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Encyclopedia > Padmé Amidala
Star Wars character

Young Queen Padmé Amidala sits on her throne in Theed Palace
Padmé Amidala
Homeworld Naboo
Species Human
Gender Female
Height 1.65 meters (5 ft 5 in)
Weapon royal pistol
Vehicle Naboo Royal (Queen's) Starship, Naboo Royal Cruiser, Naboo Yacht, Naboo Skiff
Affiliation Galactic Republic
Film portrayer Natalie Portman

Padmé Naberrie (46 - 19 BBY), also known as Queen and then Senator Amidala and later Padmé Skywalker, is a prominent citizen of the planet Naboo in the fictional Star Wars universe. She is the wife of Anakin Skywalker and the mother of future rebel heroes Luke Skywalker and Leia (Skywalker) Organa. In the Star Wars films, the young heroine is portrayed by actress Natalie Portman. The Star Wars Visual Dictionaries describe the character Padmé as raised by "humble" parents in a small mountain village of Naboo, although in the films, Padmé's parents are depicted as living a fairly aristocratic lifestyle. Perhaps this is funded by Padmé's later social success. For the missile defense program, see Strategic Defense Initiative. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This is a list of cities and towns in the Star Wars universe. ... Naboo is a planet in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... In George Lucas fictional Star Wars universe, Humans are the most numerous and dominant species, with apparently millions of major and minor colonies galaxywide. ... Female is the sex of an organism, or a part of an organism, which produces egg cells. ... - Senator Palpatine Form of Government Federal Republic Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Head of Government Chancellor Establishment c. ... Natalie Portman Natalie Hershlag (stage name Natalie Portman; born 9 June 1981) is an Israeli-born American actress. ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) centered around the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars: A New Hope. ... Naboo is a planet in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... For the missile defense program, see Strategic Defense Initiative. ... Anakin Skywalker is believed by many, notably Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, to be the prophesied Chosen One, destined to bring balance to the Force by destroying the Sith, according to Jedi Master Mace Windu in The Phantom Menace. ... Luke Skywalker (born 19 BBY), is a fictional character of the Star Wars universe, a Jedi Knight, who plays a major role in the series of films. ... Her Royal Highness, Princess Leia Organa Solo of Alderaan (born Leia Skywalker in 19 BBY), is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe played by an unknown child in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, actress Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episodes IV-VI, and by Ann... Natalie Portman Natalie Hershlag (stage name Natalie Portman; born 9 June 1981) is an Israeli-born American actress. ...


Apparently very seriously trained as a child, Padmé is named Princess of Theed, Naboo's capital city when barely an adult, and is elected Queen of the entire planet at age fourteen. As queen, Padmé takes the reign name of Amidala. Just as "Padme" is Sanskrit for lotus flower, "Amidala" is the spiritual manifestation of a lotus flower. As queen, Amidala takes five handmaidens as her bodyguards and companions. These five and others will provide her with her most loyal and true relationships throughout the films. The handmaidens of Queen (and later Senator) Amidala are: This article is about the noble title. ... This is a list of cities and towns in the Star Wars universe. ... The word Queen may have many meanings: Political A queen regnant is a female monarch. ... ... The Sanskrit language ( संस्कृता वाक्) is one of the earliest attested members of the Indo-European language family and is not only a classical language, but also an official language of India. ... Nelumbo lutea, the American Lotus The term lotus may refer to: The Indian lotus of the genus Nelumbo (see Nymphaeaceae). ...

  • Sabé - Amidala's body double during dangerous situations
  • Cordé - who serves as decoy for Amidala when she is a Senator
  • Rabé - who serves as hairdresser to the queen
  • Eirtaé - royal protocol expert
  • Saché
  • Yané
  • Dormé - who serves as a bodyguard to Padmé when she is a Senator

In Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Amidala fights hard through political and physical means to rid her planet from the blockade of the Trade Federation. Around fourteen years of age in this episode, she forms a close friendship with the then nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker. Although The Phantom Menace was panned by most critics as an overall film, the costumes designed for this character were widely admired, and were featured in a Vogue magazine spread. Some critics viewed them simply as a marketing ploy to bring more feminine viewers to an action movie, but whether intentional or not, for some viewers, Amidala's costumes were the most memorable part of the film. They also serve an important plot function as they allow Amidala's handmaidens to impersonate her behind voluminous robes and white makeup. This listing of the royal gowns of Queen Amidala uses several words created by archaeologist Doctor David Reynolds to imbue the costumes with a sense of imaginative history: ... A body double is a general term for someone who substitutes for the credited actor of a character in any recorded visual medium, whether videotape or film. ... Corde as she lays dying. ... A bodyguard is a person who protects someone from personal assault, kidnapping, assassination, loss of confidential information, or other threats. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... The Trade Federation is a fictional organization that exists in the Star Wars universe at the time of the Galactic Republic. ... The term costume can refer to wardrobe and dress in general, or to the distinctive style of dress of a particular people, class, or period. ... Traditionally, marketing has been a term applied to the craft of linking the producers (or potential producers) of a product or service with customers, both existing and potential. ... The word feminine can refer to: the property of being biologically female femininity, a traditionally female gender role the feminine grammatical gender This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Movie poster for Die Another Day, the 20th James Bond movie. ... Cosmetics or makeup are substances to enhance the beauty of the human body, apart from simple cleaning. ... Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ...

  • Throne Room Gown- The most reproduced images of Amidaia (see above) are probably ones showing this domestic regalia. Her hair is dressed over a padded form and her face is encircled by gold "faceframes" dangling a Jewel of Zenda. The wide-shouldered gown is embroidered in gold and lined in potolli fur. Large illuminated sein jewels decorate the skirt. The handmaidens wear coordinating golden robes inspired by Art Nouveau.
  • Traveling Gown- A dark purple gown with cerlin sleeves, drapa bindings, and a chersilk hair net.
  • Arrival Gown- This black, spiderweb lace gown is actually worn by the handmaiden Sabé, but this is not known to other characters in the film nor to first-time viewers. Her face is framed by a black cowl, which is decorated with filigree ear coverings and a headdress of black feathers. It portrays to Chancellor Valorum and Senator Palpatine the majesty and seriousness of her mission upon arrival at the capital world of Coruscant. The handmaidens wear saffron colored robes reminiscent of Buddhist monks.
  • Foreign Residence Gown- A black gown, reminiscent of Victorian mourning dress, expresses Amidala's anguish at being separated from her people. Black Cyrene silk is beaded with 240-year old emblems. Her hair is arranged in a fan shape with a prominent foreknot and small suspensas.
  • Senate Gown- Clearly derived from Mongolian bride costume, this embossed red gown is braided with gold, and is meant to portray the majesty of Naboo to the jaded Galactic Senate. To help make her more visible in the vast chamber, Amidala's hair is dressed in a wide arc centered by an escoffiate headpiece and the Royal Sovereign of Naboo medal. Gold hairbands hold the arc in shape, and orichalc finework finials dangle from the ends. Natalie Portman was photographed in this costume for Vanity Fair and Premiere magazines.
  • Palpatine Gown- When meeting with Naboo's senator, Amidala wears a mauve robe highly reminiscent of a Japanese kimono, with several layers and a wide obi. A Shiraya fan headdress is hung with Veda pearl beading and glass filaments. (The actual costume headdress was cut from a 1910 dress.) The handmaidens wear burgundy purple robes embellished with fleurs-de-lys.
  • Parade Gown- A brilliant white gown worn at the end of the film symbolizes Amidala's joy at achieving peace, and echos the gown worn by her future daughter at the end of the film A New Hope. In both films, the titled leader presents heros of battle with an honor at the end of a long avenue of people amidst magnificent architecture. Amidala's costume is embellished by a petaled cape that evokes huge flowers near her home village. The flowers only bloom once every 88 years, heralding a special celebration. She also wears an aurate fan which resembles the starched collars worn by England's Queen Elizabeth I as well as the framing fans worn by characters on the Dune miniseries.

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Padmé Amidala as Senator of Naboo

In Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, set ten years later, she has become a Senator in the Galactic Republic's Senate after her two terms as Queen expired. She is leading a faction opposed to the establishment of an army to quell a separatist movement. After a failed assassination attempt on her life that is believed to have been executed by Count Dooku, Anakin, who is now an apprentice Jedi under Obi-Wan Kenobi, is assigned to protect her. He expresses his love for her which he has harbored for the last ten years, and although she at first resists, Padmé soon reciprocates his feelings, though both are duty-bound to deny it. Just before rescuing Obi-Wan Kenobi, she admits her love for Anakin, and the couple becomes directly involved in the first massed battle of the Clone Wars, where Padmé again shows herself to be rather more handy in combat than might be expected of a politician. The movie ends with Anakin (with a robot arm to replace the one he lost in the battle) and Padmé being wed in a secret ceremony attended only by R2-D2 and C-3PO. Promotional shot of the character Padmé Amidala, of Star Wars, for the movie Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. ... Promotional shot of the character Padmé Amidala, of Star Wars, for the movie Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Jack Ruby murdered the alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, in a very public manner. ... Count Dooku (102–19 BBY) (also known as Darth Tyranus) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... The Jedi Master Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi (57 BBY - 0 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, a Jedi Master of legendary status. ... The Battle of Geonosis is a battle which occurred in the fictional Star Wars universe between the Confederacy of Independent Systems and the Galactic Republic. ... Star Wars: Clone Wars on Cartoon Network The Clone Wars (22 - 19 BBY) is a fictional conflict described in the Star Wars series and featured in the two latter episodes of the prequel trilogy, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. ... R2-D2 (also spelled Artoo-Detoo, called R2 for short), is an astromech droid and colleague of C-3PO in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... C-3PO (pronounced See-Threepio, called 3PO for short) is a character from the fictional Star Wars universe. ...

Padmé becomes pregnant, and despite her condition, travels to Mustafar to see her husband.

In Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, she becomes alarmed by the changes in her husband's character as he is seduced by the Dark Side. Following the declaration of the Galactic Empire and the Great Jedi Purge led by Anakin, Padmé joins with Senator Bail Organa to declare the founding of a Resistance Movement that will become the Rebel Alliance. Travelling to the planet Mustafar (with Obi-Wan stowed away on board unbeknownst to her), she confronts Anakin in an attempt to turn him back to "the Light." However, Anakin believes that she brought Obi-Wan with her to kill him and, consumed by the Dark Side and enraged by her perceived betrayal, blindly uses a Force choke against her; though immediately regretting it afterwards. At Polis Massa doctors try to save Padmé's life, but after the birth of the twins, whom she names Luke and Leia, she dies of a complete loss of the will to live and a broken heart while being comforted by Obi-Wan. Her body is returned to Naboo and given an elaborate funeral ceremony but it is prepared so that she looks pregnant, an attempt to hide the actual birth of her children by making the people of Naboo believe her unborn child dies with her (before the actual birth, she believes she is carrying only one child). Promotional shot of the character Padmé Amidala, of Star Wars, for the movie Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. ... Promotional shot of the character Padmé Amidala, of Star Wars, for the movie Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. ... A pregnant woman, or gravida Human pregnancy refers to the process by which a human female carries a live offspring from conception until childbirth. ... Mustafar is a volcanic moon orbiting a larger planet in the Star Wars universe. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... ). Galactic empires are a fairly common theme in science fiction. ... The Great Jedi Purge was the extermination of the Jedi by the Sith-led Galactic Empire and the start of the Galactic Civil War. ... Bail Prestor Organa (69 BBY - 0 BBY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, the Viceroy and Prince of Alderaan and a noted statesman of the late Republic and early Imperial eras. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, was a group formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ... In the Star Wars series, Polis Massa is an asteroid used as an emergency hideout by Republic loyalists Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Bail Organa, Padmé Amidala Skywalker, and others at the end of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. ... Luke Skywalker (born 19 BBY), is a fictional character of the Star Wars universe, a Jedi Knight, who plays a major role in the series of films. ... Her Royal Highness, Princess Leia Organa Solo of Alderaan (born Leia Skywalker in 19 BBY), is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe played by an unknown child in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, actress Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episodes IV-VI, and by Ann...


In the Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, however, Leia tells Luke that she remembers her mother dying when they were young, and described her as very kind, beautiful, and sad. It is possible that the mother that Leia remembers is the adoptive mother that she grew up with on Alderaan, rather than her birth mother, since she does not say "our mother." However, since Luke asks her, "Do you remember your real mother?" it is assumed that Leia did, in fact, know she was adopted by the Organas, and had impressions of her biological mother from her time in the womb, due to her Force sensitivity, which is believed by many to be higher than Luke's. After all, Leia always "felt" that Luke was her brother, yet he did not suspect that she was his sister. Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ... ... Female internal reproductive anatomy The uterus or womb is the major female reproductive organ of most mammals, including humans. ... The Force is a mystical and binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...



Preceded by:
King Veruna of Naboo
Queen of Naboo
32–24 BBY
Succeeded by:
Queen Jamilla of Naboo
Preceded by:
Unknown (eventually Senator Palpatine)
Senator of Naboo
22–19 BBY
Succeeded by:
Unknown


The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... A monarch is a type of ruler or head of state. ... Naboo is a planet in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) centered around the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars: A New Hope. ... HRH Queen Jamillia of Naboo, the successor of Queen Amidala, is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe played by Ayesha Dharkar. ... Palpatine (84 BBY - 4 and 10 ABY), also known as Darth Sidious, Dark Lord of the Sith, and later His Imperial Majesty Emperor Palpatine, is an important character in the Star Wars fictional universe and the major villain of the Star Wars series. ... A senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. ... Naboo is a planet in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) centered around the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars: A New Hope. ...


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Star Wars: Databank | Amidala, Padmé (1900 words)
Amidala refused, and was sentenced to a prison camp.
Amidala was once again reunited with Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice Anakin Skywalker, whom she had not seen in a decade.
Padmé hoped to use her diplomatic skills to parley with the Separatists, but she and Anakin were captured by the Geonosians.
Padme's Chambers: Room of a Queen (1124 words)
As Amidala, she had achieved the appex of her education's goal, and to be Queen was the natural fullfillment of her potential and her training.
Amidala was once again reunited with Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice Anakin Skywalker, whom she had not seen in a decade.
Padme hoped to use her diplomatic skills to parley with the Separatists, but she and Anakin were captured by the Geonosians.
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