When the original Star Wars hit the movie theatres in 1977, few people imaged it would spawn a series that would become so influential in pop culture. Soon after the 1977 release, toys were everywhere and people even knew all the catch-phrases that would become so well associated with the galaxy far, far away. The original trilogy did really well in theatres and became a cornerstone of American sci-fi.
The launch of the prequels starting in 1999 sought to recapture the spirit and momentum that was so obvious in the late 70s and 80s. While these movies made money, over-reliance on CGI, combined with pretty bad writing and some below average acting on the part of some of the cast made the prequels a distant second to the original trilogy. With the upcoming launch of the next series of Star Wars films, and associated stand-alone projects, expectations are high and many fans are hoping the franchise can get back on track and rejuvenate the spirit of the earlier releases.
Of course, over the last almost 40 years, the films have been accompanied with a range of toys, clothing, books and video games related to Star Wars universe. Some are related closely to the films while others branch out into a realm known as ‘The Expanded Universe,’ a fictional world which we don’t see in the films but exists to provide back and side stories to plotlines and characters we are familiar with. From all of these, we are introduced to a range of characters who all play their own role in the Star wars Universe.
The following list looks at 15 of the hottest Star Wars characters. The vast majority come directly from the films and most people will be very familiar with them. Just for fun we’ve also added a couple extra characters from the Expanded Universe and the upcoming Episode VII film. You won’t find Emperor Palpatine or Chewbacca ahead, but we’ll think you’ll agree that the following women are some of the hottest characters to exist in the far off Star Wars galaxy.
10 Aunt Beru
9 Shaak Ti
8 Mara Jade Skywalker
4 Ann and Tann Gella
3 Aayla Secura
2 Padme Amidala
1 Princess Leia Organa
Gold bikini. Really not much else needs to be said but our editors want more, so here it comes. Feisty, independent and able to handle a blaster, Princess Leia was ahead of her time when it came to strong women on the big screen. We couldn’t really get past the bagel hair in the first film. In the second, she was turning into quite a woman and rebel leader. Return of the Jedi, however, was the crowning moment in Princess Leia hotness. While a slave to Jabba the Hutt, Leia was forced to wear the gold bikini – something which propelled the character to immortal levels of sci-fi sexiness and provided a staple character present at every Comicon and sci-fi convention. Jabba, we salute you.
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