73 Facts About Princess Leia


Princess Leia Organa is a fictional character and one of the main protagonists in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed in films by Carrie Fisher.


In Return of the Jedi, Princess Leia helps in the operation to rescue Han from the crime lord Jabba the Hutt and is revealed to be Vader's daughter and the twin sister of Luke Skywalker.


Princess Leia is adopted by Senator Bail and Queen Breha Organa of Alderaan.


Princess Leia dies towards the end of the film but returns in the epilogue scene as a Force ghost alongside Luke.


One of the more popular Star Wars characters, Princess Leia has been called a 1980s icon, a feminist hero and model for other adventure heroines.


Princess Leia has appeared in many derivative works and merchandising, including the now-noncanonical Star Wars Expanded Universe, and has been referenced or parodied in several TV shows and films.


Princess Leia was created by Star Wars creator George Lucas, who in 1999 explained his early development of the main characters:.


In 2014, InkTank reported that the extended list of "more than two dozen actresses" who had auditioned for Princess Leia included Glenn Close, Farrah Fawcett, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek, Sigourney Weaver, Cybill Shepherd, Jane Seymour, Anjelica Huston, Kim Basinger, Kathleen Turner, Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, and Terri Nunn.


Princess Leia has no friends, no family; her planet was blown up in seconds.


Princess Leia is captured by Darth Vader on board the ship Tantive IV, where she is acting as a spy for the Rebel Alliance.


Princess Leia has secretly hidden the blueprints for the Death Star, the Empire's moon-sized battle station, inside the astromech droid R2-D2 and has sent it to find one of the last remaining Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi, on the nearby planet of Tatooine.


Vader arrests Princess Leia and has her tortured, but she resists revealing anything.


Princess Leia provides the location of an old, abandoned base on the planet Dantooine, but Tarkin orders Alderaan to be destroyed anyway.


Princess Leia is rescued by Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, and they escape aboard Han's ship, the Millennium Falcon.


Princess Leia takes shots at the Storm Troopers boarding her ship, gets stunned with a blaster in her hand, then has the audacity to try to make Darth Vader feel ashamed of himself.


Princess Leia has enough energy left over after a nasty session of torture to insult Grand Moff Tarkin.


Princess Leia leads its evacuation during an Imperial attack, and then flees with Han, Chewbacca and C-3PO on the Millennium Falcon.


Princess Leia confesses her love for Han as he is frozen in carbonite and then handed over to bounty hunter Boba Fett, who is charged with bringing him to the crime lord Jabba the Hutt.


Princess Leia frees Han from the carbonite, but they are recaptured by Jabba.


Princess Leia is chained to Jabba as his slave, outfitted in a metal bikini.


Lando helps them overpower their captors, and Princess Leia seizes the moment to strangle Jabba with her chain.


Luke and Princess Leia swing to safety, blowing up Jabba's barge behind them.


Princess Leia joins Han in leading the Rebels in battle with Imperial troops as the Rebel fleet attacks the second Death Star.


Princess Leia is slightly injured, but the Rebels, with help from the Ewoks, ultimately defeat the forces of the Empire, with the Death Star destroyed once more.


Princess Leia is adopted by Senator Bail Organa and his wife, Queen Breha, of Alderaan.


When her forces foil a First Order attack searching for the Resistance astromech droid BB-8, Princess Leia is reunited with Han, who has helped the renegade stormtrooper Finn and orphaned scavenger Rey bring the droid this far.


Han and Princess Leia are still married but have been estranged for a couple of years; after their son, Ben Solo, fell to the dark side and became the First Order warlord Kylo Ren.


Princess Leia believes Ben can still be brought back to the light side.


Princess Leia uses the Force to pull herself back to the ship.


From his solitude on Ahch-To, Luke projects himself through the Force to the Resistance stronghold on Crait and reunites with Princess Leia, apologizing for what happened to Ben.


Princess Leia makes a brief appearance in the final scene of the 2016 film Rogue One, receiving the plans for the Death Star as a lead-up to the beginning of A New Hope.


Princess Leia appears briefly in 1978's Star Wars Holiday Special television film as a leader and administrator of the new Rebel Alliance base.


Princess Leia appears in the cartoon segment at a different Rebel Base, located in an asteroid field, and at the Life Day ceremony at the end of the film.


Princess Leia doesn't believe in the Empire, but she is acting the part, almost a double agent.


Princess Leia appears in the animated series Star Wars Forces of Destiny, voiced by Shelby Young.


Princess Leia appears in the animated series Star Wars Resistance, voiced by Rachel Butera and Carolyn Hennesy.


Princess Leia appears as a ten-year-old child in the live-action series Obi-Wan Kenobi, portrayed by Vivien Lyra Blair.


Princess Leia makes her first literary appearance in Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker, the novelization of the original 1977 film Star Wars, which was released six months before the film in November 1976.


Princess Leia is a point-of-view character in the 2015 novelization of The Force Awakens by Foster.


Princess Leia appears in the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens line of novels and comic books, introduced in conjunction with The Force Awakens to connect the film with previous installments.


Princess Leia is the lead character in the young adult novel Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure by Cecil Castellucci and Jason Fry, which is set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and Claudia Gray's novels Star Wars: Bloodline and Leia: Princess of Alderaan.


Princess Leia leads in Beth Revis' Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel which is set immediately right after Return of the Jedi.


Leia is the lead character in the five-part comic limited series Star Wars: Princess Leia, taking place immediately after Episode IV: A New Hope.


Princess Leia is featured prominently in the four-part comic limited series Star Wars: Shattered Empire, set immediately after Return of the Jedi.


Princess Leia reveals Leia to have had royal training in martial arts and explores her reaction to the destruction of Alderaan, while Shattered Empire portrays her as a skilled pilot who undertakes a dangerous mission alongside Poe Dameron's mother.


Princess Leia becomes the Chief of State of the New Republic and a Jedi master, and is the mother to three children by Han: Jaina, Jacen and Anakin Solo.


In Heir to the Empire, Princess Leia is married to Han and three months pregnant with twins.


In Dark Force Rising, Princess Leia realizes that Darth Vader and the Empire deceived the Noghri to secure their allegiance, and by revealing the truth she turns the alien race to the side of the New Republic.


The Corellian trilogy by Roger MacBride Allen finds Han and Princess Leia swept up in a civil war while visiting his homeworld of Corellia with their children.


The spirit of Anakin Skywalker appears to Princess Leia and pleads for her forgiveness, but she angrily banishes him.


Princess Leia, now engaged to Han, is captured by Zorba in Queen of the Empire.


Princess Leia is rescued and replaced with a lookalike droid decoy, which kills Trioculus.


In Prophets of the Dark Side, Princess Leia looks forward to her wedding to Han and has a vision of their two children.


When she learns of Anakin's childhood as a slave and the traumatic death of his mother, Princess Leia learns to forgive her father.


In Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry, the only Star Wars novel set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Princess Leia is searching for Boba Fett to find a captive Han.


Princess Leia is bewitched by the crime lord Prince Xizor using pheromones, but Chewbacca helps her elude the seduction.


Princess Leia is targeted by a deadly Voxyn slayer in Troy Dennings' Star By Star, and though she manages to evade death, her son Anakin is later killed during a mission to prevent more Voxyn from being cloned.


Anakin and Padme are discussing a dream of Anakin's in which Padme dies in childbirth; later, Luke and Princess Leia watch a clip in which Padme is talking to Obi-Wan Kenobi about Anakin.


Princess Leia kills Luke's wife Mara Jade as his final sacrifice to become Darth Caedus, the new ruler of the Sith.


In Inferno by Troy Denning, Han and Princess Leia are faced with the reality that their son, now Joint Chief of State, is the enemy.


The nine-volume Fate of the Jedi series by Aaron Allston, Troy Denning, and Christie Golden finds Han and Princess Leia become caught up in the intensifying conflict between the Galactic Alliance and the Jedi.


Luke pursues her, and Princess Leia manages to turn him back.


In Dark Empire II, Princess Leia gives birth to a third child by Han, whom she names Anakin.


Princess Leia appears as a playable character in every Lego Star Wars video game to date.


Princess Leia is a playable character in both Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II.


Princess Leia appears as a playable character in Disney Infinity 3.0.


Princess Leia has been called a 1980s icon, a feminist hero and "an exemplary personification of female empowerment".


In 2008, Princess Leia was selected by Empire magazine as the 89th greatest film character of all time, and IGN listed her as their 8th top Star Wars hero.


Princess Leia appears on a 2007 US postage stamp and a 2015 UK stamp.


Princess Leia has been used in a wide range of Star Wars merchandise, including statuettes, action figures and other toys, household items and clothing, office supplies, food products, and bubble bath and shampoo in Princess Leia-shaped bottles with her head as the cap.


Princess Leia was one of the first characters I encountered whose power came from her political conviction and acumen.


Princess Leia can be strong, sassy, outspoken, bossy, and bitchy, and still be respected and seen as feminine.


Yes, Princess Leia was in a gold bikini, but she was the one who single-handedly killed Jabba.