There are a lot of things that people love about Star Wars. The story is compelling and emotionally impactful. The characters are lovable and entertaining as all get out. The effects, at their best, are groundbreaking and make you feel like you’ve entered into a whole new galaxy. Possibly the last thing that a lot of people would list is the attractive ladies, but that doesn’t mean it is any less true. The fact that one of the main characters served as fantasy fodder for years on end should be evidence enough that there actually is something sexy going on in this series.
The rules for consideration here were extremely simple. You need to be a female character from the Star Wars universe that viewers are likely to find attractive. Of course, the level to which we find a character hot is intrinsically linked to the looks of the actor, so in some cases we took their looks off-screen into account. Therefore, an alien being that we see in makeup but may be good looking on the inside, can be aided by how the performer looks in their regular life. We did not include any characters that haven’t been embodied by a human actor, so anyone featured in the various animated films and series or who’ve appeared in drawings or books were not considered. Enjoy.
A handmaiden who was fiercely loyal to Padme, she stood in for the queen while she accompanied Qui-Gon Jinn and the others on Tatooine. Referred to by her majesty as “my decoy, my protection… my loyal bodyguard", it is safe to say that Sabé was one of Padme’s most trusted supporters.
Quite possibly the most famous actress to appear in a background role in the Star Wars universe, a lot of people forget or never knew that Keira Knightley played a part in The Phantom Menace. An elegant actress who is capable of getting down and dirty with the best of them, Keira may be the only actress that would be able to believably pass for Natalie Portman, one of the most attractive actors of her generation.
14 Bazine Netal
A mercenary who spies for the First Order garbed in a black and white clothes, Bazine’s motives are far from uncomplicated. Present in Maz Kanata's castle on Takodana when Han, Chewbacca, Finn and Rey arrive, she leaves the side of her massive comrade to inform her bosses of their whereabouts. Seen for only a brief moment, she still managed to create a highly memorable character that plays an important role in the destruction that soon follows her departure.
Played by the English actress and model Anna Brewster, who was cast as a supermodel in the BBC series Material Girl, her career is still in its infant stages but judging by this role she has some real potential. A woman with a distinctive look, whether she is dressed to appear in a galaxy far far away or walking a red carpet, she certainly isn’t somebody you’d be wise to underestimate.
13 14/13. Ann and Tann Gella
A duo of Rutian Twi'lek females, these twin sisters made a blink and you’ll miss it style appearance in Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace where they appeared at the side of Sebulba. Tasked with serving their master, the aforementioned slaver, the twins principally were used on-screen to communicate with his business partners.
Played by a pair of identical twin models out of The UK, Nifa and Nishan Hindes, their incredible looks made these otherwise easily-ignorable characters worthy of our notice. Two women who you really need to see out of their makeup if you are unaware of them, the Hindes sisters are so hot in their daily lives that they have appeared on magazine covers for Top Model and Asian Women. In fact, People Magazine even included them on their 50 most beautiful people list in 1998.
12 Beru Whitesun Lars
Ok, we’re just going to say it, Shelagh Fraser, the actress who played this character in the first Star Wars film seemed like she may have been a looker in her day but this isn’t why Beru appears here. The aunt of Luke Skywalker, it is Beru and her husband that bring their nephew up despite the danger that his father poses before she ultimately loses her life in grisly fashion because of a silly droid.
Seen briefly as a youngster in both Episode II and Episode III, we got a view of what she looked like in her youth and we like it. Played by Bonnie Piesse, an Australian actress and singer, the second woman to take on the role took a character we’d only seen as an older woman and turned her into a real cutie.
A slave dancer in the lair of Jabba the Hutt, Oola is remembered best for an extensive dance sequence that ends on a horrific note for the character. Standing in defiance against the monstrous mobster, her choice to pull at her chains in Jabba’s presence clearly angers him and before long the trapdoor she stood on was opened and she fell into the pit beneath her. Moments later the massive creature known as the Rancor, entered and her lack of weaponry ensured that she swiftly found herself in the beast’s clutches and stomach.
For those of us who first watched Return of the Jedi as children, Oola was just an alien being who danced and died before our eyes. Then, as we grew up and saw the world with new eyes, we noticed that her clothes left little to the imagination; she had an incredible figure and despite her head tentacles was straight out sexy. Brought to life by the actress Femi Taylor, the role was her greatest claim to fame but the fact that producers of the TV movie Cats (an adaptation of the musical), created a character for her and named it Exotica says more than we could.
10 Zam Wesell
A character from Attack of the Clones, Zam was the would-be assassin that we saw almost take the life of then Naboo senator, Padmé Amidala. First attempting to bomb a platform that her target was supposed to land on, when it was discovered that it was a body double whose life she took, she changed up her strategy. Employing a kouhon, a fictional arthropod in the Star Wars universe, the intended poisonous bite was thwarted by Padmé’s Jedi protectors. Chased down by the duo of Obi-Wan and Anakin, she was killed when a sabredart was sent her way by Jango Fett just before she could reveal her partner in crime.
A being that was able to change her appearance, as she succumbed to Fett’s dart and began to die, we saw her true form and it wasn’t exactly appealing to us. That said, her look of choice, as a beautiful woman with striking features, made her place here unchangeable. Played here by Leeanna Walsman.
9 Mon Mothma
Earlier, in the Beru entry, we made it explicitly clear that she was included due to the actress who played her when she was younger, but in this case we don’t feel compelled to do the same. The leader of the Rebel Alliance at the moment of its greatest victory, she was there during the planning stages of the assault on the second Death Star. Holding court in the presence of the heroes we’d grown to love, she easily could have seemed out of place but her portrayal lent her the gravitas needed for her to feel formidable. We know that we’re very interested to see how her character is used in Rogue One.
Played by three actresses over the years (Genevieve O' Reilly pictured), including the aforementioned upcoming film, her character carries herself with such defiance, authority and confidence, that she is plenty attractive. Perpetually seen wearing all white in all of her film appearances to date, she has never been given much of an emotional arc but she has still meant a lot to the series overall. The fact that we gasped when she came on our screens during the Rogue One trailer, something that wasn’t spoiled for us, speaks to her importance.
From one of Padme’s handmaidens to another; it seems like George Lucas wanted to make sure that only beautiful women were cast to serve as a part of Padme’s entourage as Dorme more than deserves her ranking here. Traveling with the former Queen while she was the focus of a number of assassination attempts, she took her life in her hands by staying by her side but never wavered.
Played by the always exquisite Rose Byrne, there is little doubt that the character, in another actor’s hands, would have meant absolutely nothing. Although we recognize that some of Dorme’s notoriety stems from the fame Rose acquired afterward, but we’d argue that her looks have a hand in it as well.
7 Captain Phasma
Ok, this is a perfect example of what we were talking about when we said the looks of the actor who played a character will be taken into account. A female captain in the First Order, Phasma played a huge role in the merchandise and marketing in the lead up to the release of The Force Awakens. That is why so many were surprised and disappointed to see how small the impact the character had on the story itself once the film was actually released. The no-nonsense commander of an order of Stormtroopers, Phasma had the man who would come to be known as Finn, under her control. Later in the film, the tables were turned when her former charge, Finn, bragged that she was now under his command and before too long she would reveal pivotal information to the rebels. Under-utilized in the film, we hope that she somehow survived and is used in a more meaningful way in Episode Eight.
Another thing that we found a tad disappointing was that we never got to get a view of the actress who brought Phasma to life, Gwendoline Christie, out of uniform. We know that Stormtroopers typically stay covered but when you hire an actress as talented and striking as Gwendoline, it just seems like a waste to keep her obscured. A tall and powerful presence, she isn’t the type of beauty that Hollywood typically covets but the confidence she carries herself with and her flawless features make her a hottie.
6 Korr Sella
With very limited screen time in The Force Awakens, Korr Sella was a character we never got to know too well but we wanted to. A commander in the Resistance, she was sent far and wide to issue warnings to members of the New Republic who were ignorant of the threat of the First Order. Working towards that goal, which Leia tasked her with, her devotion to the cause was the reason she died at such a young age.
Played by the absolutely gorgeous Maisie Richardson-Sellers, someone who’d made a name for herself for her work in a Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals, her fans must have been sad to see her demise. Blessed with perfect skin and an enthralling presence, Maisie is certain to steal attention wherever she goes, even if she ventures into far-flung galaxies. Killed during the unveiling of Starkiller Base’s firepower, she’d barely been seen prior but her beauty demanded that all eyes were on her in that moment.
For those of you who haven’t become acquainted with the horror that is The Star Wars Holiday Special, let us introduce you to Mermeia, a “holographic fantasy woman” or “erotic entertainer.” Appearing in the special after the Wookie Itchy strapped himself into a holoprojector, she spoke to the alien being in an overtly sexual nature, remarking about how he was “excited”. A disturbing addition to the special, we have no idea what her character has to do with the holidays but if you ignore that context, she is undeniably sexy. Reportedly intended to be softcore p*rn by the writers of the special, the fact that the Wookie is later stated to be “groggy with satisfaction”, backs up that claim.
Portrayed by Diahann Carroll, She is a former Broadway and television actress who helped to break ground with her non-stereotypical role on the show Julia. Seen here in a far less celebrated performance, she can at least rest assured that it landed her here on this list. That’s probably not much of a consolation for her, though.
4 Jyn Erso
A Star Wars character we’ve yet to see on our screens, save for the footage included in trailers, our interest in finding out about who Jyn Erso is, eclipsed anyone we saw before The Force Awakens. Evidently recruited by the Rebel Alliance and coming into contact with Mon Mothma who sends her on an important journey, it looks like her moral compass may be as murky as Han Solo’s.
Referred to as "reckless, aggressive and undisciplined" by the leader of the Alliance, she may question Jyn’s tactics but we know for sure she is a looker. Played by Felicity Jones, an actress whose career is very much on the rise after her recent Academy Award nomination, if this film succeeds nearly as much as The Force Awakens, she’ll become a household name. That would be fantastic, as she’s proven her acting skills and looks are incredible to behold.
3 Padme Amidala
There are strong arguments to be made for any of our top three taking the number one spot on our list but in our minds, Padme is the one taking the bronze, which really says something. Perhaps the awful dialogue and utter lack of chemistry she shares with her co-star Hayden Christensen, played a part in placing her here but the hotness of the two women who beat her is more important. The former Queen of Naboo, who falls in love with a Jedi, it could be argued that that relationship is what leads to the creation of Darth Vader. Sure Anakin clearly has an ego and lacks the patience of the other people in the order, but it was his fear of losing Padme that pushed him over the edge. Looking at her, we totally get it.
Played by Natalie Portman, an actress we already referred to as one the most beautiful actors of her generation, her face could be argued as a natural work of art. Included in a seemingly endless amount of lists of the most beautiful celebrities online (including this one), the world seems to agree with us, Natalie has got it going on.
The most recent addition to the Star Wars universe to make this list, Rey is the most kicka** female character in the history of the franchise. Someone who seems poised to take on a momentous role in the series as it moves forward, there seems to be nothing that she can’t do, and it is about time that Star Wars gives young people a woman to cheer on in battle. Draped in mystery, her history is an enigma wrapped in a riddle that the collective mind of the internet has strained to solve ever since The Force Awakens premiered, but it mostly agreed on one thing.
Daisy Ridley, the young actress who came out of nowhere to portray one of the most sought after roles in film history seems to be a cool and sexy chick that we can’t get enough of. Someone who manages to feel like the perfect girl next door because of the personality she shows, but looks as sultry as nearly anyone alive, she was voted to the top of AskMen.com’s Crush List for good reason.
1 Princess Leia Organa
We really could probably put a photo of Leia in the gold bikini and call it a day, but let’s face it, that wouldn’t be any fun, at least not of the PG kind. In a lot of corners, Leia just doesn’t get the credit she deserves as an incredibly strong female character in a genre dominated by men. The only reason that the Rebellion has even a tiny chance of surviving against the original Death Star, she makes an unfathomable sacrifice when her home planet is destroyed because of it. Tortured and threatened with the destruction of nearly everyone she has ever known and cared about, she doesn’t wilt under the pressure which is admirable a feat as any in Star Wars. Additionally able to match wits with Han, inspire strength in the legion of soldiers that she commands and fire a blaster when need be, Leia is awesome.
She is also the hottest woman in the history of Star Wars. Played by Carrie Fisher, she was so hot in that bikini that it became the go-to fantasy for sci-fi films worldwide and something impossible to forget. Attractive in all of the other outfits she wears in the original trilogy as well, she is made all the more alluring because of the strength of the character. In short, she stands head and shoulders above the competition.