, along the lines of Leia [and] Natalie embodied
all those traits and more."
Portman was a unique choice in that she was unfamiliar with
. "My cousins had always been obsessed with the
films, yet I hadn't even seen them before I got the part," she
says. "When it all happened for me, my cousins were exclaiming,
'Oh, my God, you're in Star Wars
!'" She told a CNN
interviewer, "I really wasn't aware of how big a
deal Star Wars
was ... and when I saw the films, I really
liked them, but I still didn't really understand how many ... were
passionate fans of this film." Portman was, however, enthused over
being cast as the Queen of Naboo, a character she expected to
become a role model: "It was wonderful playing a young queen with
so much power. I think it will be good for young women to see a
strong woman of action who is also smart and a leader."
In The Phantom Menace
, Portman had to portray a character
younger than herself. In Attack of the Clones
her character had aged 10 years. Portman had aged only three years
between the two films. She remarks, "[Lucas] wants to make sure I
seem older than Anakin in [Attack of the Clones
], so it's
believable that I can be bossing him around, and he's a little
intimidated. She looks at him as a little boy—at least for the
first half of the film."
Portman signed a contract to play Padmé in the three prequel films.
Reactions by critics to her performances were mixed. James Berardinelli
called her acting in
The Phantom Menace
"effective," but Annlee Ellingson of
Box Office Magazine
said "Portman's delivery is stiff and
flat, perhaps hindered by the gorgeous but cumbersome costumes."
Mike Clark of USA Today
complained about Portman and Hayden Christensen, claiming, "Both
speak in monotone for doubly deadly effect, though when not
burdened by his co-star, Christensen often finds the emotion in his
Revenge of the Sith
reviewer for The Village Voice
"computer-generated characters like wheezing cyborg baddie General Grievous
and blippeting fireplug
R2-D2" of "emot[ing] more convincingly than either Natalie Portman
or Hayden Christensen." Nonetheless, Mick LaSalle of the
described Portman's performance in the third
episode as "decorative and sympathetic."
Critics have blamed Portman's performance on Lucas's direction and
script. Roger Ebert
, for example,
charged that in Attack of the Clones
"too much of ... the
film is given over to a romance between Padmé and Anakin in which
they're incapable of uttering anything other than the most basic
and weary romantic clichés, while regarding each other as if love
was something to be endured rather than cherished." He offered a
similar critique for Revenge of the Sith
: "To say that
George Lucas cannot write a love scene is an understatement;
greeting cards have expressed more passion."Todd McCarthy
likewise lamented that
"Lucas's shortcomings as a writer and director of intimate,
one-on-one scenes" hampered Portman's performance.
Padmé Amidala's wardrobe in The Phantom Menace
designed by concept artist Iain McCaig and costume designer Trisha
Biggar; concept artist Dermot Power joined McCaig and Biggar in the
design process of Attack of the Clones
. Biggar worked as
costume designer on the three films. Many costumes were inspired by
the historical royal fashions of different cultures. For example, in
The Phantom Menace, the dress which Padmé wears when
addressing the Senate is based on Mongolian imperial fashion worn by Grand Empress Börte, wife of Genghis
Khan, and other monarchs into the early 20th century.
travel gown in Attack of the Clones is based on 17th
century Russian fashion
photographed on Grand Duchess Xenia
Alexandrovna in 1903.
The costumes of the prequel trilogy are purposefully more elaborate
than those of the original trilogy. Lucas asserts that galactic
society in the prequels is much more sophisticated. Commenting on
the disparities between the two trilogies, Carrie Fisher
mused, "Harrison Ford
wears the same outfit for three
flicks, and I was complaining that I wear, like, six outfits. And
my mother—Natalie Portman—she wears three million. She walks
through a doorway and there's another outfit. It's like the
of sci-fi changing of clothes."
Trisha Biggar reveals that originally there were only three
costumes planned for Queen Amidala in The Phantom Menace
but "[Lucas] decided that every time we saw the Queen she was going
to have a different costume." Lucas explains, "Someone of that
stature would automatically be changing their costumes to fit the
Aesthetics aside, the wardrobe was designed to reflect key plot
developments. In Attack of the Clones
, Lucas wanted
Padmé's wardrobe to mirror the romantic elements of the film. He
suggested that her costumes be more "sultry in nature." Trisha
Biggar notes that Lucas wanted her to appear "sexy, gorgeous, and
young in skimpy clothes." Portman laughs, "I got over the hump of
18 so I'm allowed to show tummy now, I guess." For Revenge of
, Biggar says, "We knew that Padmé was going to be
pregnant through the whole film, and nobody in the outside world
could know that. Because she's pregnant, I wanted a soft quality to
be apparent in the fabrics that were used."
Some of the costumes created by Biggar's staff did not appear in
the final version of the films. In Revenge of the Sith
for example, a multi-colored "Peacock Gown" and a "Green Cut Velvet
Robe" worn by Padmé in scenes featuring the Delegation of 2000 were
deleted during post-production. Biggars remarks that the Peacock
Gown had been one of her favorite designs and that much time and
money had been invested in these particular costumes.
Padmé's costumes in The Phantom Menace were featured in
the Japanese magazine
High Fashion in 1999 and the Attack of the Clones
costumes were in Vogue in
2002. The costumes were on display in the 2005
exhibit Dressing A Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars at
Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles.
Trisha Biggar won a Saturn Award
for Best Costumes in 2000 for
The Phantom Menace
and in 2003 for Attack of the
. She was nominated in 2006 for Revenge of the
, but lost to Isis Mussenden, costume designer for
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
- Terry Moore, "A Summer's Dream," in Star Wars Tales 5
(Dark Horse Comics, September 2000), ISBN 1593072864.
- Padmé Amidala, Expanded Universe, at the Star Wars Databank; last accessed August 5, 2006.
- James Luceno, Cloak of Deception (paperback; New York:
Del Rey, 2002), p. 323, ISBN 0345442970.
- Jude Watson, Star Wars Episode I Journal: Queen
Amidala (New York: Scholastic, 1999), ISBN 0590521012.
- Julianne Balmain, The Queen's Amulet (New York:
Chronicle Books, 1999), ISBN 0811824624.
- Erik Tiemens, "The Artist of Naboo," in Star Wars:
Visionaries (Dark Horse Comics, March 2005), ISBN
- James Luceno, Labyrinth of Evil (paperback; New York:
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